Quotes from the category Idols:
- As a general rule, fans and idols should always be kept at arm's length, the length of the arm to be proportionate to the degree of sheer idolatry involved. Don't take a Beatle to lunch. Don't wait up to see if the Easter Bunny is real. Just enjoy the egg hunt. permalink
"A Big Mistake in London" in "The Feminine Eye" column, Life magazine (29 April 1966)
- As we know from the Old Testament it is very easy to sink into idolatry, which a good deal of the flag-waving is just now. permalink
"Elizabeth Hardwick, The Art of Fiction No. 87" interview with Darryl Pinckney in The Paris Review (Summer 1985)
- Each age, like each person, has its own likes and dislikes, and the idols of one generation often turn into the skittles of the next. permalink
Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment, foreword (1959)
- It is strange what society will endure from its idols. permalink
Ethel Churchill, or, The Two Brides (1837)
- The art of government is the organization of idolatry. permalink
- To glorify man in his natural and unmodified self is no less surely, even if less obviously, idolatry than actually to bow down before a graven image. permalink
"English and the Discipline of Ideas" (1920) in Irving Babbitt: Representative Writings, edited by George A. Panichas (1981)
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