— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
„I, for my own part, had much rather people should say of me that there neither is nor ever was such a man as Plutarch, than that they should say, "Plutarch is an unsteady, fickle, froward, vindictive, and touchy fellow."“
„What he dreads is that, during a lull in the conversation, someone will come up with what he calls The Question—“What led you, Mrs. Costello, to become a vegetarian?”—and that she will then get on her high horse and produce what he and Norma call The Plutarch Response. … The response in question comes from Plutarch's moral essays. His mother has it by heart; he can reproduce it only imperfectly. “You ask me why I refuse to eat flesh. I, for my part, am astonished that you can put in your mouth the corpse of a dead animal, am astonished that you do not find it nasty to chew hacked flesh and swallow the juices of death-wounds.” Plutarch is a real conversation-stopper: it is the word juices that does it. Producing Plutarch is like throwing down a gauntlet; after that, there is no knowing what will happen.“
— J.M. Coetzee South African writer 1940
„p>I had a dream I had an awesome dream:
People in the park playing games in the dark.
And what they played was a masquerade.
And from behind of walls of doubt a voice was crying out.Say you, say me.
Say it for always, that's the way it should be.
Say you, say me.
Say it together, naturally.</p“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Say You, Say Me.
„Nature is supposed to become greater to me than people. It ought to speak louder from me. I should feel small in the face of nature's enormity. That is the way Mackensen [her teacher, painter in Worpswede] thinks it should be. That is the alpha and omega of all critique. What I should learn, he says, is a more devout representation of nature. It seems that I let my own insignificant person step to the forefront too much.“
— Paula Modersohn-Becker German artist 1876 - 1907
excerpt of her Journal, Worpswede 1897; as quoted in Voicing our visions, – Writings by women artists; ed. Mara R. Witzling, Universe New York, 1991, p. 194
„It is God’s will that I see myself as much bound to Him in love as if He had done for me all that He hath done; and thus should every soul think inwardly of its Lover. That is to say, the Charity of God maketh in us such a unity that, when it is truly seen, no man can part himself from other.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
Context: Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action.
„People come up to me and say "Steve, what is film editing?" And I say "How should I know? You're the director."“
— Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945
Introducing the film editing award at the Oscars.
„A banker need not be popular; indeed a good banker in a healthy capitalist society should probably be much disliked. People do not wish to trust their money to a hail-fellow-well-met but to a misanthrope who can say no.“
— John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
Chapter VI https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25728842M/The_Great_Crash_1929, Things Become More Serious, Section IV, p 115
„People say you should give until it hurts. I say you should give until it stops hurting. Know what I mean?“
— Elizabeth Berg, Dream When You're Feeling Blue
„If people want to eat meat, they should kill the animals for themselves... Nor should they say that if they did not do it the slaughter would still go on.. Every person who eats meat takes a share in that degradation of his fellow-men; on him and on her personally lies the share, and personally lies the responsibility.“
— Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933
Annie Besant, Vegetarianism in the Light of Theosophy, 1913, P. 18-20
„If I have done anything for the colored people, it is in a great measure due to my having had the good-fortune, when I escaped from slavery, to become acquainted with William Lloyd Garrison, and with Wendell Phillips, and with our friend Oliver Johnson, and with Dr. Bowditch. The home of Dr. Bowditch, I may say, gave me the first shelter I received in this city. I have often been asked where I got my education. I have answered, from the Massachusetts Abolition University, Mr. Garrison, president... I meet with colored men on all sides smoking and sometimes drinking. That is not the way to rise in the world. For my own part, I neither smoke, nor chew tobacco nor take snuff, nor drink whiskey; and I should be delighted if I could make the same statement with regard to my whole people.“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
Speech at the Wendell Phillips Club http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-nations-problem/ (11 September 1886).
— Chetan Bhagat Indian author, born 1974 1974
ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 1 page 22
„Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are. People talk to me about my choices. I don't make choices, hardly. Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something. What's the choice? Somebody will say, 'Don't do that part, you don't need to do that part.' And I'll say, 'Why not? What am I going to do? Sit around the house? I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun.“
— Christopher Walken American actor 1943
William Leith (January 25, 2003) "Dancing in the Dark: He was a baby when he got his first showbiz break in the 1940s, and then firmly schooled in the song-and-dance tradition. So how did Christopher Walken end up as a master of evil?", The Guardian.
„A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people's weaknesses rather than on their strengths.“
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005