„One has to remember that about imagination, that is when the world gets dull when everybody does not know what they can or what they cannot really imagine.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Everybody’s Autobiography (1937), Context: Would I if I could by pushing a button would I kill five thousand Chinamen if I could save my brother from anything. Well I was very fond of my brother and I could completely imagine his suffering and I replied that five thousand Chinamen were something I could not imagine and so it was not interesting. One has to remember that about imagination, that is when the world gets dull when everybody does not know what they can or what they cannot really imagine. Ch. 3
„We can now take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than anybody has ever known. It does not have to be “you or me,” so selfishness is unnecessary and war is obsolete. This has never been done before.“
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
From 1980s onwards, Norie Huddle interview (1981), Context: Neither the great political or financial powers of the world nor the population in general realize that the engineering-chemical-electronic revolution now makes it possible to produce many more technical devices with ever less material. We can now take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than anybody has ever known. It does not have to be “you or me,” so selfishness is unnecessary and war is obsolete. This has never been done before. Only twelve years ago technology reached the point where this could be done. Since then it has made it ever so much easier to do.
„Gentlemen, we have a master; this young man does everything, can do everything and will do everything.“
— Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès French ''abbé'' ad statesman 1748 - 1836
Messieurs, nous avons un maître, ce jeune homme fait tout, peut tout, et veut tout. Speaking of Napoleon I of France, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), "Character", p. 105.
„Translation: Gentlemen, we have a master; this young man does everything, can do everything and will do everything.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
About, Messieurs, nous avons un maître, ce jeune homme fait tout, peut tout, et veut tout. Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), "Character", p. 105.
„I've worked for everything I have, but I want have everything that I worked for. I want to have what I can get.“
— Nate Diaz American mixed martial artist 1985
As quoted in "Nate Diaz discusses win over Conor McGregor" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg6NkqFPOyY (5 March 2016), UFC on FOX, FOX
„Everybody's got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one's work; get on with the business of one's life.
That's the hope, anyway.“
— David Rakoff, Half Empty
— James Branch Cabell, livro The Cream of the Jest
The Cream of the Jest (1917), Context: It is true I have not told you everything. Why should I? No Author ever does.... With Felix Kennaston — or, if you prefer it so, with Horvendile, — rests safe this secret and peculiar knowledge as to how the life of Manuel may yet repair to it's first home after some seven centuries of exile. Thus will the traveller return — by and by — to the place of his starting; the legend of the second coming of the Redeemer will be justified, in, at all events, my lesser world; and the tale to Manuel's life will have come again, as it did once beside the pool of Haranton, full circle. The Epilogue : Which is the proper ending of all comedies; and heralds, it may be, an afterpiece.
„When all actions are used for feedback, the consequence of making mistakes will be a corrective and appropriate response, because everything everybody does matters.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous, … The more selective you are in the feedback you accept, the more insane your reasoning will become as you will necessarily reject corrective feedback that would have led to better reasoning. Re: Lisp's future http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/ba8f8f34c16d55f3 (Usenet article).
„My life is very simple. I like simplicity and for my time to be my own, so that I have the freedom to devote the majority of it to Islam. That is the foundation from which I keep everything in perspective. I also want to let people know about Islam, how Islam can be a way of life. I want them to really understand its richness and its beauty and to see that Islam is for everybody. For me, this is the most important thing. From this, everything else falls into place.“
— Hakeem Olajuwon Nigerian–American basketball player 1963
Sourced Quotes, Slam dunk - interview with basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon - Interview, Feb, 1994 by Spike Lee.
„I have everything I want. I really can't think of any ambitions or things to strive for. I don't want to leave the house, I'm happy at home, I really am. I am.“
— Lana Del Rey American singer-songwriter 1985
"PM's favourite singer Lana Del Rey ignores the abuse", Evening Standard (24 January 2012), p. 13
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Quoting or paraphrasing a Professor Winchester in "Disappearance of Literature" http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=TwaSpee.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=52&division=div1, speech at the Nineteenth Century Club, New York, 20 November 1900, in Mark Twain's Speeches (1910), ed. William Dean Howells, p. 194 http://books.google.com/books?id=7etXZ5Q17ngC&pg=PA194
„It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.“
— Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections
As quoted in Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections (1982), Vol. 2, edited by E. H. Mikhail, p. 186