Fomenting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Fogging ndash; FogTechnology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.ndash;Daniel BoorstinI love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.ndash;Peggy NoonanNot often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.ndash;Carl SandburgThe science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.ndash;H. G. Wells Use in Literature FoggingMy father, when first I knew of his doing anything at all, supported my mother and myself by drawing pictures with coloured chalks upon the pavement; I used sometimes to watch him, and marvel at the skill with which he represented fogs, floods, and fires.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon Revisited.The mists and fogs, which as usual rose from the Rappahannock, made Harry shiver at their touch.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Star of Gettysburg.The staff heard enough through the fogs and mists to know that the Army of the Potomac was awake and stirring.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Star of Gettysburg.The cold fogs and winds cease to pay their daily visits, the rainy season awaits the new year.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Sleeping Fires: A Novel.The trees were blossoming pink and white in the orchards, the lightest breeze rippled the green of the fields; and into this valley came neither the winds nor the fogs of the ocean.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Rezanov.The east winds swirl through it unopposed, and the fogs of the Seine are caught and retained by the black walls of the old metropolitan church.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.I have seen many worse fogs than that appeared to be.ndash;Robert Barr in The Face and the Mask.
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