„As a historian, I have learned that, in fact, not everyone who reaches back into history can survive it.“

—  Elizabeth Kostova, livro O Historiador

A Note to the Reader
Fonte: The Historian (2005)
Contexto: As a historian, I have learned that, in fact, not everyone who reaches back into history can survive it. And it is not only reaching back that endangers us; sometimes history itself reaches inexorably forward for us with its shadowy claw.

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„Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.“

—  Viola Spolin American academic and acting theorist 1906 - 1994

Improvisation for the Theater (1963), page 3
Contexto: Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.' We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking and crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. 'Talent' or 'lack of talent' have little to do with it.

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„I have learned the power of surviving.“

—  Philippa Gregory, livro The Boleyn Inheritance

Fonte: The Boleyn Inheritance

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„Just as a Muslim studies Islam, the Jew has to study Judaism. Everyone has to learn the heritage of his family and the history that dates back thousands of years.“

—  Lev Leviev Soviet-born Israeli businessman, philanthropist and investor 1956

Interview, Jewish Chronicle, 7 March 2008 http://thejc.com/home.aspx?AId58607&ATypeId1&searchtrue2&srchstrLev%20leviev&srchtxt1&srchhead1&srchauthor1&srchsandp1&scsrch0

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„Historians may lie, but History cannot.“

—  George Saintsbury British literary critic 1845 - 1933

Fonte: A Last Vintage, p. 172.

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„Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
Jeet Kune Do (1997)

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„History isn't what happened, history is just what historians tell us.“

—  Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

Fonte: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

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„Great leaps forward in history are often, in fact, giant leaps back.“

—  Andrew Sullivan Journalist, writer, blogger 1963

The Reactionary Temptation (2017)
Contexto: Great leaps forward in history are often, in fact, giant leaps back. The Reformation did initiate brutal sectarian warfare. The French Revolution did degenerate into barbarous tyranny. Communist utopias — allegedly the wave of an Elysian future — turned into murderous nightmares. Modern neoliberalism has, for its part, created a global capitalist machine that is seemingly beyond anyone’s control, fast destroying the planet’s climate, wiping out vast tracts of life on Earth while consigning millions of Americans to economic stagnation and cultural despair.
And at an even deeper level, the more we discover about human evolution, the more illusory certain ideas of progress become.

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„I will leave it to history and historians to judge my father’s reign. But most of all it is up to all those Iranians who have the benefit of perspective and in the same way are in a position to compare things.“

—  Reza Pahlavi Last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran 1960

As quoted by Christoph Lehermayr, Der Sohn des Schahs spricht exklusiv mit NEWS.at: "Ich bin bereit, Konig zu werden" http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=397&page=3, NEWS.at, September 15, 2009.
Interviews, 2009

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„As early as World War I, American historians offered themselves to President Woodrow Wilson to carry out a task they called "historical engineering," by which they meant designing the facts of history so that they would serve state policy.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Quotes 1960s-1980s, 1980s
Fonte: Wendy McElroy, ‎Carl Watner (1987) The Voluntaryist, Nr. 23-41 (1987), p. 120; Republished in: " Propaganda Review, 1987 http://www.zpub.com/un/chomsky.html," at zpub.com, accessed May 23, 2014.
Contexto: Pointing to the massive amounts of propaganda spewed by government and institutions around the world, observers have called our era the age of Orwell. But the fact is that Orwell was a latecomer on the scene. As early as World War I, American historians offered themselves to President Woodrow Wilson to carry out a task they called "historical engineering," by which they meant designing the facts of history so that they would serve state policy. In this instance, the U. S. government wanted to silence opposition to the war. This represents a version of Orwell's 1984, even before Orwell was writing.

„History repeats itself: historians repeat each other.“

—  Philip Guedalla British historical writer 1889 - 1944

" Some Historians http://books.google.com/books?id=E0luAAAAMAAJ&q=%22History+repeats+itself+historians+repeat+each+other%22&pg=PA20#v=onepage," Supers & Supermen: Studies in Politics, History and Letters (1920)

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