Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quotes: Hunger. Hunting. Hustler. Hyperbole. Hypocrisy.

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.

Hunger 236 "Hunger teaches us many things." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Hunting 78 Hunting is the sport of butchers. The Utopians on hunting]: "But if you are held by the hope of slaughter and the expectation of seeing something torn to pieces before your eyes, it ought rather to move you to pity to see a little hare so weak, shy and harmless torn apart by a powerful, fierce and cruel dog…the Utopians delegate this practice of hunting, as something unworthy of free men, to butchers…." Sir Thomas More, Utopia.

Hunting and personality 78 Hunting evolves into cruelty. [Utopians and hunting]: "…the hunter seeks nothing but pleasure from the slaughter and dismembering of a poor little animal…the constant experience of so savage a pleasure turns into cruelty." Sir Thomas More, Utopia.

Hustler 397 "Mr. James Blauser…was known as a Hustler…was attentive to all women." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Hyperbole 863 "As the hoar-frost began to gather on him [Gervayse Hastings], his wife went to her grave, and was doubtless warmer there." Hawthorne: “The Christmas Banquet”

Hyperbole 485 Portrait of a barber. "Did they arrest the mass murderer who cuts your hair?" DeLillo, Underworld.

Hypocrisy 198 The critic is a symptom of hypocrisy. "Perhaps there is not a more effectual key to the discovery of hypocrisy than a censorious temper; the man possessed of real virtue knows the difficulty of attaining it; and is, of course, more inclined to pity others, who happen to fail in the pursuit." Shenstone. 1744. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Hypocrisy 220 Hypocrisy is a full-time job. "[Hypocrisy] cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job." Somerset Maugham. 1930. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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