— Orson Scott Card, Hart's Hope
Hart's Hope (1983)
„Our band is very polarizing. There are people who absolutely can’t stand us, and people who absolutely can’t live without us. I’d rather spark those kind of polar-opposite feelings than have people be indifferent.“
— Ben Gibbard American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976
The Meaning Of Life, III
„It was dry and cold, not bitter, but with the kind of steady chill that makes it hard to remember being any other way. I tried to imagine people living out here once, and couldn't. It must have been long ago. The land felt like it didn't want anyone bothering it anymore.“
— Michael Marshall Smith British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer 1965
The Lonely Dead (2004), Prologue - Yakima
„The Society has no aim other than the complete liberation and happiness of the masses – i. e., of the people who live by manual labor.“
— Sergey Nechayev, livro Catechism of a Revolutionary
Catechism of a Revolutionary (1869)
„People just showed up and were always made welcome. To stay less than an hour was an insult, and there was always a meal.“
— Shirley Abbott 1934
Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South (1983), p. 164
„Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.“
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
A similar quotes about EPCOT and other similar statements about Disneyland also exist.
„People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.“
— James Baldwin, livro No Name in the Street
No Name in the Street (1972)
„Men frequently think that the evils in the world are more numerous than the good things; many sayings and songs of the nations dwell on this idea. …Not only common people make this mistake, but even many who think they are wise.“
— Maimónides, livro The Guide for the Perplexed
Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.12
„War will come again after this one. It will come again as long as it can be determined by people other than those who fight.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi, Context: War will come again after this one. It will come again as long as it can be determined by people other than those who fight. The same causes will produce the same effects, and the living will have to give up all hope.
„Most of the people on the Cloud Ark were going to have to be women.
There were other reasons for it besides just making more babies. Research on the long-term effects of spaceflight suggested that women were less susceptible to radiation damage than men. They were smaller on average, requiring less space, less food, less air. And sociological studies pointed to the idea that they did better when crammed together in tight spaces for long periods of time.
This was controversial, as it got into fraught topics of nature vs. nurture and whether gender identity was a social construct or a genetic program.
But if you bought into the idea that boys had been programmed by Darwinian selection to run around in the open chucking spears at wild animals—something that every parent who had ever raised a boy had to take seriously—then it was difficult to envision a lot of them spending their lives in tin cans.“
— Neal Stephenson, livro Seveneves
Seveneves (2015), Part One, "Scouts"
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916
Aphorisms (1880/1893), Merkmal großer Menschen ist, daß sie an andere weit geringere Anforderungen stellen als an sich selbst. p. 35.