— Newt Gingrich Professor, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives 1943
„How pleasant it is to respect people! When I see books, I am not concerned with how the authors loved or played cards; I see only their marvelous works.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Какое наслаждение уважать людей! Когда я вижу книги, мне нет дела до того, как авторы любили, играли в карты, я вижу только их изумительные дела.
„I yield to authority. I think the practice of the Court of Chancery for more than one hundred years, and the authority of Judges of very great eminence, establish such a course of practice and such a chain of authority, that I do not think I am at liberty to assume that either the Court or those very learned Judges were in error as to their powers and jurisdiction.“
— Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury British politician 1823 - 1921
Attorney-General v. Marquess of Ailesbury (1887), L. J. (N. S.) 57 Q. B. 89.
— John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician 1820 - 1894
1 Cababe & Ellis' Q. B. D. Rep. 136.
— Stephen King American author 1947
Context: I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me. As quoted in an edition of I Am Legend (1995)
„The only authority I respect is the one that causes butterflies to fly south in fall and north in springtime.“
— Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction
„guess they forgot to program us with any respect for authority."
"well, I have a highly developed sense of irony.“
— James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
„I think that fantasy must possess the author and simply use him. I know that this is true of A Wrinkle in Time. I can’t possibly tell you how I came to write it. It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice. And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.“
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
Context: I heard a famous author say once that the hardest part of writing a book was making yourself sit down at the typewriter. I know what he meant. Unless a writer works constantly to improve and refine the tools of his trade they will be useless instruments if and when the moment of inspiration, of revelation, does come. This is the moment when a writer is spoken through, the moment that a writer must accept with gratitude and humility, and then attempt, as best he can, to communicate to others. A writer of fantasy, fairly tale, or myth must inevitably discover that he is not writing out of his own knowledge or experience, but out of something both deeper and wider. I think that fantasy must possess the author and simply use him. I know that this is true of A Wrinkle in Time. I can’t possibly tell you how I came to write it. It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice. And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant. Very few children have any problem with the world of the imagination; it’s their own world, the world of their daily life, and it’s our loss that so many of us grow out of it.
— Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977
"Foreword", p. 3.
„I fired MacArthur because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the president. I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Context: I fired him because he wouldn't respect the authority of the president. That's the answer to that. I didn't fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that's not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail. On General Douglas MacArthur, as quoted in Plain Speaking : An Oral Biography of Harry S Truman (1974) by Merle Mille