Edward Payson Powell Quote
“The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”
―Edward Payson Powell
From the article "The New Year In: An Idyll by E. P. Powell" published in The Independent, 1911
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859)
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)
“Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.”
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan (J. Johnson, 1803), p. 125, "The Art of Punning"
Quote of the day
“In all professions every one affects a particular look and exterior, in order to appear what he wishes to be thought; so that it may be said the world's made up of appearances.”