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Quotations

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. -Madeleine L’Engle, writer (29 Nov 1918-2007)

 

Through others, we become ourselves. -Lev Vygotsky, psychologist (17 Nov 1896-1934)

 

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. -Ivan Illich, philosopher and priest (1926-2002)

 

The cruellest lies are often told in silence. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

 

Truth is not static but dynamic, not a discovery but a product.  – Giambatista Vico, philosopher (1668–1744)

 

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)

 

You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave. -Billie Holiday, jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959)

 

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. -Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 1939)

 

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind. -William Somerset Maugham, writer (25 Jan 1874-1965)

 

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. -P.D. James, novelist

 

Those who put out the people’s eyes, reproach them for their blindness. -John Milton, poet (9 Dec 1608-1674)

 

A timid question will always receive a confident answer. -Charles John Darling, lawyer, judge, and politician (6 Dec 1849-1936)

 

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. -Edith Sitwell, poet (7 Sep 1887-1964)

 

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul. -Mary Renault, novelist (4 Sep 1905-1983)

 

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our one duty is to furnish it well. -Peter Ustinov, actor, writer, and director (1921-2004)