„[on his newest iPhone] I'm scrolling and scrolling and I’m, like, 'I have to stop,' but I can’t, so I delete the app from my phone. And download it again the next day or whatever.“
„I'm actually going on holiday to India next month, and I wanted to know what the weather was gonna be like there, so I phoned my bank.“
— Shappi Khorsandi Iranian born comedian 1973
Live at the Apollo (Series 4 Episode 2, December 2008)
„It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.“
— William Ernest Henley, livro Invictus
Invictus (1875), This may have inspired later lines of "A Challenge" from "Quatrains" by James Benjamin Kenyon, published in An American Anthology, 1787-1900 (1901) edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman: Arise, O Soul, and gird thee up anew, Though the black camel Death kneel at thy gate; No beggar thou that thou for alms shouldst sue: Be the proud captain still of thine own fate.
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
„Nobody can deny that Apple is fashionable, and most iPhone users buy the newest so they can be fashionable. To do this right, Apple needs a new phone every quarter.“
— John C. Dvorak US journalist and radio broadcaster 1952
2010s, Giddyup, Apple! http://pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406546,00.asp in PC Magazine (29 June 2012)
„I saw the lightning's gleaming rod
Reach forth and write on heaven's scroll
The awful autograph of God!“
— Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
Shadows of Shasta (1881), Context: Where storm-born shadows hide and hunt I knew thee, in thy glorious youth, And loved thy vast face, white as truth; I stood where thunderbolts were wont To smite thy Titan-fashioned front, And heard dark mountains rock and roll; I saw the lightning's gleaming rod Reach forth and write on heaven's scroll The awful autograph of God! Epigraph, Ch. 1 : Mount Shasta; this appears as "To Mount Shasta" in In Classic Shades, and Other Poems (1890), p. 126 Variant: I saw the lightning's gleaming rod Reach forth and write upon the sky The awful autograph of God. This variant was cited as being in The Ship in the Desert in the 10th edition of Familiar Quotations (1919) by John Bartlett, but this appears to be an incorrect citation of a misquotation first found in The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (1910), edited by Elizabeth Bislande, p. 161.
„Action alone is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goals, into a living force.“
— Og Mandino, livro O Maior Vendedor do Mundo
The Greatest Salesman in the World (1968), Context: I will act now. Never has there been a map, however carefully executed to detail and scale, which carried its owner over even one inch of ground. Never has there been a parchment of law, however fair, which prevented one crime. Never has there been a scroll, even such as the one I hold, which earned so much as a penny or produced a single word of acclamation. Action alone is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goals, into a living force. Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success. I will act now. Ch. 16 : The Scroll Marked IX, p. 93.
„So was their meaning to her words. No sword
Of wrath her right arm whirl'd,
But one poor poet's scroll, and with his word
She shook the world.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lady Clara Vere de Vere
The Poet (1830), Context: There was no blood upon her maiden robes Sunn'd by those orient skies; But round about the circles of the globes Of her keen And in her raiment's hem was traced in flame WISDOM, a name to shake All evil dreams of power — a sacred name. And when she spake, Her words did gather thunder as they ran, And as the lightning to the thunder Which follows it, riving the spirit of man, Making earth wonder, So was their meaning to her words. No sword Of wrath her right arm whirl'd, But one poor poet's scroll, and with his word She shook the world.
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823), No. 53
„I dare aver
He is a brave discoverer
Of climes his elders do not know.
He has more learning than appears
On the scroll of twice three thousand years.“
— Edmund Clarence Stedman American poet, critic, and essayist 1833 - 1908
„I don’t want to start thinking again. Not like I have this last week. I can’t think again. Not ever again.“
— Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„I'm in control of my life, not anyone in Hollywood. I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away. I wasn't going to have fun doing a teen movie again. I don't want to do this for the rest of my life. I don't. I don't even want to spend the rest of my youth doing this in this industry. There's so much more I want to discover.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
As quoted in an interview in Vanity Fair (August 2000).
„I sent an email to my loved one, just the other day, it’s sad communication has evolved this way. We use so many words but have so little to relay, as angels scribble down every letter that we say. All the viral attachments sent and passionate insults we vent, it’s easy to be arrogant behind user passwords we invent. But on the day the scrolls are laid, with every word and deed displayed, when we read our accounts, I know, for one, I’ll be afraid.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
The Prophet's Hands (2003), "Afraid To Read"