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«Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.»
«When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.»
«Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.»
Author: Jean Baudrillard
, breaking off
, the Pacific
«We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.»
«Towering genius disdains a beaten path.»
«Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.»
«VANITY, n. The tribute of a fool to the worth of the nearest ass.They say that hens do cackle loudest when There's nothing vital in the eggs they've laid; And there are hens, professing to have made A study of mankind, who say that men Whose business 'tis to drive the tongue or pen Make the most clamorous fanfaronade O'er their most worthless work; and I'm afraid They're not entirely different from the hen. Lo! the drum-major in his coat of gold, His blazing breeches and high-towering cap -- Imperiously pompous, grandly bold, Grim, resolute, an awe-inspiring chap! Who'd think this gorgeous creature's only virtue Is that in battle he will never hurt you? --Hannibal Hunsiker»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, drum major
, The Eggs
«It's not the towering sail, but the unseen wind that moves the ship»
«When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of 21, little did I suspect that I should be at 49, what I now am.»
«The gallantry of his grief did put me into a towering passion.»