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looking for the origin of the quote "not with a whisper, but a bang", thought perhaps it was Poe, any information appreciated
-- Anonymous, August 12, 2001
T. S. Eliot "The Wasteland" "not with a bang but a whimper" which may be one of his countless borrowed bits reformed from something else. Someone else like Ogden Nash might have been tempted to reformulate Eliot's line with a twist. Definitely not Poe. His theories on creation and end of universe in "Eureka" favor a repeating cycle of expanding and contracting.
-- Anonymous, August 13, 2001
"The Hollow Men" (not "The Wasteland")
-- Anonymous, April 14, 2002