Toys

Famous quotes containing the word toys:

    Man hath still either toys or care:
    But hath no root, nor to one place is tied,
    But ever restless and irregular,
    About this earth doth run and ride.
    He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where;
    He says it is so far,
    That he has quite forgot how to go there.
    Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)

    If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner.... Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another—cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    When I was sick and lay a-bed,
    I had two pillows at my head,
    And all my toys beside me lay
    To keep me happy all the day.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)