„No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.“

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„Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month.“

—  Theodore von Kármán Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist 1881 - 1963

November 1957 - Told to Joseph G. Martin, then Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Hooks, as Lt. Martin escorted Dr. von Kármán from New York City to lead a secret symposium on space flight in Cloudcroft, NM. Sputnik had been launched a month before and every branch of the US military had a separate space program and were desperately trying to get off a successful launch.
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„The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.“

—  Fred Brooks American computer scientist 1931

Page 17, cf. Theodore von Kármán (1957): "Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month."
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„If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.“

—  Cal Newport American computer scientist 1982

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„Some songs I wrote that night, and some songs took nine months to arrange, get how I positioned them. Some songs I wrote parts of when I was twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen… Just putting it together, just finding the right place for it.“

—  St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982

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Contexto: Some songs I wrote that night, and some songs took nine months to arrange, get how I positioned them. Some songs I wrote parts of when I was twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen… Just putting it together, just finding the right place for it. So it's really been a long time coming.... I'm actually really restless, in the sense that I'd rather be always making something new. I'm really excited about making a second record. I've got a lot of things up my sleeve, I guess.

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„When all of your friends are getting pregnant, you start thinking about it. But for Amy and I, show business is our baby.“

—  Will Arnett Canadian actor 1970

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„The state — or, to make the matter more concrete, the government — consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

As quoted in Charting the Candidates '72 (1972) by Ronald Van Doren, p. 7
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Contexto: The state — or, to make the matter more concrete, the government — consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

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