Case

Famous quotes containing the word case:

    Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one. When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one’s country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    Unaffected by “the march of events,”
    He passed from men’s memory in l’an trentiesme
    De son eage; the case presents
    No adjunct to the Muses’ diadem.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)