„…(W)here there's drama, there's crap.“

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„Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.“

—  W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
This was an epitaph Fields proposed for himself in a 1925 article in Vanity Fair. It refers to his long standing jokes about Philadelphia (his actual birthplace), and the grave being one place he might actually not prefer to be. This is often repeated as "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.", or "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." which he might have stated at other times. It has also sometimes been distorted into a final dig at Philadelphia: "Better here than in Philadelphia." Fields' actual tomb at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California simply reads "W. C. Fields 1880–1946".

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„The drama's done. Why then here does any one step forth? — Because one did survive the wreck.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891
Moby-Dick: or, the Whale (1851), Epilogue

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„Prose is private drama; poetry is corporate drama.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980
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„I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.“

—  Frank Capra Sicilian-born American film director 1897 - 1991
1001 quotations to inspire you before you die, Quintessence Editions Ltd., 2016, ISBN 978-1-84403-895-4

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„Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
Song lyrics, Blackstar (2016), Context: Look up here, I’m in heaven I’ve got scars that can’t be seen I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen Everybody knows me now Look up here, man, I’m in danger I’ve got nothing left to lose I’m so high it makes my brain whirl Dropped my cell phone down below Ain’t that just like me "Lazarus" ·  Video at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

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„90% of everything is crap.“

—  Theodore Sturgeon American speculative fiction writer 1918 - 1985
Context: I repeat Sturgeon's Revelation, which was wrung out of me after twenty years of wearying defense of science fiction against attacks of people who used the worst examples of the field for ammunition, and whose conclusion was that ninety percent of it is crud. The Revelation: Ninety percent of everything is crud. Corollary 1: The existence of immense quantities of trash in science fiction is admitted and it is regrettable; but it is no more unnatural than the existence of trash anywhere. Corollary 2: The best science fiction is as good as the best fiction in any field. Venture Science Fiction (March 1958) The original expression of this has often been declared to have been "Sure, ninety percent of science fiction is crud. That's because ninety percent of everything is crud." According to Philip Klass Sturgeon made the remark during a talk at New York University around 1951. It has also commonly appeared in variant forms such as "Ninety percent of everything is crap" and is often referred to as "Sturgeon's Law" — though he himself gave that title to another phrase:

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„Climate change argument is absolute crap.“

—  Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
2010, Quoted in "A look back at most controversial Tony Abbott moments" http://www.news.com.au/national/a-look-back-at-most-controversial-tony-abbott-moments-after-prime-minister-apologises-for-winking/story-fncynjr2-1226927063505 on news.com.au, May 23, 2014.

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„Get stewed:
Books are a load of crap.“

—  Philip Larkin, livro The Whitsun Weddings
The Whitsun Weddings (1964), "A Study of Reading Habits" (20 August 1960)

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„I think you're talking crap.“

—  Danny Tidwell American dancer 1984
About, Nigel Lythgoe's response to the above quote. "Episode #3.12". So You Think You Can Dance. July 11, 2007. No. 12, season 3.

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