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Walden Two Quotes


"I think my novel, 'Walden Two,' has made people stop and look at the culture they have inherited and wonder if it is the last word or whether it can be changed." - B F Skinner

"Many have believed that Walden reached quite through to the other side of the globe." - Henry David Thoreau

"The other thing that happened in 1883 was my reading of Thoreau's Walden." - Edward Carpenter

"The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond." - Edward McDonagh

"Thus was my first year's life in the woods completed; and the second year was similar to it. I finally left Walden September 6th,1847." - Henry David Thoreau

"I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. What company has that lonely lake,I pray?" - Henry David Thoreau

"Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be, there is no question that the book is one of the most vital and pithy ever written." - Edward Carpenter

"There is a vortex of energy at the bottom of Walden Pond. That's where the inter-dimensional opening is. As people swim in Old Walden Pond, it soothes them, it renews them. It's a little bit like the pool in Cocoon - I suppose, any power spot is." - Frederick Lenz

"Suicide kills two people." - Arthur Miller

"Clones are people two." - Steven Wright

"In two words, impossible." - Samuel Goldwyn

"Two souls, one heart." - Saying

"Being number two sucks." - Andre Agassi

"I have two grandchildren." - Gloria Allred

"I have two fathers." - Shania Twain

"[He] was always here to offer cups of good clear Walden Pond, or shout down the deep well of Shakespeare and listen, with satisfaction, for echoes. Here the lion and the hartebeest lay together, here the jackass became a unicorn." - Ray Bradbury

"The two heart-grey puddles: two mouthsfull of silence." - Paul Celan

"Two are better than one if two act as one." - Mike Krzyzewski

"But if two and two and fifty make a million,..." - Pete Seeger

"The truth between two people always cuts two ways." - Diana Wynne Jones

"Add two letters two paris and it's paradise." - Jules Renard

"One ox, two oxen. One fox, two foxen." - Jenny Lawson

"Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse." - Anonymous

"There are two instruments worse than a clarinet - two clarinets." - Ambrose Bierce

"I have survived two wars, two wives and Hitler." - Albert Einstein

"He who has two languages has two souls." - Quintus Ennius

"Estate in two parishes is bread in two wallets." - George Herbert

"Love turns one person into two; and two into one." - Isaac Abravanel

"Don't give [the audience] four; give them two plus two." - Andrew Stanton

"Beware the man who has two faces and two hearts." - Moses ibn Ezra

"Ah! why, ye Gods, should two and two make four?" - Alexander Pope

"I have two hands. I can hold two medals." - Shani Davis

"Two souls in one, two hearts into one heart." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"England has forty-two religions and only two sauces." - Voltaire

"Even God cannot make two times two not make four." - Hugo Grotius

"One's not half of two; two are halves of one." - E E Cummings

"Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both." - Tryon Edwards

"Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters." - Alexander The Great

"Baby, I'm yours until two and two is three." - Barbara Lewis

"Two consorts in heaven are not two, but one angel." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired." - Homer

"What a lay me down this is with two pink, two orange, two green, two white goodnights." - Anne Sexton

"Two in distressmake sorrow less." - Samuel Beckett

"When one teaches, two learn." - Robert A Heinlein

"Just two words: a masterpiece." - Joe Dimaggio

"Freedom, security, convenience - choose two" - Dan Geer

"Here's a twenty, bury two." - Bear Bryant

"No two snowflakes are alike..." - Wilson Bentley

"A narcissism shared by two." - Rita Mae Brown

"The contact of two epidermises." - Nicolas Chamfort

"...crazy as two waltzing mice." - Raymond Chandler

"Two lifetimes - yours and mine." - Peter Greenaway

"We move between two darknesses." - E M Forster

"Of two evils, choose neither." - Charles Spurgeon

"Me and nature are two." - Woody Allen

"I have two belly buttons." - Phillip Phillips

"I am two with nature." - Woody Allen

"No two wars are identical." - Kate Adie

"I'm no different from anybody else with two arms, two legs, and forty-two hundred hits." - Pete Rose

"There's two to wash, two to dry; There's two who argue, two who cry; There's two to kiss, two to hug; and best of all, there's two to love!" - Jerry Smith

"There's two to wash, two to dry; There's two who argue, two who cry.... There's two to kiss, two to hug; And best of all, there's two to love!" - Anonymous

"GOING TO WALDEN It isn't very far as highways lie. I might be back by nightfall, having seen The rough pines, and the stones, and the clear water. Friends argue that I might be wiser for it. They do not hear that far-off Yankee whisper: How dull we grow from hurrying here and there! Many have gone, and think me half a fool To miss a day away in the cool country. Maybe. But in a book I read and cherish, Going to Walden is not so easy a thing As a green visit. It is the slow and difficult Trick of living, and finding it where you are." - Mary Oliver

"Time was away and somewhere else, There were two glasses and two chairs And two people with one pulse." - Louis Macneice

"There are always two figures in a marriage, two votes, two conflicting sets of decisions, desires and limitations." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"College: two hundred people reading the same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books." - John Cage

"There's two kind of cherries, and two kind of fairies, and two kind of mothers I'm told." - Merle Haggard

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth!" - Donald Yetter Gardner

"If you know two cultures and two languages, that intermediate place, where the two don't perfectly meet, is really interesting." - Sandra Cisneros

"The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two." - Dashiell Hammett

