„I said I would be part of the solution in Jefferson City, not part of the problem. And I said I’d take on the culture of corruption, I think this shows that we’re serious about it. This is the first thing I’ve done in this office.“
„I think that the task of philosophy is not to provide answers, but to show how the way we perceive a problem can be itself part of a problem.“
— Slavoj Žižek Slovene philosopher 1949
Lecture "Year of Distraction" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChWXYNxUFdc,at 1:07.
„I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking
Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things I should've given,
But I didn't.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„For my own part, as I once said, I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
" On the Pleasure of Hating http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/Hating.htm" (c. 1826)
„We know that as soon as our competition is done there’s another Canadian taking their place at the starting line or waiting to race. I think that’s what’s so powerful is that we’re just part of something bigger than us.“
— Tessa Virtue Canadian ice dancer 1989
Tessa Virtue, Interview with Kristina Rutherford for Sportsnet.ca (January 2018)
— Eldridge Cleaver American activist 1935 - 1998
„I swore I'd be done, and that would be the end of it. And now I am. There isn't a single place left on-world that isn't part of the Bitchun Society. There isn't a single thing left that I want any part of.“
— Cory Doctorow Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author 1971
„I am certain that a solution of the general problem of peace must rest on broad and basic understanding on the part of its peoples.“
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
Context: I am certain that a solution of the general problem of peace must rest on broad and basic understanding on the part of its peoples. Great single endeavors like a League of Nations, a United Nations, and undertakings of that character, are of great importance and in fact absolutely necessary, but they must be treated as steps toward the desired end.
„I think I have spoken enough to you about serious things; which is why I speak [now] of something to which I attribute great value, still too little appreciated — gaiety. It is gaiety, basically, that allows us to have no fear before the problems of life and to find a natural solution to them.“
— Sophie Taeuber-Arp Swiss artist 1889 - 1943
In a letter of Taeuber-Arp, 1937, to a goddaughter on the occasion of her confirmation; as quoted in Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Carolyn Lanchner; https://www.moma.org/d/c/exhibition_catalogues/W1siZiIsIjMwMDA2MjY2MCJdLFsicCIsImVuY292ZXIiLCJ3d3cubW9tYS5vcmcvY2FsZW5kYXIvZXhoaWJpdGlvbnMvMjI2MSIsImh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm1vbWEub3JnL2NhbGVuZGFyL2V4aGliaXRpb25zLzIyNjE%2FbG9jYWxlPWVuIiwiaSJdXQ.pdf?sha=73a64e585a97e2b9 Museum of Modern Art, 1981, p. 18 ISBN 0870705989
„Chesterton and Tolkien and Lewis were, as I’ve said, not the only writers I read between the ages of six and thirteen, but they were the authors I read over and over again; each of them played a part in building me. Without them, I cannot imagine that I would have become a writer, and certainly not a writer of fantastic fiction. I would not have understood that the best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not imagined the truth coming, nor that the majesty and the magic of belief and dreams could be a vital part of life and of writing.
And without those three writers, I would not be here today. And nor, of course, would any of you. I thank you.“
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
"Mythcon 35 Guest of Honor Speech", in Mythprint (October 2004)
„I think I’ve always thought of culture as DNA. I don’t know a lot about genetics, but I understand some of it and I think that what you really want are the genes that are positive to hyper-express themselves in culture.“
— Marissa Mayer American business executive and engineer, former ceo of Yahoo! 1975