1918 Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
i-was-born-on-september-27-1918-second-five-children
in-1918-when-i-was-6-7-years-old-radio-was-just-coming-into-use-in-great-war-chuck-jones
communism-is-judaism-the-jewish-revolution-in-russia-was-in-1918-henry-hamilton-beamish
even-pandemic-flu-1918-only-killed-one-to-two-percent-people-who-were-infected
the-leadership-american-legion-has-not-had-constructive-thought-for-benefit-this-country-since-1918-john-f-kennedy
my-father-who-had-previously-been-civil-engineer-died-in-great-influenza-epidemic-1918
ive-only-ever-kissed-one-girl-my-dorothy-we-met-in-1915-married-in-1918-she-died-in-1970
one-has-indeed-personally-to-come-under-shadow-war-to-feel-fully-its-oppression-by-1918-all-but-one-my-close-friends-were-dead-jrr-tolkien-nathan-hale
the-period-after-first-world-war-was-extremely-different-time-that-sherlock-holmes-would-have-been-different-person-following-1918-than-he-was-laurie-r-king
from-1918-on-trade-unionists-were-to-express-from-platforms-their-congresses-workers-desire-for-peace-through-rational-organization-world
by-fall-1918-it-was-clear-that-nations-prosperity-even-its-survival-depended-on-securing-safe-abundant-supply-cheap-oil-albert-marrin
i-was-born-in-champaign-in-1918-from-neighborhood-elementary-intermediate-schools-i-went-to-university-high-school-in-twin-city-urbana
i-was-born-on-july-23rd-1906-in-sarajevo-in-province-bosnia-which-then-belonged-to-austrian-hungarian-monarchy-later-in-1918-became-part-yugoslavia
my-dad-died-during-flu-epidemic-in-1918-when-i-was-4-years-old-he-left-lot-classical-recordings-behind-that-i-began-listening-to-at-early-age-he-tom-glazer
the-public-be-damned-on-whether-public-should-be-consulted-about-luxury-trains-aug-1918-william-henry-vanderbilt
in-every-age-it-has-been-tyrant-oppressor-exploiter-who-has-wrapped-himself-in-cloak-patriotism-religion-both-to-deceive-overawe-people-canton-oh-antiwar-speech-june-16-1918-euge
above-all-for-his-merciless-contemptuous-treatment-clifford-chatterley-blown-to-bits-in-flanders-in-1918-lawrence-can-be-damned-to-hell-damned-but-not-banned-germaine-greer
success-flourishes-only-in-perseveranceceaseless-restless-perseverance-baron-manfred-von-richthofen-18921918-former-fighter-pilot-baron-manfred-von-richthofen
more-than-50-million-people-around-world-died-during-1918-1919-flu-pandemic-thats-why-we-have-epidemiologists-all-over-world-tracking-whether-new-strains-flu-emerge
if-you-want-to-make-peace-with-your-enemy-you-have-to-work-with-your-enemy-then-he-becomes-your-partner-nelson-mandela-activist-south-african-president-nobel-peace-prize-b-1918-n
That's what we've been taught, this is the underpinning of all European culture-this firm belief that there are no secrets that won't sooner or later come to light. Who was it that said it? Jesus? No, Pascal, I think it was... so naive. But this faith has been nurtured for centuries; it has sprouted its own mythology: the cranes of Ibycus, manuscripts don't burn. An ontological faith in the fundamental knowability of every human deed. The certainty that, as they now teach journalism majors, you can find everything on the Internet. As if the Library of Alexandria never existed. Or the Pogruzhalsky arson, when the whole historical section of the Academy of Sciences' Public Library, more than six-hundred thousand volumes, including the Central Council archives from 1918, went up in flames. That was in the summer of 1964; Mom was pregnant with me already, and almost for an entire month afterward, as she made her way to work at the Lavra, she would get off the trolleybus when it got close to the university and take the subway the rest of the way: above ground, the stench from the site of the fire made her nauseous. Artem said there were early printed volumes and even chronicles in that section-our entire Middle Ages went up in smoke, almost all of the pre-Muscovite era. The arsonist was convicted after a widely publicized trial, and then was sent to work in Moldova's State Archives: the war went on. And we comforted ourselves with "manuscripts don't burn." Oh, but they do burn. And cannot be restored.

Oksana Zabuzhko
thats-what-weve-been-taught-this-is-underpinning-all-european-culturethis-firm-belief-that-there-are-no-secrets-that-wont-sooner-later-come-to-light-who-was-it-that-said-it-jesus
Some historians subsequently said that the twentieth century actually started in 1914, when war broke out, because it was first war in history in which so many countries took part, in which so many people died and in which airships and airplanes flew and bombarded the rear and towns and civilians, and submarines sunk ships and artillery could lob shells ten or twelve kilometers. And the Germans invented gas and the English invented tanks and scientists discovered isotopes and general theory of relativity, according to which nothing was metaphysical, but relative.And when Senegalese fusiliers first saw an airplane they thought it was a tame bird and one of the Senegalese soldiers cut a lump of flesh from a dead horse and threw it as far as he could in order to lure it away. And airships and airplanes flew through the sky and the horses were terribly frightened. And writers and poets endeavored to find new ways of expressing it best and in 1916 they invented Dadaism because everything seemed crazy to them. And in Russia they invented a revolution. And the soldiers wore around their neck or wrist a tag with their name and the number of their regiment to indicate who was who, and where to send a telegram of condolences, but if the explosion tore off their head or arm and the tag was lost, the military command would announce that they were unknown soldiers, and in most capital cities they instituted an eternal flame lest they be forgotten, because fire preserves the memory of something long past. And the fallen French measured 2, 681 kilometers, the fallen English 1, 547 kilometers, and the fallen Germans, 3, 010 kilometers, taking the average legth of a corpse as 172 centimeters. And a total of 15, 508 kilometers of soldiers fell worldwide. And in 1918 an influenza known as Spanish Flu spread throughout the world killing over twenty million people. Pacifists and anti-militarists subsequently said that these had also been victims of the war because the soldiers and civilian populations lived in poor conditions of hygiene, but epidemiologists said that the disease killed more people in countries where there was no war, such as Oceania, India or the United States, and the Anarchists said that it was a good thing because the world was corrupt and heading for destruction.

Patrik OuÅ™edne­k
some-historians-subsequently-said-that-twentieth-century-actually-started-in-1914-when-war-broke-out-because-it-was-first-war-in-history-in-which-many-countries-took-part-in-whic
?Earn cash when you save a quote by clicking
EARNED Load...
LEVEL : Load...