Rate

Famous quotes containing the word rate:

    At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo—slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.
    Bernard Cooper (b. 1936)

    As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with “characters,” or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, who would be incapable of a major action or a major passion, or who have not a touch of the ambiguity, the ultimate unaccountability, the enlarging mistiness of persons “in history.” History, as more austerely I now know it, is not romantic. But I am.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    “Terence, this is stupid stuff:
    You eat your victuals fast enough;
    There can’t be much amiss, ‘tis clear,
    To see the rate you drink your beer.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)