Quotes of Climax

“ Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges. ”

- Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“ Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men. ”

- Jose Marti

“ Shh! Listen! Someone's coming! I think — I think it might be us! ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ He found the egg-shaped perimeter of Nikita Khrushchev's head sweeping to a comic climax in the dark hole of his open mouth. ”

- Richard Lacayo

“ Orgasm: the genitals sneezing. ”

- Mason Cooley

“ Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sum in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit. ”

- Daniel Webster

“ The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don't see coming. ”

- Mike Mansfield

“ What is the world coming to? ”

- Ozzy Osbourne

“ Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. ”

- J. Donald Walters

“ Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills. ”

- Lord Byron

“ We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak. ”

- Elizabeth Bowen

“ One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ Oh Doris Lessing, my dear — your Anna is wrong about orgasms. They are no proof of love — any more than that other Anna's fall under the wheels of that Russian train was a proof of love. It's all female shenanigans, cultural mishegoss, conditioning, brainwashing and male mythologizing… ”

- Erica Jong

“ A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate, final argument. ”

- Clifford Irving
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