„O'Neal had uttered three words: 'Conspiracy to murder.'
The correct word for me to repeat in an incredulous tone of voice would have been 'murder'; a very small, and psychiatrically disturbed, section of the population might have opted for the 'to'; but the one word out of the three I most definitely should not have chosen to repeat was 'conspiracy'.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
„In a logically perfect language, there will be one word and no more for every simple object, and everything that is not simple will be expressed by a combination of words, by a combination derived, of course, from the words for the simple things that enter in, one word for each simple component.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„We know that under the image revealed there is another which is truer to reality and under this image still another and yet again still another under this last one, right down to the true image of that reality, absolute, mysterious, which no one will ever see or perhaps right down to the decomposition of any image, of any reality.“
— Michelangelo Antonioni Italian film director and screenwriter 1912 - 2007
As quoted by the interviewer from the introduction to an Italian publlication of Antonioni's screenplays.
— Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993
„If we play our cards right, we can all get more out of life than we put into it; but only if we play for keeps.
No one should ever work.
Workers of the world. . . relax!“
— Bob Black American anarchist 1951
Context: No one can say what would result from unleashing the creative power stultified by work. Anything can happen. The tiresome debater's problem of freedom vs. necessity, with its theological overtones, resolves itself practically once the production of use-values is co-extensive with the consumption of delightful play activity. Life will become a game, or rather many games, but not—as it is now — a zero/sum game. An optimal sexual encounter is the paradigm of productive play. The participants potentiate each other's pleasures, nobody keeps score, and everybody wins. The more you give, the more you get. In the ludic life, the best of sex will diffuse into the better part of daily life. Generalized play leads to the libidinization of life. Sex, in turn, can become less urgent and desperate, more playful. If we play our cards right, we can all get more out of life than we put into it; but only if we play for keeps. No one should ever work. Workers of the world... relax! </center
„We stand guard over works of art, but species representing the work of aeons are stolen from under our noses.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
— Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Sometimes paraphrased as "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple" or "Someday I will find the right words … ", and sometimes misattributed to The Dharma Bums rather than to Some of the Dharma.
„One day the world will hold the Wehrmacht responsible for these methods since these things are taking place under its nose.“
— Wilhelm Canaris German admiral, head of military intelligence service 1887 - 1945
Alternate version: A day will come when the world will find the Wehrmacht responsible for these methods, inasmuch as the things happen with our tacit consent. September 1939. Quoted in "Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day" - Page 178 - by Anthony Cave Brown - 2007
„Life is what you make of it. There's always fun and laughs right under your nose if you're willing to open your eyes to see it.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
— D.J. MacHale, The Pilgrims of Rayne
„The expansion of life, moving out from Earth into its inheritance, is an even greater theme than the expansion of England across the Atlantic. As Hakluyt wrote that there is under our noses the great and ample country of Virginia, I am saying that there is under our noses the territory of nine planets, forty moons, ten thousand asteroids and a trillion comets.“
— Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923
Ch. 7 : Roots