Quotes with ghost
The more competent and streamlined journalism becomes, the greater its threat to public mind -- particularly in a countly like the United States. It becomes more and more difficult to distinguish the secondhand from the real thing, until most people end by forgetting there is such a distinction. The very success of technique engenders a whole style of life for the period, which subsists purely on externals. What lies behind those externals -- the human person, in its uniqueness and its totality -- dwindles to a shadow and a ghost.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
The "I" of a vivisystem is a ghost. Like the transient form of a whirlpool held upright by a million spinning atoms of water, it can be scattered with a fingertip.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
"Epitaph" from Smart Set (December 1921)