„You want dry, yeastless factuality.“

—  Yann Martel, livro Life of Pi, Life of Pi (2001), Context: I know what you want. You want a story that won't surprise you. That will confirm what you already know. That won't make you see higher or further or differently. You want a flat story. An immobile story. You want dry, yeastless factuality. Chapter 99, p. 336

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„Vocations drying up, nobody wants to be selfless any more, everybody wants their fun.“

—  John Updike, livro Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest (1990), Context: Now nuns have blended into everybody else or else faded away. Vocations drying up, nobody wants to be selfless any more, everybody wants their fun. No more nuns, no more rabbis. No more good people, waiting to have their fun in the afterlife. The thing about the afterlife, it kept this life within bounds somehow, like the Russians. Now there's just Japan, and technology, and the profit motive, and getting all you can while you can.

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„"Linux is a leprosy; …" This statement is not grammatically or factually correct.“

—  Andrew S. Tanenbaum Dutch computer scientist 1944
The "Linux is Obsolete" Debate, Rebuttal to Ken Brown http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/brown/rebuttal/.

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„Just because you read it in a magazine,
Or see it on a TV screen
Don't make it factual.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995), Tabloid Junkie

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„I am also for attente, for wanting to see results; for not letting down our guard; for keeping our powder dry.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Leader of the Opposition, Context: I am all for the spirit behind this, for easier contacts and the freer movement of people. I am for détente—who is not? I am also for attente, for wanting to see results; for not letting down our guard; for keeping our powder dry. Let them show us that they will practise what they preach, about reducing the threat of war, about non-intervention in the internal affairs of other countries. Speech to Pilgrims of the United States (16 September 1975) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/102462 regarding the Soviet Union

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„I think I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to sound like a dry martini.“

—  Paul Desmond American jazz musician 1924 - 1977
Unsourced, About his distinctive light sound

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„Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.“

—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016
Misattributed, These words, which have been widely attributed to Scalia, do not appear in any of his writings or statements. http://www.snopes.com/scalia-death-penalty-quote He nonetheless remarked in Herrera v. Collins (1993, concurring) that state courts had no obligation to review a death sentence on factual innocence grounds, an opinion that he repeated in In re Davis (2009, dissenting).

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„But this ever broadening factual knowledge, which constitutes objective reality, need not be a desecration.“

—  Albert Hofmann Swiss chemist 1906 - 2008
LSD : My Problem Child (1980), Context: As a path to the perception of a deeper, comprehensive reality, in which the experiencing individual is also sheltered, meditation, in its different forms, occupies a prominent place today. The essential difference between meditation and prayer in the usual sense, which is based upon the duality of creator-creation, is that meditation aspires to the abolishment of the I-you-barrier by a fusing of object and subject, of sender and receiver, of objective reality and self. Objective reality, the world view produced by the spirit of scientific inquiry, is the myth of our time. It has replaced the ecclesiastical-Christian and mythical-Apollonian world view. But this ever broadening factual knowledge, which constitutes objective reality, need not be a desecration. On the contrary, if it only advances deep enough, it inevitably leads to the inexplicable, primal ground of the universe: the wonder, the mystery of the divine — in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula; in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people. Ch. 11 : LSD Experience and Reality

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„Every modern state is totalitarian. It recognizes no limit either factual or legal.“

—  Jacques Ellul French sociologist, technology critic, and Christian anarchist 1912 - 1994
The Ethics of Freedom (1973 - 1974), Context: Every modern state is totalitarian. It recognizes no limit either factual or legal. This is why I maintain that no state in the modern world is legitimate. No present-day authority can claim to be instructed by God, for all authority is set in the framework of a totalitarian state. This is why I decide for anarchy. p. 396

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„Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?“

—  Robert Benchley American comedian 1889 - 1945
Spoken to Ginger Rogers in the film, The Major and the Minor (1942)

„Dry sun, dry wind;
Safe bind, safe find.“

—  Thomas Tusser English poet 1524 - 1580
Washing, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Than catch and hold while I may, fast binde, fast finde", John Heywood, Proverbes, Part I, Chapter III; "Fast bind, fast find; A proverb never stale in thrifty mind", William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, act ii. sc. 5.

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„You laughed for the marrow in their bones that was not yet ready for laughter;
And you wept for their eyes that yet were dry.“

—  Khalil Gibran, livro Jesus, The Son of Man
Jesus, The Son of Man (1928), Context: You laughed for the marrow in their bones that was not yet ready for laughter; And you wept for their eyes that yet were dry. Your voice fathered their thoughts and their understanding. Your voice mothered their words and their breath. A Man From Lebanon: Nineteen Centuries Afterward

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