Como te dec|a al principio, nadie hace nada y, naturalmente, soy yo,es elPresidente delaRep u blica elque lo tiene que hacer todo, aunque salga como el cohetero. Con decir que si no fuera por m | no existir|a la fortuna, ya que hasta de diosa ciega tengo que hacer en la loter|a. But, as I told you, nobody ever does a thing, and so naturally it is I, the President of the Republic, who has to do everything, and take all the blame as well.You might almost say that if it weren't for me Fortune wouldn't exist, as I have even to take the part of the blind goddess in the lottery. Miguel AÅ ngel Asturias
El sen or presidente ( The President,1963), pt.3, ch.37.
When the guns begin to rattle And the men to die Does the Goddess of the Battle Smile or sigh? George Granville Barker
'Battle Hymn of the New Republic'.
But hail thou Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. John Milton
c.1631 Il Penseroso, l.11^16.
Casta Diva. Chaste goddess. Felice Romani
Norma's aria. Norma, act1 (music by Bellini, published 1832).
Although Marycannot be a model for the New Woman, a goddess is better than no goddess at all, for the sombre-suited masculine world of the Protestant religion is altogether too much like a gentlemen's club to which the ladies are only admitted on special days. Marina Sarah WarnerSearch 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.
Alone of All Her Sex: the Myth and Cult of theVirgin Mary, epilogue.
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