Quotes of Clandestine

“ He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ What I'm saying is simply that every totalitarian society, no matter how strict, has had its underground. In fact, two undergrounds. There's the underground involved in political resistance and the underground involved in preserving beauty and fun — which is to say, preserving the human spirit. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets. ”

- Howard Barker

“ There is all the difference in the world between the criminal's avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience's taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ I saw, for the first time in my life, two or three young white women smoking tobacco in clay pipes. From their manner it was evidently a well-formed habit, and one which they did not suspect there was occasion for them to practice clandestinely, or be ashamed of. ”

- Frederick Law Olmsted
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