Quotes and Sayings about Monument



"I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Memory, Monument)

"The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Cruelty, Kentucky, Monument, State)

"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

"Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Land, Monuments, President, Protection)

"It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Darkness, Loss)

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."
- Cato
(Related: People, Monument)

"It appears to be monumental only because it's art."
- Christo
(Related: Art)

"People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Art, People)

"We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards."
- Christo
(Related: Art, Chicago, Museums)

"I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them."
- Tommy Douglas
(Related: Being, Mind, Monument, Monuments, Parliament, Pigeons, Symbol, Want)

"It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Disability, Monuments, Rank, Veterans)

"Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Death, Monument, Sun)

"I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Sex, American, Force, Influence, Literature, Publishing)

"Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Greatness, Man, Monuments)

"Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Clothes, Grave, Monument)

"Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Memory, Mind, Monuments, Treasure)

"Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?"
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Monuments, Names, Posterity, Respect, Vanity)

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Idea)

"Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Deeds, Democracy, Monuments, Needs)

"I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Monument)

"I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Monument)

"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Earth, Monuments, Mountains)

"At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: English, Famous, Language, Literary, Monument)

"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Bible, Monument, Prose, Religious, Respect, Scripture, Value, Will)

"Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Peace, War, Monuments)

"Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall, even people from wars that already have good monuments. You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war, you can bet on that."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, People, Monument, Monuments, Vietnam)

"I think if it's not monumental, there's no point."
- Stephan Jenkins
"It's not how much you do, it's how often you do it. It simply doesn't matter if you make some monumental effort at any given time. You have it in your to give that extra little bit. You know that you could add that finishing touch. You know you can take that extra step."
- Marilyn Moats Kennedy
(Related: Time, Effort)

"My hope lies with people who never go to Washington except to see the monuments."
- Joel Kotkin
(Related: People, Hope, Lies, Monuments, Washington)

"It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Choice, Future, Monument, Past, Schools, Today, Will)

"But he said Blanket Hill should be a national monument. And so we came out of his chambers feeling, though while we had lost to the powers of darkness, we had at least shown one Federal Judge what the right path would have been."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Darkness, Feeling, Monument, Right)

"When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Monuments)

"Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Monuments)

"I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Nature, War, Monument, World, World war)

"Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Architecture, Art, Monument, Nothing)

"As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Impression, Monuments)

"You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Greatness, Commitment, Improvement, Journey, Monument, State)

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
- Pericles
(Related: Monuments)

"I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience."
- Tyrone Power
(Related: Monument, Patience, Public)

"I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments."
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Related: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)

"It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Life, Acceptance, Rejection)

"This monument is going to be built as a symbol."
- Bill Russell
(Related: Monument, Symbol)

"A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Fate)

"There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or monuments all over the country, and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Country, Monuments, states)

"The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Peace, Successful, Company, Effort, Monument, Name, Understanding)

"Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, People, Monuments, Sculpture, Years)

"They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Monuments, Wilderness)

"Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Cause, Forget, Future, Monuments, Old, Past)

"Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Advertising, Language)

"The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Death, Genius, Monuments, Poets, Will)

"I think that's become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family - a statement - and you can afford it, then that's a noble project."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Family, Monument, Project)

"Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Men, America, Monument, President, Race)

"The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: History, Death, Monuments, Nations, Nothingness)

"The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: History, Importance, Military, Monuments, Respect, Veterans)

"It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental."
- Max Webber
(Related: Art)

"Monuments are for the living, not the dead."
- Frank Wedekind
(Related: Living, Monuments)

"If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government."
- George Will
(Related: Government, Country, Honor, Living, Monument, Nation)

"People I look to: again, Hank Aaron, man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game. Monumental feats in an era where people didn't like that."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: People, Man)

"Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world's record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument."
- Justin Winsor
(Related: History, Character, Discovery, Monument, Name, World)

"New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Money, Power, Greed, Monument, Race)