E(lwyn) B(rooks) White Quotes


15 E(lwyn) B(rooks) White quotes:



"Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams -- Joseph interpreting for Pharaoh. Like the movies, they infect the routine futility of our days with purposeful adventure. Their weapons are our weaknesses: fear, ambition, illness, pride, selfishness, desire, ignorance. And these weapons must be kept as bright as a sword."
Author: White Quotes Category: Advertising Quotes
"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it -- the speed of his acceptance."
Author: White Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Nuclear Age Quotes
"In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart."
"Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma."
Author: White Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"The whole problem is to establish communication with ones self."
"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time."
Author: White Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The complaint about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernize, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances."
Author: White Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they"
Author: White Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing..."
"The living language is like a cowpath: it is the creation of the cows themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A cow is under no obligation to stay"
Author: White Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specially interested in almost nothing."
Author: White Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"The most puzzling thing about TV is the steady advance of the sponsor across the line that has always separated news from promotion, entertainment from merchandising. The advertiser has assumed the role of originator, and the performer has gradually been eased into the role of peddler."
Author: White Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"Americans are willing to go to enormous trouble and expense defending their principles with arms, very little trouble and expense advocating them with words. Temperamentally we are ready to die for certain principles (or, in the case of overripe adults, send youngsters to die), but we show little inclination to advertise the reasons for dying."
Author: White Quotes Category: Principles Quotes
"In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs."
"There is a period near the beginning of every man's life when he has little to cling to except his unmanageable dream, little to support him except good health, and nowhere to go but all over the place."
Author: White Quotes Category: Youth Quotes



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