„If a and b yield C, but C is not equal to a+b, then we have emergence.“

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Truth and Tension in Science and Religion

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American physicist 1932

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„1 + P(b, c) ≥ |P(a, b) - P(a, c)|“

—  John S. Bell Northern Irish physicist 1928 - 1990

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„As for the moral status of majority rule, it must be pointed out that it allows for A and B to band together to rip off C, C and A in turn joining to rip off B, and then B and C conspiring against A, and so on.“

—  Hans-Hermann Hoppe, livro Democracy: The God That Failed

Democracy - The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order (Transaction: 2001): 104.
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„What's plan b?'
'We all die now.'
'What's plan c?“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

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„::a b c d e f g h i“

—  Beth Anderson American neo-romantic composer 1950

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„Then Hamilcar … was drowned in 228 B. C. while crossing a stream with a herd of elephants.“

—  Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949

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„Absoballylutely top hole, wot. A and B the C of D I'd say… Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.“

—  Brian Jacques British fiction writer known for Redwall animal fantasy novels 1939 - 2011

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„When either sex suppresses the expression of feelings, it’s almost always b/c they don’t feel there is a safe environment to express them.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Fonte: Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000), p. 16.

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„In physics we have outgrown archer and apple-pie definitions of the fundamental symbols. To a request to explain what an electron really is supposed to be we can only answer, "It is part of the A B C of physics."“

—  Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944

The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we have removed the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is one of the greatest of our illusions. Later perhaps we may inquire whether in our zeal to cut out all that is unreal we may not have used the knife too ruthlessly. Perhaps, indeed, reality is a child which cannot survive without its nurse illusion. But if so, that is of little concern to the scientist, who has good and sufficient reasons for pursuing his investigations in the world of shadows and is content to leave to the philosopher the determination of its exact status in regard to reality. In the world of physics we watch a shadowgraph performance of the drama of familiar life. The shadow of my elbow rests on the shadow table as the shadow ink flows over the shadow paper. It is all symbolic, and as a symbol the physicist leaves it. Then comes the alchemist Mind who transmutes the symbols. The sparsely spread nuclei of electric force become a tangible solid; their restless agitation becomes the warmth of summer; the octave of aethereal vibrations becomes a gorgeous rainbow. Nor does the alchemy stop here. In the transmuted world new significances arise which are scarcely to be traced in the world of symbols; so that it becomes a world of beauty and purpose — and, alas, suffering and evil.
The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.

The Nature of the Physical World (1928)

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„What is to prevent one from telling truth as he laughs, even as teachers sometimes give cookies to children to coax them into learning their A B C?“

—  Horace, livro Satires

Book I, satire i, line 24
Satires (c. 35 BC and 30 BC)
Original: (la) Quamquam ridentem dicere verum quid vetat? ut pueris olim dant crustula blandi doctores, elementa velint ut discere prima.

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„Man (in B major) asks: When? When? Nature, (in C Major) answers from the depths Never, never, never will the weather improve.“

—  Richard Strauss German composer and orchestra director 1864 - 1949

Whilst composing Also Sprach Zarthustra, Strauss made this joke about the Bavaria weather to his friend, the conductor Max von Schillings. Quoted in Kurt Wilhelm, Richard Strauss - an intimate portrait, page 73.
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„Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C. B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special.“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965


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„George Bernard Shaw is said to have told W. S. C.:
Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend—if you have one.
W. S. C. to G. B. S.:
Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend the second—if there is one.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Version given in Irrepressible Churchill: A Treasury of Winston Churchill’s Wit by Kay Halle, 1966
Apocryphal, originally featured Noël Coward and Randolph Churchill (Winston’s son); attested 1946 (columnist Walter Winchell, attributed to anonymous United Press journalist in London). Originally only featured first half about lack of friend; second half (retort about lack of second performance) attested 1948, as was replacement of personages by George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill. Specific plays added in later variants, ranging from Man and Superman (1903) to Saint Joan (1923), and appeared in biographies and quote collections from the 1960s.
The quote is presumably apocryphal due to earliest attestations being too different, less famous personages (easily replaced by more famous ones), the quotation becoming more elaborate in later versions, the 20+ year gap between putative utterance and first attestation, and the approximately 50 year gap between putative utterance and appearance in reference works, all as undocumented hearsay.
Detailed discussion at “ Here are Two Tickets for the Opening of My Play. Bring a Friend—If You Have One http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/03/25/two-tickets-shaw/”, Garson O’Toole, Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/, March 25, 2012.

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