„This game's stupid," said Lief. "Who the heck is Zelda, anyway?“

—  Neal Shusterman, livro Everlost

Fonte: Everlost

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„A year at the breast is quite enough; children who are suckled longer are said to grow stupid, and I am all for popular sayings.“

—  Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850

Un an de lait suffit. Les enfants qui tettent trop deviennent des sots. Je suis pour les dictons populaires.
Part I, ch. XXXVIII.
Letters of Two Brides (1841-1842)

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„It is said that the public is stupid. That's why those who hold it in contempt never dare to offer it something original.“

—  Isidore Isou Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist 1925 - 2007

Venom and Eternity (1951), Chapter II

„She said he was a man who cheated.
He said she didn't play the game.
She said an expletive deleted.
He said the undeleted same.
And so they ended their relation
With meaningful communication.“

—  J. V. Cunningham American writer 1911 - 1985

"Jack and Jill", 1981
The Poems of J. V. Cunningham, edited by Timothy Steele, Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, 1997, ISBN 0-804-00997-X
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„If I have to play your stupid games, at least I don’t have to pretend to enjoy them.“

—  Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950

Fonte: In the Drift (1985), Chapter 1, “Mummer Kiss” (p. 4)

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„“No,” said Miss Marple. “Murder isn’t a game.“

—  Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976

A Murder is Announced (1950)

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„I said: "Baseball is the hurrah game of the republic!"“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

He was hilarious: "That's beautiful: the hurrah game! well — it's our game: that's the chief fact in connection with it: America's game: has the snap, go fling, of the American atmosphere — belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws: is just as important in the sum total of our historic life."
Conversation with Whitman (4 July 1889) as quoted in With Walt Whitman in Camden (1906) by Horace Traubel, Vol. IV

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