Fluttering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 145 pages
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Familiar Quotations FloutingHe drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win, We drew a circle that took him in.ndash;Edwin MarkhamFlouting ndash; DefyUnits of prayer combined, like drops of water, make an ocean which defies resistance.ndash;E. M. BoundsThe tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.ndash;Walter LippmannModern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.ndash;Camille PagliaThe feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, and the skillful direct it.ndash;Jeane PlatiereFlouting ndash; DerideThe fornicator is not worthy of compassion, but deserves to be derided and made a mockery of, since he is more irrational than a woman, and a harlot besides.ndash;Saint ChrysostomWe are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand, and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies.ndash;Johann Wolfgang von GoetheI am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.ndash;Virginia WoolfFlouting ndash; JeerReverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.ndash;AnonymousI hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.ndash;William Butler Yeats

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