Famous quotes containing the word practical:
“Despair, feeding, as it always does, on phantasmagoria, is imperturbably leading literature to the rejection, en masse, of all divine and social laws, towards practical and theoretical evil.”
—Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (18461870)
“And so we ask for peace for the gods of our fathers, for the gods of our native land. It is reasonable that whatever each of us worships is really to be considered one and the same. We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe compasses us. What does it matter what practical systems we adopt in our search for the truth. Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret.”
—Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (A.D. c. 340402)
“Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
Im trying to come to the point.
I refuse to give up my obsession.
America stop pushing I know what Im doing.
America the plum blossoms are falling.”
—Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)