— Carlos Menem Argentine politician who was President of Argentina from 1989 to 1999 1930
„Everything that's working, we're going to make it better, everything that's not working we're going to try and fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we're going to away with.“
„We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything.“
— Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957
Context: I am a reasonably emotional person, and I see no reason why that's incompatible with being a scientist. Even if we learn about how everything works, that doesn't mean anything at all. You can reduce how an impala leaps to a bunch of biomechanical equations. You can turn Bach into contrapuntal equations, and that doesn't reduce in the slightest our capacity to be moved by a gazelle leaping or Bach thundering. There is no reason to be less moved by nature around us simply because it's revealed to have more layers of complexity than we first observed. The more important reason why people shouldn't be afraid is, we're never going to inadvertently go and explain everything. We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything. When you study science, and especially these realms of the biology of what makes us human, what's clear is that every time you find out something, that brings up ten new questions, and half of those are better questions than you started with.
„We're all looking for a plan that will work. The current plan is not working, and 21,500 additional troops -- it's a snowball in July. It's not going to work.“
— Arlen Specter American politician; former United States Senator from Pennsylvania 1930 - 2012
In a hearing on Congress's War Powers; reported in " Senate Republicans divided in dissent on Iraq http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16877327/", NBC News (January 30, 2007)/
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
Context: I think it's absolutely touch-and-go whether we're going to make it. But the point is, for me to tell you that you have an option is not to be optimistic... Time and again, of course I am running into millions who don't know we have the option, because it's invisible, and I feel I have tremendous responsibility. So when people ask me to come and talk to them, I do my best to let them know they do have the option. Of course they're pessimistic, not knowing that.
„Not only are we going to New Hampshire. We're going to South Carolina and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York. And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D. C. to take back the White House. Yeah!“
— Howard Dean American political activist 1948
Said excitedly during the Iowa Caucus on January 19, 2004
„That's the magic of this band: shooting from the hip. The lights have to follow our cues, because we're not going to follow their cues. We're not going to stick to a song the way it's supposed to be. Everything is up to us. That's music to me. That's American music. We're an American band.“
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
Dave Matthews, Rolling Stone interview "The Boys of Summer" (June 16, 2005). Eliscu, Jenny (2005). "The Boys of Summer" http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/davematthewsband/articles/story/7371942/the_boys_of_summer Rolling Stone (accessed June 19. 2006)
„I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better.“
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Context: I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better. I fully expected that by the time I was twenty-one, some scientist, maybe my brother, would have taken a color photograph of God Almighty — and sold it to Popular Mechanics magazine. Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.
„The sails are unfurled
And the anchor's away going home...
She heels to the breeze as she gathers her way,
And we're bound to the old country.
Then away, love, away, going home!
We're homeward bound this very day,
And we're bound to the old country...“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„I hear there's rumors on the internets [pause] that we're going to have a draft. We're not going to have a draft, period.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2nd Presidential Debate, October 8, 2004 http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004c.html
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931
Volume 2, Ch. 2
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
„We're in a state of conflict with the Government. Either we are going to jail or we're going to win.“
— Barrett Brown American journalist, essayist and satirist 1981
The Australian, "Hackers poised for further releases" http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/anonymous-hackers/story-e6frg6so-1226231714054, 28 December 2011.