„What about when someone doesn't need a shoulder? What if they need the arms?“

—  Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Fonte: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„What art needs is greater men, and what politics needs is better men.“

—  William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981

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Contexto: Wars, for us, are either inevitable, or created. Whatever they are, they should not wholly vitiate art. What art needs is greater men, and what politics needs is better men.

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„The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Dedication speech at the World Golf Hall of Fame, Pinehurst North Carolina, as quoted in The New York Times (12 September 1974)
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„What you need to know is that who I listen to when I need advice on the Middle East is George W. Bush.“

—  Jeb Bush American politician, former Governor of Florida 1953

, quoted in [2015-05-07, Jeb: George W. Bush is a top foreign policy adviser, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/politics/jeb-george-w-bush-adviser/, 2015-05-11]
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„A nation needs clear rules on what happens in the case of a disputed succession. Surely there’s a Queen’s Bedchamber Mace or someone who knows.“

—  Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor

Discussing http://zompist.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/ask-zompist-uk-election/ the results of the 2010 UK election

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„There's no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.“

—  Bernhard Schlink, livro O Leitor

Variante: ... So I stopped talking about it. There's no need to talk, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.
Fonte: The Reader

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„What does a man need — really need?“

—  Sterling Hayden American actor 1916 - 1986

Book I : Man at Bay, Ch. 5
Wanderer (1963)
Contexto: "I’ve always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can’t afford it." What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine — and before we know it our lives are gone.
What does a man need — really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in — and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all — in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.
Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? What follows is not a blueprint for the man entombed; not many people find themselves in a situation paying a hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year (as if any man is worth that much). But the struggle is relative: it's a lot hard to walk away from an income like that than from a fraction thereof.

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„Let us hope our weapons are never needed — but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

Contexto: The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed — but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.

Abbey's Road (1979)

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