„There are obvious problems with so many denominations in schools today, but I had collective worship at school and I do not think it is a bad thing.“
— Sydney Carter British musician and poet 1915 - 2004
The Times [London] (29 August 1996)
„Had I been wrong, this would still have been the honorable thing to do.
I am very glad, however, to find out that I was right.“
— David Brin, livro The Uplift War
Chapter 110 (p. 626)
The Uplift War (1987)
„So many things I had thought forgotten
Return to my mind with stranger pain:
Like letters that arrive addressed to someone
Who left the house so many years ago.“
— Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985
— Jane Austen, livro Northanger Abbey
Fonte: Northanger Abbey
„It was not so much that I was doing mathematics, but rather that mathematics had taken possession of me.“
— Stanislaw Ulam Polish-American mathematician 1909 - 1984
Chapter 3, Travels Abroad, p. 52
Adventures of a Mathematician - Third Edition (1991)
„I had never thought of advertising as a life work, though I had on the side, written some very successful copy.“
— Bruce Fairchild Barton American author, politician and advertising executive 1886 - 1967
As quoted in The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators (1984) by Steven Fox
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.“
— T.S. Eliot, livro The Waste Land
Line 60 et seq.
This is a reference to Dante's Inferno, Canto III, lines 55-57
The Waste Land (1922)
„I had many different assignments and I was doing things that I thought were important… no, I didn't either: I didn't think they were important. But I found out afterwards when I read up on my history that some of the things that I did were quite important.“
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
Tampa Bay Online.
„I do quite like hairy things. That probably came out of my growing up in front of the television as a kid in the 50s. I saw a lot of the classic Universal films, and was really attracted to the Wolf Man - I thought that was such a cool idea. And, you know, Mr Hyde. So many things I like had hair on. So I started making hairy things and never stopped, you know?“
— Rick Baker American special makeup effects artist 1950
Rick Baker interview: Men In Black 3, werewolves and Videodrome http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/23258/rick-baker-interview-men-in-black-3-werewolves-and-videodrome (November 5, 2012)
„I thought of the things that had happened to me over the years, and of how little I had made happen.“
— Julian Barnes, livro O sentido de um fim
Fonte: The Sense of an Ending
„There never was a greater perfectionist, there never was, and never will be, a better dancer, and I never knew anybody more kind, more considerate, or more completely a gentleman…I love Fred, John, and I admire and respect him. I guess it's because he's so many things I'd like to be and I'm not.“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Bing Crosby in a letter to John O'Hara as quoted in Thomas, Bob. Astaire, the Man, The Dancer. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985. ISBN 0297784021 p. 242.
„Croton River was the only place I could find suitable to the purpose, all circumstances being taken into consideration. I wrote your Excellency what I had done, and where I was, that if you had any thing in charge I might receive your orders. I wrote you the reasons for my not waiting upon you in person were, I had many letters to answer, and many matters to regulate in my department, which prevented me from returning. Besides which, it was almost half a day's ride, the weather exceeding hot, and myself not a little fatigued. And here I must observe, that neither my constitution nor strength is equal to constant exercise.“
— Nathanael Greene American general in the American Revolutionary War 1742 - 1786
Letter to George Washington (July 1778)
„The scene I had just witnessed brought back a lot of memories — not of things I have done but of things I have failed to do, wasted hours and frustrated moments and opportunities forever lost because time had eaten so much of my life and I would never get it back.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
1990s, The Rum Diary (1998)
„After I finished my books, I felt I had to do another one and I thought that if I were to choose a subject, it had to be mosques.“
— Wahbi Al-Hariri Artist, architect, author 1914 - 1994
Fonte: Lisa Kaaki (2002-01-25). Wahbi Al-Hariri - the last of the classicists http://www.webcitation.org/6HcrXOzJ5. Arab News. Saudi Research & Publishing Company.
„When quite young I can remember I had no thought or wish of surpassing others. I was rather taken with a liking of little arts and bits of learning.“
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
Reflections on his earlier life, written when he was 27 (December 1862), published in Letters and Journal of W. Stanley Jevons (1886), edited by Harriet A. Jevons, his wife, p. 11.
Contexto: When quite young I can remember I had no thought or wish of surpassing others. I was rather taken with a liking of little arts and bits of learning. My mother carefully fostered a liking for botany, giving me a small microscope and many books, which I yet have. Strange as it may seem, I now believe that botany and the natural system, by exercising discrimination of kinds, is the best of logical exercises. What I may do in logic is perhaps derived from that early attention to botany.
„We needed an operating system at Seattle Computer for our own computers and I wanted to do one. So we decided to go for it. I was waiting for Digital [Research] to come out with CP/M-86. I thought they would have it real soon. If they had beat me I wouldn't have taken the trouble. I had always wanted to write my own operating system. I've always hated CP/M and thought I could do it a lot better.“
— Tim Paterson American computer programmer, best known as the original author of MS-DOS 1956
"The Roots of DOS", 1983, 2007-06-18, Hunter, David http://www.patersontech.com/Dos/Softalk/Softalk.html,
„It occurred to me at once that Harris had been as much afraid of me as I had been of him. This was a view of the question I had never taken before; but it was one I never forgot afterwards. From that event to the close of the war, I never experienced trepidation upon confronting an enemy, though I always felt more or less anxiety. I never forgot that he had as much reason to fear my forces as I had his. The lesson was valuable.“
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
Contexto: As we approached the brow of the hill from which it was expected we could see Harris' camp, and possibly find his men ready formed to meet us, my heart kept getting higher and higher until it felt to me as though it was in my throat. I would have given anything then to have been back in Illinois, but I had not the moral courage to halt and consider what to do; I kept right on. When we reached a point from which the valley below was in full view I halted. The place where Harris had been encamped a few days before was still there and the marks of a recent encampment were plainly visible, but the troops were gone. My heart resumed its place. It occurred to me at once that Harris had been as much afraid of me as I had been of him. This was a view of the question I had never taken before; but it was one I never forgot afterwards. From that event to the close of the war, I never experienced trepidation upon confronting an enemy, though I always felt more or less anxiety. I never forgot that he had as much reason to fear my forces as I had his. The lesson was valuable.
Account of his effort as Colonel of the 21st Infantry of Illinois, to engage Confederate Colonel Thomas Harris in northern Missouri, Ch. 18.