„The real secret is why love starts out with claws like a cat and then fades with time like a half-eaten mouse.“
— Herta Müller German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist 1953
Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm translation, Picador 2002, p. 81
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
Context: By the time we got to Woodstock We were half a million strong And everywhere there was song and celebration. And I dreamed I saw the bombers Riding shotgun in the sky And they were turning into butterflies Above our nation. "Woodstock"
„Probably half the questions we ask — half our great theological and metaphysical problems — are like that.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask — half our great theological and metaphysical problems — are like that.
— John Rawls American political philosopher 1921 - 2002
Context: The claims of existing social arrangements and of self interest have been duly allowed for. We cannot at the end count them a second time because we do not like the result. Chapter III, Section 23, pg. 135
— Marianne Moore American poet and writer 1887 - 1972
"We Call Them the Brave" (the title of this poem is also obviously meant to be read as its first line, though set apart) <!-- p. 280 -->
„Miss Daw said, half to herself, “Now you have had your first lesson in what it is like to be a real grown-up woman in a man’s world, my dear. We are judged by our looks, and men are not.”“
— John C. Wright American novelist and technical writer 1961
Chapter 20, “Company, of a Sort” Section 4 (p. 269)
„We were like a moth right next to the flame. It's like, do any more and you go down. We were so tired. One final lap, and then have a rest.“
— Meg White American musician 1974
Perry, Andrew (2004). "The White Stripes uncut" http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,,1349947,00.html ObserverGuardian.co.uk (access June 6, 2006) On deciding to end the Elephant tour when they did
„I said I liked being half-educated; you were so much more surprised at everything when you were ignorant.“
— Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals
„I have to say that everybody from David Cameron to half this panel say, "Wouldn't it be terrible if we were like Norway and Switzerland?" Really? They're rich. They're happy. They're self governing.“
— Nigel Farage British politician and former commodity broker 1964
Speaking on BBC Question Time in Lincoln https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTDByiSRerk, 17 January 2013.