„Sometimes I think if I had to choose between an ear of corn or making love to a woman, I'd choose the corn.“

—  Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Fonte: Water for Elephants

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„I would have to ask the public to choose between a culture of hate or a culture of love.“

—  Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929

On establishing the Marcos Foundation, as quoted in The Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 1998).
Contexto: I would have to ask the public to choose between a culture of hate or a culture of love. I am sure our poor will pick the latter. With the Marcos assets, we could regain this value of sharing love with one another.

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„I do think that if I had to choose one word to which hope can be tied it is hospitality.“

—  Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002

We the People interview (1996)
Contexto: Here is the right word. Hospitality was a condition consequent on a good society in politics, politaea, and by now might be the starting point of politaea, of politics. But this is difficult because hospitality requires a threshold over which I can lead you — and TV, internet, newspaper, the idea of communication, abolished the walls and therefore also the friendship, the possibility of leading somebody over the door. Hospitality requires a table around which you can sit and if people get tired they can sleep. You have to belong to a subculture to say, we have a few mattresses here. It's still considered highly improper to conceive of this as the ideal moments in a day or a year. Hospitality is deeply threatened by the idea of personality, of scholastic status. I do think that if I had to choose one word to which hope can be tied it is hospitality. A practice of hospitality— recovering threshold, table, patience, listening, and from there generating seedbeds for virtue and friendship on the one hand — on the other hand radiating out for possible community, for rebirth of community.

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„I don’t think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern.“

—  P. D. James English crime writer 1920 - 2014

Interview with Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 26 Sep 2009 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6227400/PD-James-Queen-of-Detective-Fiction-Interview.html.
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„Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!“

—  Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1808 - 1889

David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.
Contexto: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!

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„I ask you to please choose love every single day“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

Speaking at his concert the day after the Manchester Arena bombing (23 May 2017) https://www.businessinsider.com/harry-styles-stops-concert-speech-on-manchester-attack-2017-5?IR=T
Contexto: We have a choice, every single day that we wake up, of what we can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day.

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