Citáty Washington Irving

„My native country was full of youthful promise; Europe was rich in the accumulated treasures of age.“

—  Washington Irving, kniha The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

"The Author's Account of Himself".
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)

„His [the author's] renown has been purchased, not by deeds of violence and blood, but by the diligent dispensation of pleasure.“

—  Washington Irving, kniha The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

"The Westminster Abbey [The Poets' Corner]".
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)

„The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages; and unless some of its missionaries penetrate there, and erect banking houses and other pious shrines, there is no knowing how long the inhabitants may remain in their present state of contented poverty.“

—  Washington Irving

The Creole Village published in The Knickerbocker magazine (November 1836). This is origin of the expression almighty dollar. See Edward Bulwer-Lytton for "the pursuit of the almighty dollar". Compare: "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice,—almighty gold", Ben Jonson, Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland.

„Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? — No — no, ‘tis your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.“

—  Washington Irving

Book III, ch. 2 This derives from a statement by William Shakespeare in the play Julius Caesar where Caesar declares:
Knickerbocker's History of New York http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13042 (1809)

„I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.“

—  Washington Irving

Tales of a Traveler http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13514, To the Reader http://books.google.com/books?id=6R0GAAAAQAAJ&q=%22I+am+always+at+a+loss+to+know+how+much+to+believe+of+my+own+stories%22&pg=PR13#v=onepage (1824).

„That happy age when a man can be idle with impunity.“

—  Washington Irving, kniha The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

"Rip Van Winkle".
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)

„Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.“

—  Washington Irving

The Stout Gentleman http://web.archive.org/20020106095151/www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99/.

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