I can't figure out the exact quote and who wrote it. It goes something like this but I'm not completely sure -
"The world either breaks the heart or turns it to stone"
My suspicion is Rochefoucauld, once again shaky.
posted by bodywithoutorgans
on Oct 28, 2008 -
Help me with a German sentence (quote?).
German speakers: is the following sentence a quote from German literature? It's in reference to a picture of a Jewish headstone with pebbles on it.
"Wieviel Wissen wird unter diesen Steinen liegen"
Just wondering if this is a literary quote, or merely the musings of the commentor.
posted by nax
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Vaguely remembered literary (or something else) filter. The only way to get (somewhere? I forget... wherever it is you want to go...) is to walk away from it... What is that from? [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Jan 29, 2007 -
I'm looking for the original source of a Charles Darwin quote, which is sometimes stated as "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." This isn't easy since seemingly thousands of authors and public speakers have quoted him without referencing the source (although they do attribute it to Darwin). Can you help? [more versions of the quote inside] [more inside]
posted by found missing
on May 28, 2004 -