„Once you'd resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.“

—  Jeannette Walls, livro The Glass Castle
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American writer and journalist 1960

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„Life is everything and nothing all at once.“

—  Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967
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„If the principle is, "Let's not get lethal substances out to the public", the first one you'd go after is tobacco. The next one you'd go after is alcohol. Way down the list you'd get to cocaine, and sort of invisibly low you'd get to marijuana.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
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„So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
The 1930s, Context: Anyone can see what the position is. The Government simply cannot make up their mind, or they cannot get the Prime Minister to make up his mind. So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. So we go on preparing more months and years — precious, perhaps vital to the greatness of Britain — for the locusts to eat. Speech in the House of Commons, November 12, 1936 "Debate on the Address" http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1936/nov/12/debate-on-the-address#column_1107, criticizing Stanley Baldwin's record on rearmament against Hitler.

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„It went to pieces all at once—
All at once and nothing first,
Just as bubbles do when they burst.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
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—  Fred Dibnah English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering 1938 - 2004
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„Strictly speaking, the grammatical method of resolving a sentence into parts is nothing but a fanciful procedure; but it is the real fountain of all knowledge, since it led to the invention of writing.“

—  John Rupert Firth English linguist 1890 - 1960
The tongues of men. 1937, p. 15; As cited in: Angela Senis (2016) , " The contribution of John Rupert Firth to the history of linguistics and the rejection of the phoneme theory http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/014-senis.pdf." Proceedings of ConSOLE XXIII 273.

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„Thus if just once you tasted
the thousandth part of joy's flavor,
savor from a loving and beloved heart,
repentently you'd say:
"Lost is all that time
I didn't spend in love!"“

—  Torquato Tasso, Aminta
Aminta (1573), Forse, se tu gustassi anco una volta La millesima parte de la gioie Che gusta un cor amato riamando, Diresti, ripentita, sospirando: Perduto è tutto il tempo Che in amar non si spende. Act I, scene i, lines 26–31. Variant translations: All time is truly lost and gone Which is not spent in serving love. All time is lost that is not spent in love. Lost is all the time that you don't spend in love.

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