Marvelling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 162 pages
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Familiar Quotations MarvellingNames, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.ndash;Salman RushdieMarvelling ndash; FantasticAffectation is certain deformity. By forming themselves on fantastic models the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious.ndash;BlairIf cities were built by the sound of music, then some edifices would appear to be constructed by grave, solemn tones, and others to have danced forth to light fantastic airs.ndash;HawthornePoetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.ndash;James JoyceNo storyteller has ever been able to dream up anything as fantastically unlikely as what really does happen in this mad Universe.ndash;Lazarus LongVanessa has a fantastic body, I bet she shags like a minx.ndash;Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryThe fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.ndash;Earl WarrenMarvelling ndash; WonderfullyArt is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.ndash;Gunther GrassIt is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.ndash;Eric HofferDepend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.ndash;Samuel Johnson

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