Quotes About Atavism

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Quotes About Atavism

Have you ever seen a woman canter over the hills in the twilight? Scandal sheets are no match for atavism.
— Cees Nooteboom —

I told Mr. Rook you were disinherited and he rushed back to help you. Mr. Rook is a rather remarkable person."
"Oh, chuck it," said Mr. Rook with a hostile air.
"Mr. Rook is a monster," said Father Brown with scientific calm. "He is an anachronism, an atavism, a brutal survivor of the Stone Age. If there was one barbarous superstition we all supposed to be utterly extinct and dead in these days, it was that notion about honour and independence.

— G.K. Chesterton

That which an age considers evil is usually an unseasonable echo of what was formerly considered good - the atavism of an old ideal.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I suppose my liking for Italy is partly atavism, my family are of the old Roman stock. They came from the Alps north of Venice.

— Gore Vidal

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