Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quotes: Man (1)

Man 23 "Man--two-legged animal without feathers." Plato. Gr. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Man 227 "To become a man is an art." German. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Man 39 Man is destined to be a failure; all that remains of him is to be used by others. "Surely mortal man is a broomstick! ...till the axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs, and left him a withered trunk...raises a mighty dust where there was none before; sharing deeply all the while in the very same pollutions he pretends to sweep away...last days are spent in slavery to women...till, worn out to the stumps...he is either kicked out of doors, or made use of to kindle flames for others to warm themselves by. Jonathan Swift. “A Meditation upon a Broomstick.” 1701. Gross, ed. Essays.

Man 140 The General: "The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.

Man 255 What is man? The General: "There’s that popular misconception of man as something between a brute and an angel; actually man is in transit between brute and God." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.

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