„Many people are more like the earth than we know. Maybe they have fault lines that sooner or later are going to split open under pressure.“
Fonte: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
„Give us another 3 or 4 months of production, not more hampered than it is at present, and we shall have something over, with which we can make ourselves disagreeable in many ways, and many places. We could perhaps take a stronger line with Japan then, even though we still got no help from the U. S. A. …People ask me how we are going to win this war. I suppose it is a very natural question, but I don't think the time has come to answer it. We must just go on fighting as hard as we can, in the belief that some time—perhaps sooner than we think—the other side will crack.“
— Neville Chamberlain Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1869 - 1940
Letter to his sister (14 July 1940), quoted in Keith Feiling, Neville Chamberlain (London: Macmillan, 1946), p. 449.
„It's just natural, it's not a great disaster. People keep talking about it like it's The End of The Earth. It's only a rock group that split up, it's nothing important. You know, you have all the old records there if you want to reminisce.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Interview on Scene And Heard by David Wigg (25 October 1971)
„And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it?“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Charlie Rose: An Interview with Carl Sagan http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/4553, May 27, 1996.
Contexto: We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science and technology. And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it?
„The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.“
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902
As quoted in Maxed Out : Hard Times, Easy Credit, and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2007) by James D. Scurlock; The quote does not appear in any of Acton's published writings. Ezra Pound attributes the exact quotation to Sir Alexander James Cockburn, Lord Chief Justice of England in Pound, Ezra. "'Ezra Pound Speaking': Radio Speeches of World War II", ed. Leonard W. Doob (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1978), 219. https://archive.org/stream/EzraPoundSpeaking-RadioSpeechesOfWorldWarIi/EzraPoundSpeaking#page/n116/mode/1up/search/Lord+Chief+Justice
„What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you're going to get bitten… Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.“
— Rob Ford Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto 1969 - 2016
Remarks on cyclist http://bicycling.com/blogs/thehub/2012/05/03/toronto-mayor-cyclists-are-a-pain-in-the-ass/?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Bicycling-_-Content-Blog-_-toronto (3 May 2012)
„Race does not need to be the natural dividing line on important national issues because many indigenous people and organisations have opposed the Bill. We can learn from this debate that race is an artificial barrier in our community, and that sometimes, it is little more than a safe harbour for politicians who should know better.“
— Richard Naidu Fijian lawyer
Speech to National Federation Party conference, 31 July 2005
„Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.“
— Davy Crockett American politician 1786 - 1836
As quoted in David Crockett: The Man and the Legend (1994) by James Atkins Shackford, p. 106
— Seth Grahame-Smith US fiction author 1976
Fonte: How to Survive a Horror Movie
„Radical groups in the 1960s developed a reputation for factionalism: organizations split because of disagreements on details of strategy, and then treated each other as enemies. Or at least, such is the image people have of them, whether or not it was true.
The relationship between the Free Software movement and the Open Source movement is just the opposite of that picture. We disagree on the basic principles, but agree more or less on the practical recommendations. So we can and do work together on many specific projects. 'We don't think of the Open Source movement as an enemy. The enemy is proprietary software.“
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
1990s, Why "Free Software" is better than "Open Source" (1998)
— Harper Lee, livro To Kill a Mockingbird
Pt. 2, ch. 12
Variante: Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ‘em.
Fonte: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Contexto: Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ‘em. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin’ right, they’ve got to want to learn themselves, and when they don’t want to learn there’s nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
„Smiling always seems to annoy people more than actually insulting them. Or maybe I just have an annoying smile.“
— Jim Butcher, livro Storm Front
Fonte: Storm Front
— Tom DeMarco American software engineer, author, and consultant 1940
Fonte: Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (1987), p. 18.
„You're going to have a deportation force, and you're going to do it humanely and you're going to bring the country -- and, frankly, the people, because you have some excellent, wonderful people, some fantastic people hat have been here for a long period of time. Don't forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting in line to come into this country and they're waiting to come in legally. And I always say the wall, we're going to build the wall. It's going to be a real deal. It's going to be a real wall. There was a picture in one of the magazines where they had a wall this tall and they were taking drugs over the wall. They built a ramp over the wall and the truck was going up and down. They were using it like a highway; the wall is like a highway. It's not going to happen. It's going to be a Trump wall. It's going to be a real wall. And it's going to stop people and it's going to be good. But your friend Thomas Friedman called me and said, hah, there should be a big door. I said going to be a big door. I love the expression. There's going to be a big beautiful nice door. People are going to come in and they're going to come in legally. But we have no choice. Otherwise, we don't have a country. We don't even know how many people. We don't know if it's 8 million or if it's 20 million. We have no idea how many people are in our country. And then you see what happened with Kate in San Francisco. You see what happens with all of the things going on, all of the tremendous crime going on. It costs us $200 billion a year for illegal immigration right now. $200 billion a year, maybe $250, maybe $300. They don't even know. We're going to stop it. We're going to run it properly and we're going to stop it.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
On his immigration plan (2015 November 11)
„Life is boring. People are vengeful. Good things always end. We do so many things and we don’t know why, and if we do find out why, it’s decades later and knowing why doesn’t matter any more.“
— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
„Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.“
— Kay Redfield Jamison American bipolar disorder researcher 1946
Fonte: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
„When you're finally up at the moon looking back on earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you're going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people.“
— Frank Borman NASA astronaut 1928
Newsweek magazine, 23 December 1968 http://www.spacequotations.com/earth.html
„Most people have only half developed their single personalities. That a man should split his into four and more; and should develop each separately and perfectly, was so abnormal that many normals failed to understand it.“
— Frederick Rolfe, livro Hadrian the Seventh
Fonte: Hadrian the Seventh (1904), Ch. 22, p. 343