"Every place in the world where there are two peoples - two religions, two languages - there is friction and conflict." - Avigdor Lieberman

"It takes two sides to make a deal, two sides to negotiate and two sides to make it go bad." - Gary Bettman

"White Pond and Walden are great crystals on the surface of the earth, Lakes of Light.... They are too pure to have a market value;they contain no muck. How much more beautiful than our lives, how much more transparent than our characters are they! We never learned meanness of them." - Henry David Thoreau

"I once found a kernel of corn in the middle of a deep wood by Walden, tucked in behind a lichen on a pine, about as high as my head, either by a crow or a squirrel. It was a mile at least from any corn-field." - Henry David Thoreau

"Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shoot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shoot nothing. Walden contains material from the years 1964-1968 strung together in chronological order." - Jonas Mekas

"For hours, in fall days, I watched the ducks cunningly tack and veer and hold the middle of the pond, far from the sportsman;... but what beside safety they got by sailing in the middle of Walden I do not know, unless they love its water for the same reason that I do." - Henry David Thoreau

"I have very fond memories of swimming in Walden Pond when we lived in Boston. You'd swim past a log and see all these turtles sunning themselves. Slightly disturbing if you thought about how many more were swimming around your toes, but also rather wonderful." - Mark Haddon

"After two takes you're imitating yourself." - Thelonious Monk

"Two souls dwell, alas! in my breast." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Two heads are better than one." - John Heywood

"What once were two, are one" - George Saunders

"Two truths cannot contradict one another." - Galileo Galilei

"Most virtue lies between two vices." - Horace

"One foote is better then two crutches." - George Herbert

"That which two will, takes effect." - George Herbert

"Two hearts are better than one." - Bruce Springsteen

"Two hands are better than four sometimes." - Antonia White

"Enthusiasm is like having two right hands." - Elbert Hubbard

"Two things are universal: Hydrogen and stupidity" - Frank Zappa

"Two thongs don't make a right." - Ryan Stiles

"Two wives? That exceeds the custom." - Moliere

"Wanting and needing are two different things." - Richelle Mead

"To make one, there must be two." - W H Auden

"Every mile is two in winter" - George Herbert

"Two is the beginning of the end." - James M Barrie

"Four legs gooood, two legs baaad!" - George Orwell

"There's two heads to every coin." - Jerry Coleman

"Of two evils choose the least." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Eternity is a ham and two people." - Dorothy Parker

"Mississippi State has two pretty looking quarterbacks." - Mike Leach

"Trying and acheiving are two different things." - Tim Gunn

"Two women placed together makes cold weather." - William Shakespeare

"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." - Anonymous

"Person who chases two rabbits catches neither." - Robin S. Sharma

"The sky cannot have two suns." - Chiang Kai-shek

"No two people have the same reality" - Gary Zukav

"A boat can't have two captains." - Akira Mori

"You've got two options: Tap or SNAP !!!" - Daniel Bryan

"Two wrongs don't make a right." - Roald Dahl

"I bit a pillow. Or two." - Stephenie Meyer

"Torture can be a two edged sword." - Christine Feehan

"What brings two people together anyway?" - Sara Zarr

"All artists are two-headed calves." - Truman Capote

"There are two options: adapt or die." - Andy Grove

"Of two Evils we take the less." - Richard Hooker

"There are two infinities: God and stupidity." - Edgard Varese

"My only two weapons: time and silence." - Juan Ramon Jimenez

"Two eggs do not an omelette make" - Brooke Shields

"Two tears in a bucket. Motherfuck it." - John Berendt

"One heart cannot serve two masters." - R.L. LaFevers

"Two human loves make one divine." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"One crime is everything, two is nothing." - Dorothee DeLuzy

"Love is the bridge between two hearts." - Anonymous

"Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter." - Laurence J Peter

"It takes two to make an accident." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Observing and understanding are two different things." - Mary E. Pearson

"Oh, the fun we two have together." - Suzanne Collins

"It takes two to make peace." - John F Kennedy

"Two is company; three is fifty bucks." - Joan Rivers

"Keep a mid course between two extremes." - Ovid

"Porkchops and bacon, my two favorite animals." - Homer

"What's wrong with being number two?" - Morrie Schwartz

"It takes two to know one." - Gregory Bateson

"I have been cut in two." - Anne Sexton

"I stop two hours before a fight" - Hector Camacho

"Life is so much friendlier with two." - A A Milne

"It takes two to destroy a marriage." - Margaret Trudeau

"The sand dunes look like two tits." - Valentino Garavani

"Love is a misunderstanding between two fools." - Oscar Wilde

"Two hearts in love need no words." - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

"There are two side to every issue." - Ayn Rand

"It's so much more friendly with two." - A A Milne

"Curve: The loveliest distance between two points." - Mae West

"Two monologues do not make a dialogue." - Jeff Daly

"Dumbness and silence are two different things." - George Iles

"Nobody's going to tell me how to be different, so stop asking me. Stop asking me what two-plus-two is. Everybody knows two-plus-two is five." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Autobiographies ought to begin with Chapter Two." - Ellery Sedgwick

"We two are to ourselves a crowd." - Ovid

"Truth and ceremony are two things." - Marcus Aurelius

"The bitter clamor of two eager tongues." - William Shakespeare

"Amongst good men two men suffice." - George Herbert



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