Wikiquote:Year pages/1921

In the year 1921:

  • G. K. Chesterton wrote Child Psychology and Nonsense.
    • There are two ways of dealing with nonsense in this world. One way is to put nonsense in the right place; as when people put nonsense into nursery rhymes. The other is to put nonsense in the wrong place; as when they put it into educational addresses, psychological criticisms, and complaints against nursery rhymes or other normal amusements of mankind. ~ G. K. Chesterton
  • Chittaranjan Das was leading the Indian non-cooperation movement in Bengal.
    • We stand then for freedom, because we claim the right to develop our own individuality and evolve our own destiny along our own lines, unembarrassed by what Western civilisation has to teach us and unhampered by the institutions which the West has imposed. ~ Chittaranjan Das
  • Warren G. Harding was inaugurated as President of the United States.
    • Our supreme task is the resumption of our onward, normal way. Reconstruction, readjustment, restoration all these must follow. I would like to hasten them. ~ Warren G. Harding
  • H. P. Lovecraft wrote The Crawling Chaos.
    • I took opium but once — in the year of the plague, when doctors sought to deaden the agonies they could not cure. There was an overdose — my physician was worn out with horror and exertion — and I travelled very far indeed. In the end I returned and lived, but my nights are filled with strange memories, nor have I ever permitted a doctor to give me opium again. ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  • William McFee wrote The Market.
    • London is always beautiful to those who love and understand that extraordinary microcosm; but at five of a summer morning there is about her an exquisite quality of youthful fragrance and debonair freshness which goes to the heart. ~ William McFee
  • Bertrand Russell wrote The Analysis of Mind.
    • There is no logical impossibility in the hypothesis that the world sprang into being five minutes ago, exactly as it then was, with a population that "remembered" a wholly unreal past. There is no logically necessary connection between events at different times; therefore nothing that is happening now or will happen in the future can disprove the hypothesis that the world began five minutes ago. ~ Bertrand Russell
  • Margaret Sanger campaigned for birth control.
    • The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics. ~ Margaret Sanger
  • William Carlos Williams published Sour Grapes.
    • Among the rain
      and lights
      I saw the figure 5
      in gold
      on a red
      firetruck
      moving
      tense
      unheeded
      to gong clangs
      siren howls
      and wheels rumbling
      through the dark city. ~ "The Great Figure" by William Carlos Williams

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