Double Axe Handle

Famous quotes containing the words double, axe and/or handle:

    The worst feature of this double consciousness is, that the two lives, of the understanding and of the soul, which we lead, really show very little relation to each other; never meet and measure each other: one prevails now, all buzz and din; and the other prevails then, all infinitude and paradise; and, with the progress of life, the two discover no greater disposition to reconcile themselves.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The treasures of Cathay were never found.
    In this America, this wilderness
    Where the axe echoes with a lonely sound,
    The generations labor to possess
    And grave by grave we civilize the ground.
    Louis Simpson (b. 1923)

    Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.
    Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)