„You're in a horse race but you're thinking like a sheep. Sheep don't win horse races.“

—  Jeannette Walls, livro The Glass Castle
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American writer and journalist 1960

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„The profession of book-writing makes horse-racing seem like a solid, stable business.“

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„When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.“

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„The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.“

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„That horse had better win. I saw George get on the plane with an automatic.“

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„A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!“

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