Quotes by contingency
Quotes 1 till 3 of 3.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Feminism has exceeded its proper mission of seeking political equality for women and has ended by rejecting contingency, that is, human limitation by nature or fate.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.