„the soul's certainty that the day will have to be not traversed but sort of climbed, vertically, and then that going to sleep again at the end of it will be like falling, again, off something tall and sheer.“
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Context: These worst mornings with cold floors and hot windows and merciless light—the soul’s certainty that the day will have to be not traversed but sort of climbed, vertically, and then that going to sleep again at the end of it will be like falling, again, off something tall and sheer.
„[Looper's] sort of a down-to-earth Blade Runner: it feels real. It's that style of sci-fi that could actually exist in 30 years.“
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt American actor, director, producer, and writer 1981
Los Angeles Times http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/04/13/looper-trailer-joseph-gordon-levitt-completes-time-travel-circle/, 2012
„Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Context: Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles. As a result, Jeet Kune Do utilizes all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any techniques which serve its end. p. 12 <!-- Ohara Publications (July 1993) -->
„The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the single most valuable investment a writer can make with his time.“
— Raymond Chandler Novelist, screenwriter 1888 - 1959
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
Chapter 12 “P.R.S. Pathfinder”, p. 143
„Force can overcome force, but a free society cannot long steel itself to dominate another people by sheer force.“
— Dean Acheson Statesman and lawyer 1893 - 1971
„It is sheer dishonesty or naivete to suggest, as is being widely suggested these days, that Hinduism can admit of theocracy. That is a Muslim privilege which no one else can appropriate.“
— Girilal Jain Indian journalist 1924 - 1993
Page 105, The Hindu Phenomenon, .
— Sam Brown American diplomat 1943
The Washington Post (26 January 1977)
— Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845
Context: Forewarned, forearmed, is sheer nonsense. Who is so indefatigable a scribbler as your abundantly damned author? Which of our orators speak so long and so often as he whom nobody listens to? What actors are so constantly before the public as those whom the town will not go to see? Who so easy to deceive as the dupe who has been taken in all his days? The gamester is a legitimate child of that frail couple, Flesh and Blood; he loses a fourth of what he is worth at the first throw—esteems himself lucky if he loses less today than he did yesterday—goes on staking and forfeiting hour by hour—and parts with his last guinea by exactly the same turn of the dice which lost him his first. Experience leaves fools as foolish as ever. "That a Burnt Child often Dreads the Fire".