„And it is still true, no matter how old you are -- when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.“
— Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Context: Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all — the whole world — had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is still true, no matter how old you are — when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
„I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
Context: "There's nothing in the universe cold steel won't cut," answered Conan. "I threw my ax at the demon, and he took no hurt, but I might have missed in the dusk, or a branch deflected its flight. I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by."
„Franklin: Have you ever thought, Headmaster, that your standards might perhaps be a little out of date?
Headmaster: Of course they're out of date. Standards always are out of date. That is what makes them standards.“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
Act 2, p. 80.
„If you don't have a date
Go out and sit on the lawn
And do nothing
'Cause it's just what you must do
Nobody does it anymore.“
— Fiona Apple singer-songwriter, musician 1977
Waltz (Better Than Fine)
„I seriously think I could have sat in the middle of the kitchen floor rubbing two sticks together over a pile of dynamite blocks and gasoline cans, and my parents would be oblivious, as long as I was keeping myself occupied.“
— Jordan Sonnenblick, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
„You have a walking stick. Suppose it could walk by itself, and that it chose to walk away from you. [... ] It would no longer be a walking stick at all, only a stick that walked.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931
Volume 3, Ch. 13