„Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated“


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Eric Temple Bell photo

„Fashion as king is sometimes a very stupid ruler.“

—  Eric Temple Bell mathematician and science fiction author born in Scotland who lived in the United States for most of his life 1883 - 1960
Context: Fashion as king is sometimes a very stupid ruler. As was observed a little way back, the kernel of Plücker's theory of geometric dimensionality is that the dimensionality of a given space is not an absolute constant, but depends upon the elements, accepted as irreducible, in terms of which the space is described. p. 146

Anatole France photo

„It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Le livre de mon ami http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Livre_de_Pierre_-_Premi%C3%A8res_conqu%C3%AAtes#II._La_Dame_en_blanc (1885): Le livre de Pierre, part I, ch. II: La dame en blanc

Yohji Yamamoto photo

„I want to achieve anti-fashion through fashion. That's why I'm always heading in my own direction, in parallel to fashion.“

—  Yohji Yamamoto Japanese fashion designer 1943
Yohji Yamamoto. May I Help You? in Talking to Myself (2002), Ch. 9: Creation.

Bertolt Brecht photo

„Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books?“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
Context: Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not Always spoken the truth in my books? And now You treat me like a liar! I order you: Burn me! Those who lead the country into the abyss Call ruling too difficult For ordinary men. Ah, what an age it is When to speak of trees is almost a crime For it is a kind of silence about injustice! A response to the Nazi book burnings, in "To Posterity" (1939) as translated by H. R. Hays (1947)

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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné photo

„The fashion of liking Racine will pass away like that of coffee.“

—  Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné French noble 1626 - 1696
According to Voltaire, Letters (Jan. 29, 1690), who connected two remarks of hers to make the phrase; one from a letter March 16, 1679, the other, March 10, 1672. La Harpe reduced the mot to "Racine passera comme le café?"

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George Bernard Shaw photo

„It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
Preface http://books.google.com/books?id=T70Ahd88jSMC&q=%22It+is+difficult+if+not+impossible+for+most+people+to+think+otherwise+than+in+the+fashion+of+their+own+period%22&pg=PA46#v=onepage to Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue (1923)

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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay photo

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