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)
“Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?”
Reluctance, st. 4 (1913)
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
In Latin: "Ingenium res adversa nudare solent, celare secunda"
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”
“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.