Affinity Argument

Famous quotes containing the words affinity and/or argument:

    This is of the loon—I do not mean its laugh, but its looning,—is a long-drawn call, as it were, sometimes singularly human to my ear,—hoo-hoo-ooooo, like the hallooing of a man on a very high key, having thrown his voice into his head. I have heard a sound exactly like it when breathing heavily through my own nostrils, half awake at ten at night, suggesting my affinity to the loon; as if its language were but a dialect of my own, after all.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The argument ad feminam, all the old knives
    that have rusted in my back, I drive in yours,
    ma semblable, ma soeur!
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)