„People always have two reasons for doing things: a good reason and the real reason.“

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„It was a hopeless thing, he thought, this obsession of his to present the people of the Earth as good and reasonable. For in many ways they were neither good nor reasonable; perhaps because they had not as yet entirely grown up.“

—  Clifford D. Simak, livro Way Station
Way Station (1963), Context: It was a hopeless thing, he thought, this obsession of his to present the people of the Earth as good and reasonable. For in many ways they were neither good nor reasonable; perhaps because they had not as yet entirely grown up. They were smart and quick and at times compassionate and even understanding, but they failed lamentably in many other ways. But if they had the chance, Enoch told himself, if they ever got a break, if they only could be told what was out in space, then they'd get a grip upon themselves and they would measure up and then, in the course of time, would be admitted into the great cofraternity of the people of the stars. Ch. 11

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„When people use religion as their only reason for whatever laws they want to impose of people or on other things, these are always mostly unjust.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962
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„There is no reason to suppose that people today feel less than their grandfathers, but there is good reason to think that they are less able to read in a way which makes them feel.“

—  Robertson Davies, livro A Voice from the Attic
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„The people who are in real danger never leave their countries. They are in danger for a reason and for that they don’t leave.“

—  Bassel Khartabil free culture and democracy activist, Syrian political prisoner 1981 - 2015
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„And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1990s, Context: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people... Unfortunately, that's too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. Interviewed with Wired: Gary Wolf. Steve Jobs: The Next Insanely Great Thing http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/4.02/jobs_pr.html (February 1996)

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