Thursday, July 31, 2008

Quotes: Greeks. Grief. Groups. Growth. Guilt.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Greeks 433 The Greeks faced death but loved life. " …the Greeks, like ourselves with death before them and a great love of life in their hearts." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Grief 95 "Light griefs find utterance; great ones are dumb." Seneca. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Grief 179 "Great griefs are silent." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Groups 796 People with the same physical diseases form a solitary group. "…all who are afflicted with like physical diseases form themselves into ranks." Hawthorne: Hawthorne: “The Procession of Life”

Groups 797 Having the same disease eliminates social rankings. "…bond of mutual disease…makes the king a brother of the clown." Hawthorne: Hawthorne: “The Procession of Life”

Growth 306 " was like watching the growth of a great man or of a great idea." Cather, My √Āntonia

Guilt 1364 He regretted giving up the quest for his sister in favor of his own comfort. "…never quite ceased to trouble him [Phoenix] for giving up the quest of his dear sister, and sitting himself down to be comfortable, while his mother and her companions went onward." “The Dragon’s Teeth” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Guilt 786 He sought out his own disease in other breasts. "With cankered ingenuity, he sought out his own disease in every breast." Hawthorne: “Egotism; or, the Bosom- Serpent."

Guilt 789 His fatal inner serpent became the symbol of every man's fatal error, which he looked for throughout the city. "Thus, making his own actual serpent—if a serpent there actually was in his bosom—the type of each man’s fatal error, or hoarded sin, or unquiet conscience, and striking his sting so unremorsefully into the sorest spot, we may well imagine that Roderick became the pest of the city." Hawthorne: “Egotism; or, the Bosom-Serpent”

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