— Oscar Levant American comedian, composer, pianist and actor 1906 - 1972
As quoted in Jewish Wit (1962) by Theodor Reik, p. 104, also in Inquisition in Eden (1965) and Whatever It Is, I’m Against It (1984) by Nat Shapiro.
— C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
C. West Churchman, (1970) in: Systems and management annual. Vol 1, p. 338
1960s - 1970s
„Reality can neither be proved nor disproved. Within the mind you cannot, beyond the mind you need not. In the real, the question ‘what is real?’ does not arise. (…)“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Fonte: "I am That." P.94.
— Alice Hoffman Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer 1952
Fonte: The Foretelling
„Phony manliness is about vulgarity and bravado. Real manliness is about serving others sacrificially and protecting the weak and vulnerable.“
— Robert P. George American legal scholar 1955
Twitter post https://twitter.com/McCormickProf/status/911685878019493891 (23 September 2017)
— John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580
Part I, chapter 11.
Original: (lb) Proue thy fréende er thou haue néede, but in déede
A fréende is neuer knoen tyll a man haue néede.
— Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951
On prouve tout ce qu'on veut, et la vraie difficulté est de savoir ce qu'on veut prouver.
Système des Beaux-Arts (1920), as quoted in The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less) by John M. Shanahan, p. 34
Variant translation: We prove anything we want to prove, and the real difficulty is to know what we want to prove.
„I believe in democracy, but in real democracy, not a phony democracy in which just powerful people can speak. For me, in a democracy everyone speaks.“
— Augusto Boal Brazilian writer 1931 - 2009
As quoted in "To Dynamize the Audience: Interview with Augusto Boal" by Robert Enight, Canadian Theatre Review 47 (Summer 1986), pp. 41-49
„It may take years to put your idea into action. But if it has real worth, time will prove it, and you will have something that will endure.“
— William A. Patterson President of United Airlines from 1934 until 1966 1899 - 1980
„Plato would have no actors in his republic, in case pretence devoured what was real. Plato's fears have proved well-grounded.“
— Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017
The Glass Forest (1986)
Contexto: Plato would have no actors in his republic, in case pretence devoured what was real. Plato's fears have proved well-grounded. Actors, despised, almost outcast, until last century, have become something more than respectable. They, together with all those imitation actors, pop stars, TV celebrities, people who are famous for being famous, now receive adulation. They are the millionaires, the courtesans of our system. Solzhenitsyn, escaping to a West he had once admired, snarled at the meretricious falsity of what he found. We have built illusions round us and see no way out of the glass forest.
„I try to have a real close connection with my fans. That's extremely important. They are the ones that have been there from the beginning and proved everyone else wrong.“
— Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981
Inside Connection, February 2004
— Salman Rushdie, livro The Satanic Verses
Fonte: The Satanic Verses (1988)
— Fredrik Reinfeldt 32nd Prime Minister of Sweden 1965
[Profile: Fredrik Reinfeldt, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5355938.stm, BBC News, 2006-09-18, 2006-11-23]
— John Shelby Spong American bishop 1931
Interview http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/2005/05/i-am-a-mystic.aspx?p=2 with Deborah Caldwell for Beliefnet.com (May 2005)
— Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
„Our dreams prove that to imagine - to dream about things that have not happened - is among mankind's deepest needs.“
— Milan Kundera, livro A Insustentável Leveza do Ser
Fonte: The Unbearable Lightness of Being