categorized under:


“For about a month now we have had solid cold—firm, business-like cold that stalked in and took charge of the countryside as a brisk housewife might take charge of someone else’s kitchen in an emergency.”

more info

source: “Cold Weather,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 346.

buy on Amazon

category: , ,

medium: essay

notes: White wrote this essay in January 1943.

“Nothing is more incisive than extreme cold. As we now cut iron with an acetylene torch, some day when we shall have completely harnessed the cold, tools will be unnecessary and we’ll saw wood with a blade of cold.”

more info

source: Sens-Plastique (Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2008), 123.

buy on Amazon
view on Google Books

category: , , , ,

medium: aphorism

Quality Quote Collecting