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quotes 7 -12 -13

Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 0:33

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
William Hazlitt

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
Mel Brooks

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
Margaret Atwood

All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters.
Gordon Lightfoot


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RE: quotes 7 -12 -13

Interesting quotes, I particularly like the last two


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RE: quotes 7 -12 -13

Very interesting quotes.
I especially like the Margaret Atwood quote.
I'm from Norway and although we have one word for snow, we describe the snow in detail, because it is important in how to navigate.


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