„Out of the East on an Irish stallion came bounty hunter Dan.
His heart quickened and burdened by the need to get his man.
He found Pete peacefully fishing by the river.
Pulled his gun and got the drop.
He said "Pete you think you've changed but you have not."“
Song lyrics, Working on a Dream (2009)
„And yet the doing is ours, not His. He inspired it, we wrought it out. He quickened, but we brought forth. His the heart-beat, but ours the hand-stroke; His the influence, ours the effluence.“
— George C. Lorimer American minister 1838 - 1904
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 125.
„Rumors said that if he got drunk enough, he sometimes got his jollies by stripping naked and scaring hikers out in the Broken into thinking he was Bigfoot.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Fonte: On the Edge
„Sparhawk grinned. "If Martel finds out that he's drinking again, he'll reach down his throat and pull his heart out." "Can you actually do that to a man?" "You can if your arm's long enough, and if you know what you're looking for. […]“
— David Eddings, livro The Diamond Throne
Fonte: The Diamond Throne
„It was jest another instance of a flaw in work of man;
A lefty never figgered in the gunman’s battle plan;
There ain’t no scheme man thinks of that Dame Nature cannot beat —
So his pupils are unlearnin’ that cute trick they got from Pete.“
— Arthur Chapman (poet) American poet and newspaper columnist 1873 - 1935
Pete's Error http://www.cowboypoetry.com/ac.htm#PETE, st. 4.
Out Where the West Begins and Other Western Verses http://www.cowboypoetry.com/ac.htm#outbk (1917)
„Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish and of forgetting that the fish has a hook in his mouth, his gullet, or his belly and that his gameness is really an extreme of panic in which he runs, leaps, and pulls to get away until he dies. It would seem to be enough advantage to the angler that the fish has the hook in his mouth rather than the angler.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Introduction to S. Kip Farrington Jr., Atlantic Game Fishing (1937)
„Well, normally I’m against big things. I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things. Too many things can go wrong when they get big.” — Pete Seeger (on how he felt about attending his big 90th birthday bash last year)“
— Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014
„I go in his office and he says, "Dunagan! I want you to audit the auditors." "General, when do you think I'm going to have time to do that? He looked at me, pulled his glasses down like some kind of college professor. There's a big, red, top-secret folder that he got out of some safe somewhere that had my name on it. He pats this folder, looks me in the eye and says, 'You will audit the auditors. Won't you, Maj. Bambi?“
— Donnie Dunagan actor and United States Marine 1934
„Does man think because he has found that thinking pays?
Does he bring his children up because he has found it pays?“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein, livro Philosophical Investigations
Philosophical Investigations (1953)
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Prince
Fonte: Clockwork Prince
„The Riddle Master himself lost the key to his own riddles one day,” he said in his deep, reed-pure voice, “and he found it again at the bottom of his heart.“
— Patricia A. McKillip, livro The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Fonte: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974), Chapter 11, pp. 311-312.
„My dad was aware that some of his later films were less than Citizen Kane, but he always put his heart into his work and loved his fans. He told me that if even one person gets enjoyment of his work then he’s done his job. I wanted to personally thank you for the very nice way you remember him, if you ever met him you would know he was just a real sweet man.“
— John Agar American actor 1921 - 2002
John G. Agar III, [http://drgangrene.blogspot.com/2011/02/conversation-with-john-agar-iii.html A Conversation with John Agar III
„He taught me there's a place on a man's back where, if you sink a blade in, you can pierce his heart and sever his spine, all at once,' Sebastian had said. 'I guess we got the same birthday present that year, big brother,' Jace thought. 'Didn't we?“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Glass
Fonte: City of Glass
„Johnny goes to modeling class in his school for special children and he gets his piece of putty and he's modeling it. He takes a little lump of putty and goes to a corner of the room and he's playing with it. The teacher comes up to him and says, "Hi, Johnny." And Johnny says, "Hi." And the teacher says, "What's that you've got in your hand?" And Johnny says, "This is a lump of cow dung." The teacher asks, "What are you making out of it?" He says, "I'm making a teacher."
The teacher thought, "Little Johnny has regressed." So she calls out to the principal, who was passing by the door at that moment, and says, "Johnny has regressed."
So the principal goes up to Johnny and says, "Hi, son." And Johnny says, "Hi." And the principal says, "What do you have in your hand?" And he says, "A lump of cow dung." "What are you making out of it?" And he says, "A principal."
The principal thinks that this is a case for the school psychologist. "Send for the psychologist!"
The psychologist is a clever guy. He goes up and says, "Hi." And Johnny says, "Hi." And the psychologist says, "I know what you've got in your hand." "What?" "A lump cow dung." Johnny says, "Right." "And I know what you're making out of it." "What?" "You're making a psychologist."“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
"Wrong. Not enough cow dung!"
Spirituality Course", p. 13
„D'you think he would have thought ahead like that?" said Henry.
"Assuredly," said Will. "The man's a strategist." He tapped his temple. "Like me.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Prince
Fonte: Clockwork Prince
„What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened…. Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out!… The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town…. People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. If a man feels kindly and obliging, his neighbors will feel that way, too, before long. But if he scolds and scowls and criticizes — his neighbors will return scowl for scowl, and add interest!… When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good — you will get that…. Tell your son Tom you KNOW he'll be glad to fill that woodbox — then watch him start, alert and interested!“
— Eleanor H. Porter American novelist 1868 - 1920
Works, Pollyanna (1913)
„Oh, yes, he thinks a lot of you. I remember his very words. 'Mr Wooster, miss' he said 'is, perhaps, mentally somewhat negligible but he has a heart of gold“
— P.G. Wodehouse, livro Thank You, Jeeves
Thank You, Jeeves (1934)
— James Joyce, livro Retrato do Artista quando Jovem
Fonte: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
„"But she's too big!" the anguished man said, still glaring at Vivian. "This girl is not the right size!"
"She was six when she went away, Father," Jonathan said. He did not seem in the least alarmed. "That was nearly six years ago. Think how much I've changed since then."
"So you have," said this alarming man, turning his glare on Jonathan as if he did not think the change was for the better. "I see," he said. "She grew."“
— Diana Wynne Jones, livro A Tale of Time City
Fonte: A Tale of Time City (1987), p. 45.