Some articles on gates, ivory, gate:
... The gates of horn and ivory appear in the following notable English written works Edmund Spenser's epic poem "The Faery Queene" (1590, English) in book 1, stanzas XL and XLIV, in reference to a false dream being ... character of the story observes the two gates The Other Side of the Hedge is usually read as a metaphor of death and Heaven ... the line "And Sweeney guards the horned gate" is likewise a reference to this image ...
Famous quotes containing the words gates and/or ivory:
“Weve cracked the hemispheres with careless hand!
Now, from the Gates of Hercules we flood
Westward, westward till the barbarous brine
Whelms us to the tired world where tasseling corn,
Fat beans, grapes sweeter than muscadine
Rot on the vine: in the land were we born.”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver.”
—Philip Roth (b. 1933)