„Young man, the conversation was between Lord Trask and myself. And when someone says something you don't understand, don't tell him he's crazy. Ask him what he means. What DO you mean Lord Trask?“

—  H. Beam Piper, Captain Otto Harkaman in Space Viking (1962-1963)
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H. Beam Piper
1904 - 1964

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„What did you expect? I don't know why we're so surprised. When you put your foot on a man's neck and hold him down for three hundred years, and then you let him up, what's he going to do? He's going to knock your block off.“

—  Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
Regarding rioting (1968), as quoted in Judgment days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America (2005), by Nick Kotz, Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p. 417.

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„What a man really says when he says that someone else can be persuaded by force, is that he himself is incapable of more rational means of communication.“

—  Norman Cousins American journalist 1915 - 1990
Quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter.

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