„The members of our secret service have apparently spent so much time under the bed looking for communists that they haven't had the time to look in the bed.“
— Michael Foot British politician 1913 - 2010
on the Profumo Scandal, 1963
— Devendra Banhart American folk singer 1981
„I see again what I thought I saw the first time, when I sent forth the little book that was compared to and in fact could best be compared to “a humble little flower under the cover of the great forest”“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Preface Three Discourses at Friday Communion November 14, 1849 Hong translation 1997 P. 111 (From Without Authority)
„The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.“
— Eric Berne Canadian psychiatrist 1910 - 1970
Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relations (1964)
— Maxine Waters U.S. Representative from California 1938
Remarks about the police beating of Donovan Chavis, quoted in CNN.com (10 July 2002) " FBI probing videotaped beating http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/07/09/police.beating/index.html"
„Do you know what I think of history? … For a while I thought history was something that bitter old men wrote. But Jack loved history so... No one'll ever know everything about Jack. But … history made Jack what he was … this lonely, little sick boy … scarlet fever … this little boy sick so much of the time, reading in bed, reading history … reading the Knights of the Round Table … and he just liked that last song.
Then I thought, for Jack history was full of heroes. And if it made him this way, if it made him see the heroes, maybe other little boys will see. Men are such a combination of good and bad … He was such a simple man. But he was so complex, too. Jack had this hero idea of history, the idealistic view, but then he had that other side, the pragmatic side... his friends were all his old friends; he loved his Irish Mafia.“
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
„Why did the little girls grow crippled
While the little boys grow strong
The boys allowed to come of age
The girls just came along
The girls were told sing harmonies
The boys could all sing songs
That's why little girls grew crippled
While little boys grew strong.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Why Do Little Girls?
„Three merry boys, and three merry boys,
And three merry boys are we.
As ever did sing in a hempen string
Under the gallows tree.“
— John Fletcher English Jacobean playwright 1579 - 1625
Act III, scene iii. Compare: "Three merry men be we", George Peele, Old Wives' Tale, 1595. John Webster (quoted), Westward Hoe, 1607.
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
„The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.“
— Eugene Field American writer 1850 - 1895
Little Boy Blue http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literature/eugenefield/poems/poemsofchildhood/littleboyblue.html, st. 1