Spleen Quotes (displaying: 1 - 23 of 23 quotes )
The first thing they do to you when you go into New-Path," Charles Freck said, "is they cut off your pecker. As an object lesson. And then they fan out in all directions from there."Your spleen next," Barris said."They what, they cut -- What does that do, a spleen?"Helps you digest your food."How?"By removing the cellulose from it."Then I guess after that --"Just noncellulose foods. No leaves or alfalfa."How long can you live that way?"Barris said, "It depends on your attitude."How many spleens does the average person have?" He knew there usually were two kidneys."Depends on his weight and age."Why?" Charles Freck felt keen suspicion."A person grows more spleens over the years. By the time he's eighty --"You're shitting me.
Then if thou hast. A heart of wreak in thee, that wilt revenge Thine own particular wrongs and stop those maims. Of shame seen through thy country, speedthee straight, And make my misery serve thy turn: so use it. That my revengeful services may prove As benefits to thee, for I will fight. Against my canker'd country with the spleen. Of all the under fiends.
I cannot say much for this Monarch's Sense--Nor would I if I could, for he was a Lancastrian. I suppose you know all about the Wars between him and the Duke of York who was on the right side; if you do not, you had better read some other History, for I shall not be very difuse in this, meaning by it only to vent my spleen against, and show my Hatred to all those people whose parties or principles do not suit with mine, and not to give information.
After hearing much from his patients about alleged faith-healing, a Minnesota physician named William Nolen spent a year and a half trying to track down the most striking cases. Was there clear medical evidence that the disease was really present before the ‘cure’? If so, had the disease actually disappeared after the cure, or did we just have the healer’s or the patient’s say-so? He uncovered many cases of fraud, including the first exposure in America of ‘psychic surgery’. But he found not one instance of cure of any serious organic (non-psychogenic) disease. There were no cases where gallstones or rheumatoid arthritis, say, were cured, much less cancer or cardiovascular disease. When a child’s spleen is ruptured, Nolen noted, perform a simple surgical operation and the child is completely better. But take that child to a faith-healer and she’s dead in a day.
If there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night. That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'The jaws of darkness do devour it up; So quick bright things come to confusion.
O hell! to choose love by another's eyes!" "Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lighting in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath pwer to say, 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion.
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify hisown spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique. If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, staywhere you are. Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeededby content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come againinto being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend. To make this creature fruitful! Into her womb convey sterility! Dry up in her the organs of increase; And from her derogate body never spring. A babe to honour her! If she must teem, Create her child of spleen; that it may live, And be a thwart disnatured torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth; With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks; Turn all her mother's pains and benefits. To laughter and contempt; that she may feel. How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is. To have a thankless child! Away, away!