„Writing is a matter of finding the appropriate balance of dinosaurs and sodomy.“

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„Some men are born sodomites, some achieve sodomy, and some have sodomy thrust upon them…“

—  Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947

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„One might as well legalise sodomy as recognise the Bolsheviks.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Paris, 24 January 1919. Churchill: A Life. Gilbert, Martin (1992). New York: Holt, p. 408. ISBN 9780805023961
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„There is something to being gay apart from the sodomy.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961

Ann Coulter on GOProud at CPAC 2011 Question & Answer Session (Sep 16, 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DHqEm0bV38.
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„Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.“

—  Marty Feldman British actor and comedian 1934 - 1982

The Times, June 9, 1969.

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„For the musician, before he has begun his work, all is in readiness so that the operation of his creative spirit may find, right from the start, the appropriate matter and means, without any possibility of error.“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

Originally delivered as a lecture (late 1927); Pure Poetry: Notes for a Lecture The Creative Vision (1960)
Contexto: For the musician, before he has begun his work, all is in readiness so that the operation of his creative spirit may find, right from the start, the appropriate matter and means, without any possibility of error. He will not have to make this matter and means submit to any modification; he need only assemble elements which are clearly defined and ready-made. But in how different a situation is the poet! Before him is ordinary language, this aggregate of means which are not suited to his purpose, not made for him. There have not been physicians to determine the relationships of these means for him; there have not been constructors of scales; no diapason, no metronome, no certitude of this kind. He has nothing but the coarse instrument of the dictionary and the grammar. Moreover, he must address himself not to a special and unique sense like hearing, which the musician bends to his will, and which is, besides, the organ par excellence of expectation and attention; but rather to a general and diffused expectation, and he does so through a language which is a very odd mixture of incoherent stimuli.

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„The dinosaurs are not extinct. The colorful and successful diversity of the living birds is a continuing expression of basic dinosaur biology.“

—  Robert T. Bakker American paleontologist 1945

"Dinosaur Renaissance", Scientific American 232, no. 4 (April 1975), 58—78
Dinosaur Renaissance (1975)

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„Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

According to Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne, Churchill had not coined this phrase, but wished he had.
Resembles an ironic aphorism cited by Langworth from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as 19th-century English naval tradition, “Ashore it’s wine, women and song; aboard it’s rum, bum and concertina” or variously “... rum, bum and bacca [tobacco]”.
Misattributed
Fonte: This Day in Quotes, Robert Deis, Churchill’s alleged quip about British naval tradition http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/08/rum-sodomy-and-lash-winston-churchills.html,
Fonte: [Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations, Richard Langworth, 1586489577, https://books.google.com/books/about/Churchill_by_Himself.html?id=vbsU21fEhLAC, 577, In dinner conversation ca. 1955, private secretary Anthony Montague Browne confronted WSC with this quotation. 'I never said it. I wish I had,' responded Churchill. (AMB to the editor.) 'Compare “Rum, bum, and bacca” and “Ashore it's wine women and song, aboard it's rum, bum and concertina”, naval catchphrases dating from the nineteenth century' -- Oxford Dictionary of Quotations]

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„When all actions are used for feedback, the consequence of making mistakes will be a corrective and appropriate response, because everything everybody does matters.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

… The more selective you are in the feedback you accept, the more insane your reasoning will become as you will necessarily reject corrective feedback that would have led to better reasoning.
Re: Lisp's future http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/ba8f8f34c16d55f3 (Usenet article).
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„Not everything that is big and dead is a dinosaur.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962

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