Crossing Point

Famous quotes containing the words crossing and/or point:

    Bodhidharma sailing the Yangtze on a reed
    Lenin in a sealed train through Germany
    Hsuan Tsang, crossing the Pamirs
    Joseph, Crazy Horse, living the last free
    starving high-country winter of their tribes.
    Surrender into freedom revolt into slavery—
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark:M”I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.”
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)