City Pillar Shrine

Famous quotes containing the words city, pillar and/or shrine:

    I dont think there is anything on earth more wonderful than those wistful incomplete friendships one makes now and then in an hour’s talk. You never see the people again, but the lingering sense of their presence in the world is like the glow of an unseen city at night—makes you feel the teemingness of it all.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could; it is not an animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and a shrine ... a place to which powerful people can repair when they are fearful about the course on which their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them.
    Conor Cruise O’Brien (b. 1917)