Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.


"Virginity is the poetry, not the reality of life." - Alphonse de Lamartine, fully Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

"The tragedy of sexual intercourse is the perpetual virginity of the soul." - William Butler Yeats

"What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust." - Salvador Dalí, fully Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech

"Actually, observed Lucette, wiping the long envelope which a drop of soda had stained,- Bergson is only for very young people or very unhappy people, such as this available rousse." - Vladimir Nabokov, fully Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

"It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music." - Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet NULL

"It is only through timidity that states are lost." - Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet NULL