Columbus

Columbus is a Latinized version of the Italian surname "Colombo". It most commonly refers to:

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Columbus, Ohio, United States

Columbus may also refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word columbus:

    Herein is the explanation of the analogies, which exist in all the arts. They are the re-appearance of one mind, working in many materials to many temporary ends. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakspeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Painting was called “silent poetry,” and poetry “speaking painting.” The laws of each art are convertible into the laws of every other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)