„If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.“
— Emile Zola French writer (1840-1902) 1840 - 1902
As quoted in Dreyfus : His Life and Letters (1937) edited by Pierre Dreyfus, p. 175.
„You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.“
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
„This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken.“
— Stephen R. Donaldson, The Wounded Land
The Wounded Land (1980)
— Sergey Nechayev Russian revolutionary 1847 - 1882
Context: The revolutionary despises public opinion. He despises and hates the existing social morality in all its manifestations. For him, morality is everything which contributes to the triumph of the revolution. Immoral and criminal is everything that stands in its way.
„Did you know you can ask very simple questions to the scientists who claim that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago? You could say to them, in a very nice way of course, "Excuse me, were you there?" You are actually asking them, "Were you there to see the dinosaurs when they first came into existence? Were you there to see them alive? Were you there to see them die out?" Obviously, they weren't there, so how could they really know everything about them?“
— Ken Ham Australian young Earth creationist 1951
Dinosaurs for Kids (2009), p. 14 http://books.google.com/books?id=_2AzUyAj0HQC&pg=PA14
— Stanisław Jerzy Lec Polish writer 1909 - 1966
Context: Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.<!-- p. 27