„It was always the view of my parents… that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people.“

—  Ian McEwan

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„Me like hot weather, veree hot. I no run fast cold weather. No get warm in cold. No get warm, no play gut. You see.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Baseball-related, <big><big>1950s</big></big>, <big>1955</big>, Context: "I no play so gut yet," the Puerto Rican star tried to explain yesterday. "Me like hot weather, veree hot. I no run fast cold weather. No get warm in cold. No get warm, no play gut. You see." Clemente likes Forbes Field and Connie Mack Stadium the best of all the parks he's played in but has a strong dislike for Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds because of the crazy bounces the balls take as they ricochet off the walls. As quoted and paraphrased in "The Scoreboard" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bkEqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=000EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4731,2918286 by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Friday, June 10, 1955), p. 30

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Kigeli V of Rwanda photo

„The genocide is a result of a loss of respect and culture. The young people do not respect or listen to their elders - If I am allowed to return, I will encourage intermarriage among the groups so that we can become one people again.“

—  Kigeli V of Rwanda Rwandan king 1936 - 2016
[Alexandria, Barabin, Rwanda King Kigeli V speaks at CSUN, 2005-11-01, California State University-Northridge, http://sundial.csun.edu/2005/11/rwandakingkigelivspeaksatcsun/, Daily Sundial, 2010-03-12]

Jessica Alba photo

„I was always in trouble with my parents for speaking up and wanting to be an equal part of the conversation. I started working young so I could get that respect.“

—  Jessica Alba American model, free-diver and businesswoman; TV and film actress 1981
On working at an early age in order to communicate with her parents in “Jessica Alba's Reinvention” https://www.redbookmag.com/life/money-career/a19434170/jessicaalba/ in Redbook (2018 Mar 15)

Maya Angelou photo

„What was special about America was not that it had slavery, which existed all over the world, but that Americans were among the very few peoples who began to question the morality of holding human beings in bondage. That was not yet a majority view among Americans in the 18th century, but it was not even a serious minority view.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
2010s, "The Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community" http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420807/slavery-didnt-cause-todays-black-problems-welfare-did (7 July 2015), National Review

Nicholas Sparks photo

„…people always said that parenting and worrying were synonymous…“

—  Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
2000s, The Choice (2007), Travis Parker, Chapter 15, p. 193

Jodi Picoult photo
Frances Bean Cobain photo

„I'd like to thank my parents for providing me with a high IQ & I'd like to thank my grams for encouraging me not to be a self absorbed idiot“

—  Frances Bean Cobain American artist 1992
Twitter https://twitter.com/alka_seltzer666 posts, 21 May 2013 https://twitter.com/alka_seltzer666/status/337038794068987907

Dorothy Day photo
Alex Haley photo

„Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between “being a writer” and writing.“

—  Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992
Context: Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between “being a writer” and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at the typewriter. “You’ve got to want to write,” I say to them, “not want to be a writer.” The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every writer kissed by fortune, there are thousands more whose longing is never requited. Even those who succeed often know long periods of neglect and poverty. I did. "The Shadowland of Dreams"', published in Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work (1996) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte and Tim Clauss; also in Alex Haley : The Man Who Traced America's Roots (2007), a collection of stories and essays by Haley published in Reader's Digest between 1954 to 1991.

Jane Austen photo

„What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letters, Letter (1796-09-18) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

Baldur von Schirach photo

„I lived with people who had varied opinions, some of whom did not accept my Nazi views. I encouraged this. If a man said something that was critical of me or my ideas, I wouldn't consider him an enemy.“

—  Baldur von Schirach German Nazi leader convicted of crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg trial 1907 - 1974
To Leon Goldensohn, June 16, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“