Reed

Famous quotes containing the word reed:

    They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
    —Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)

    In the middle of the next century, when the literary establishment will reflect the multicultural makeup of this country and not be dominated by assimiliationists with similar tastes, from similar backgrounds, and of similar pretensions, Langston Hughes will be to the twentieth century what Walt Whitman was to the nineteenth.
    —Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
    She was a worthy womman al hir lyve.
    Housbondes at chirche dore she hadde fyve,
    Withouten oother compaignye in youthe—
    But therof nedeth nat to speke as nowthe.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)