The sea is the universal sewer. JacquesYves Cousteau
Testimony before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 28 Jan.
A trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat. Wilson Mizner
Of life in Hollywood. Quoted in Gary Herman The Book of Hollywood Quotes (1979).
From this foul drain the greatest stream of human industry flows out to fertilize the whole world. From this filthy sewer pure gold flows. Here humanity attains its most complete development and its most brutish, here civilizationworks its miracles and civilized man isturned almost into a savage. Alexis Charles Henri Cle rel de TocquevilleSearch 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.
Of Manchester. Journal entry, 2 Jul. Journeys to England and Ireland (translatedby George Lawrence andJPMayer,1958).
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