A. D. Hope Quotes (2 quotes)
“Adam had learned the jolly deed of kind:
He took her in his arms and there and then
Like the clean beasts, embracing from behind,
Began in joy to found the breed of men.”
―A. D. Hope
Imperial Adam (l. 25-28)
“Quaking muscles in the act of birth,
Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
And the first murderer lay upon the earth.”
―A. D. Hope
Imperial Adam (l. 42-44)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
―Stephen Jay Gould
As quoted in New Scientist, March 8, 1979, p. 777
“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”
Someone to Love (film, 1987). The film was released after his death, and it was Orson's final film appearance.
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A. D. Hope
Born: July 21, 1907
Died: July 13, 2000 (aged 92)
Bio: Alec Derwent Hope was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.