„There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.“

—  Douglas Adams, livro Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
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„Clearly something has happened here that no one expected. And there aren't words to describe how any of us feel this morning on hearing this news.“

—  Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), [The Political 'Fahrenheit' Sets Record At Box Office, The New York Times, 28 June 2004, Sharon, Waxman] On the movie Fahrenheit 9/11 breaking all box office records for a documentary in its first weekend, and becoming the first documentary ever to become number one at the box office in North American ticket sales.

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„Accidents and chance are words used by persons who do not think clearly when they attempt to account for certain happenings.“

—  Harold W. Percival, livro Thinking and Destiny
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„There is something that holds us together, something that has no word —“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1920s, Back to Methuselah (1921), Context: THE SERPENT: The voice in the garden is your own voice. ADAM: It is; and it is not. It is something greater than me: I am only a part of it. EVE: The Voice does not tell me not to kill you. Yet I do not want you to die before me. No voice is needed to make me feel that. ADAM [throwing his arm round her shoulder with an expression of anguish]: Oh no: that is plain without any voice. There is something that holds us together, something that has no word — THE SERPENT: Love. Love. Love. ADAM: That is too short a word for so long a thing. The Serpent, Adam, and Eve, in Pt. I, Act I

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„To describe my despair would be impossible. No words could tell it. I was buried alive, with the prospect before me of dying of hunger and thirst.“

—  Jules Verne, livro A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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„An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
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„The sequester is not something that I proposed. It's something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2012, Third Presidential Debate http://www.npr.org/2012/10/22/163436694/transcript-3rd-obama-romney-presidential-debate (22 October 2012)

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„The only impossible thing is something to be impossible.“

—  Carlos Gershenson Mexican researcher 1978
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