— Elie Wiesel, livro Night
— John Rawls, livro A Theory of Justice
Fonte: A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter III, Section 23, pg. 135
Contexto: The claims of existing social arrangements and of self interest have been duly allowed for. We cannot at the end count them a second time because we do not like the result.
„Sometimes, you get things right the first time. Others, the second. But the third time, they say, is the charm.“
— Sarah Dessen, livro Along for the Ride
Fonte: Along for the Ride
„Sometimes we waste too much time to think about someone who doesn’t even think about us for a second.“
— Wiz Khalifa American rapper and actor 1987
— Ian McEwan, livro The Cement Garden
Page 9. (Opening line of the book)
The Cement Garden (1978)
„Sometimes, on our way through the world, we meet someone who touches our heart in a way others don't.“
— Philip Reeve English children's writer and illustrator 1966
— 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.
„People are still encouraged to marry as if they could count on marriage being for life, and at the same time they are absorbing a knowledge of the great frequency of divorce.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978
Fonte: 1940s, Male and Female (1949), p. 335
„Some people skip through life; some people are dragged through it. I sometimes wonder whether we are moving through time or time is moving through us.“
— Donald Miller, livro Blue Like Jazz: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality
Blue Like Jazz (2003, Nelson Books)
— Max Brooks, livro World War Z
Fonte: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
„Inside all of us is a boss. You just gotta go find her. That’s the truth. Everyone is capable. Everyone has the ability. A lot of it is timing. A lot of it is right place, right time. A lot of it is not giving up. A lot if it is push, dreams, following those [dreams] through, and tenacity. You can do it. It’s going to be hard. People are going to tell you no. But no matter what your goal is in life, there’s always a way. You just have to look for that way. Sometimes you have to make that way. Sometimes you have to go around people. Sometimes you may have to go through people. But there’s always a way to make it happen.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Erika Jayne interview to Refinery29 https://www.refinery29.com/erika-jayne-girardi-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-interview (2017)
„Anything worth doing is worth doing twice, the first time quick and dirty and the second time the best way you can.“
— Arthur Leonard Schawlow American physicist 1921 - 1999
as quoted by [Steven Chu and Charles H. Townes, Biographical Memoirs V.83, National Academies Press, 2003, 0-309-08699-X, 201]
„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
Contexto: 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.
„A second way that oppressed people sometimes deal with oppression is to resort to physical violence and corroding hatred. Violence often brings about momentary results.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Three Ways of Meeting Oppression (1958)
Contexto: A second way that oppressed people sometimes deal with oppression is to resort to physical violence and corroding hatred. Violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones.
„Sometimes great tunes happen to bad times, and when the bad time is over, not all the tunes get to move on with you.“
— Rob Sheffield American music journalist 1966
Fonte: Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
„It would be so great if it were possible to go through life without making a single mistake but there is no such path. Falling, tripping, losing the way, making mistakes, little by little, walking one step at a time, this is the only way.“
— Natsuki Takaya Manga artist 1973
„She knew that there were all kinds of ways to make a conquest and that one of the surest roads to a woman's genitals was through her sadness.“
— Milan Kundera, livro O Livro do Riso e do Esquecimento
Fonte: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting