„Sometimes counting seconds is a great way to kill time through a woman's tantrums.“

—  Chetan Bhagat, book One Night @ the Call Center, One Night @ the Call Center (2005), P. 37
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—  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
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„I did not kill my father, but I sometimes felt I had helped him on his way.“

—  Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden
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„Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.“

—  Hector Berlioz French Romantic composer 1803 - 1869
Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on; le malheur est qu'il soit un maître inhumain qui tue ses élèves. Letter written in November 1856, published in Pierre Citron (ed.) Correspondance générale (Paris: Flammarion, 1989) vol. 5, p. 390; Paul Davies About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996) p. 214.

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„Anything worth doing is worth doing twice, the first time quick and dirty and the second time the best way you can.“

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„Among the things that war entails are: killing people (sometimes innocent), destroying buildings (sometimes innocent) and spying on people (sometimes innocent).
That is why war is a bad thing. But once a war starts, it is going to be finished one way or another, and I have a preference for it coming out one way rather than the other.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
2005, Context: I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo. But if we must engage in a national debate on half-measures: After 9-11, any president who was not spying on people calling phone numbers associated with terrorists should be impeached for being an inept commander in chief. With a huge gaping hole in lower Manhattan, I'm not sure why we have to keep reminding people, but we are at war. (Perhaps it's because of the media blackout on images of the 9-11 attack. We're not allowed to see those because seeing planes plowing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon might make us feel angry and jingoistic.) Among the things that war entails are: killing people (sometimes innocent), destroying buildings (sometimes innocent) and spying on people (sometimes innocent). That is why war is a bad thing. But once a war starts, it is going to be finished one way or another, and I have a preference for it coming out one way rather than the other.

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