— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Stone of Farewell (1990), Chapter 12, “Birdsflight” (p. 297).
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
„But I said that I opened my intellect as I opened my mouth, in order to shut it again on something solid.“
— G. K. Chesterton, livro Tremendous Trifles
Context: For my friend said that he opened his intellect as the sun opens the fans of a palm tree, opening for opening's sake, opening infinitely for ever. But I said that I opened my intellect as I opened my mouth, in order to shut it again on something solid. I was doing it at the moment. And as I truly pointed out, it would look uncommonly silly if I went on opening my mouth infinitely, for ever and ever. Tremendous Trifles (1909)
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
„Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.“
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910), A Drinking Song http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1399/
„Mystery for mystery science beats religion hollow. I can't open my mouth in my lecture-room without repeating ten times as many unintelligible formulas as ever Hazard is forced to do in his church.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
Esther: A Novel (1884), George Strong in Ch. VII
„Logic always seems to be telling us, in language quite unnecessarily technical, what we understood much better before it was explained.“
— Arthur James Balfour British Conservative politician and statesman 1848 - 1930
Theism and humanism
„Me, I just don't care about proprietary software. It's not "evil" or "immoral," it just doesn't matter. I think that Open Source can do better, and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is by working on Open Source, but it's not a crusade – it's just a superior way of working together and generating code.“
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
„My father was a Republican and he hated Roosevelt. And that's sort of been the battle of my life, I think. You have to understand I grew up a Republican conservative. I hated Castro. And I put my money where my mouth was because I went to war, but I understood pretty quickly that this was another place, another culture and we would never fit in there.“
— Oliver Stone American film director, screenwriter, and producer 1946
The Observer (paragraph 20) http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jul/18/oliver-stone-chavez-wall-street.
„Just because no one has ever gotten better from Spasmodic Dysphonia before doesn't mean I can't be the first.“
— Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957
Dilbert Blog, Good News Day, 2006-10-24, http://web.archive.org/20061107120053/dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2006/10/good_news_day.html, 2006-11-07 http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2006/10/good_news_day.html,
„In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in the case of poetry, it's the exact opposite!“
— Paul Dirac theoretical physicist 1902 - 1984
As quoted in Brighter Than a Thousand Suns : A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists (1958) by Robert Jungk, as translated by James Cleugh, p. 22 Anecdotally, when Oppenheimer was working at Göttingen, Dirac supposedly came to him one day and said: "Oppenheimer, they tell me you are writing poetry. I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. In science you want to say something that nobody knew before, in words which everyone can understand. In poetry you are bound to say... something that everybody knows already in words that nobody can understand."