Calls

Famous quotes containing the word calls:

    Not to find one’s way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance—nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city—as one loses oneself in a forest—that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    He is called by thy name,
    For he calls himself a Lamb,
    He is meek, and he is mild;
    He became a little child.
    I a child, and thou a lamb,
    We are called by his name.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    The birth of the new constitutes a crisis, and its mastery calls for a crude and simple cast of mind—the mind of a fighter—in which the virtues of tribal cohesion and fierceness and infantile credulity and malleability are paramount. Thus every new beginning recapitulates in some degree man’s first beginning.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)