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This article is from the Quotations FAQ, by Sir Hans dok@fwi.uva.nl Jason Newquist jrnewquist@ucdavis.edu with numerous contributions by others.

7.1 Quotations: Who said "..."? p4


Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
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I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
"Happy Days" (1933) ``Song of the Open Road''

This poem, by the way, is based on the poem that starts with

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
"Trees and Other Poems" (1814) ``Trees''

Martin Niem\"oller (1892-1984)
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When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not
concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a
Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked
the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and
I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant
church--and there was nobody left to be concerned.
in "Congressional Record" 14 October 1968, p. 31636

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul, producing holy witness,
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
"The Merchant of Venice" (1596-1598) act 1, sc. 3, l. [99]

Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions,
senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the
same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If
you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if
you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not
revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.
"The Merchant of Venice" (1596-1598) act 3, sc. 1, l. 63

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
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You see things; and you say ``Why?'' But I dream things that never
were; and I say ``Why not?''
"Back to Methuselah" (1921) pt. 1, act 1

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
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I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read.
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
``My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!''
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
``Ozymandias'' (1819)

 

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