Ragging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 161 pages
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Familiar Quotations RaggingHell and damnation, life is such fun with a ragged greatcoat and a Jerry gun!ndash;Alexander BlokAnd virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.ndash;John DrydenThe theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts.ndash;David HareI 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 NoonanA ragged colt may make a good horse.ndash;ProverbRagging ndash; ScruffyWhy, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!ndash;The Empire Strikes BackRagging ndash; ShabbyWhen I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.ndash;W. H. AudenThe local is a shabby thing. There's nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.ndash;Jean BaudrillardGenius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.ndash;Edward DahlbergEach venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always deteriorating in the general mess of imprecision of feeling.ndash;T. S. Eliot

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