Possibly the symbol for America is the Frontier The corresponding symbol for England is the Island The central symbol for Canadais undoubtedly Survival, la Survivance. Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Survival: a Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, ch.1, 'Survival'.
Some thirty inches from my nose The frontier of my Person goes, And all the untilled air between Is private pagus or demesne. Stranger, unless with bedroom eyes I beckon you to fraternize, Beware of rudely crossing it: I have no gun, but I can spit. W(ystan) H(ugh) Auden
'Prologue: The Birth of Architecture', postscript.
When you think about the defence of England, you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover.You think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies today. Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin (of Bewdley)
House of Commons, 30 Jul.
That long frontier fromthe Atlantic tothe Pacificoceans, guarded only by neighbourly respect and honourable obligations, is an exampleto everycountryand a pattern for the future of the world. Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
Address at the Canada Club, London, 20 Apr.
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier. But the new frontierof which I speak isnot a set of promises.It is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbookit holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security. John F(itzgerald) Kennedy
On accepting the Democratic Convention's presidential nomination,15 Jul.
Spacethe final frontier. Gene RoddenberrySearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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