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

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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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„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
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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„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
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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„Friends come and go but I wouldn't have thought you'd be one of them“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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„I've never fell off a big chimney. You'd only fall off one of them once.“

—  Fred Dibnah English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering 1938 - 2004

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