Paid Tribute

Famous quotes containing the words paid and/or tribute:

    The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.... Commonly, if men want anything of me, it is only to know how many acres I make of their land,—since I am a surveyor,—or, at most, what trivial news I have burdened myself with. They never will go to law for my meat; they prefer the shell.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    His meter was bitter, and ironic and spectacular and inviting: so was life. There wasn’t much other life during those times than to what his pen paid the tribute of poetic tragic glamour and offered the reconciliation of the familiarities of tragedy.
    Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948)