Rare Winter Visitor

Famous quotes containing the words rare, winter and/or visitor:

    If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The winter is to a woman of fashion what, of yore, a campaign was to the soldiers of the Empire.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)

    In verity ... we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)