„Some assembly is always required.“
„This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Hush Don't Say Anything to God (1999), Context: This is a gathering of Lovers. In this gathering there is no high, no low, no smart, no ignorant, no special assembly, no grand discourse, no proper schooling required. There is no master, no disciple. This gathering is more like a drunken party, full of tricksters, fools, mad men and mad women. This is a gathering of Lovers.
„They won't be required to sacrifice anything in order to belong to your assembly. A religion that is all sweetness, but no light; all form, but no substance; all tradition, but no precept.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)
„The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.“
— Alexis De Tocqueville, livro Da Democracia na América
Democracy in America, Volume II (1840), Book One, Book One, Chapter XXI.
„A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.“
— Edgar Degas French artist 1834 - 1917
quotes, undated, quote from Georges Jeanniot, in Souvenirs sur Degas (Memories of Degas, 1933)
„The Gramams are presided over by six Smarthas, who are presidents of the assemblies at which caste offences are tried. Such assemblies in former times required the sanction of the ruling chieftain, who, on representation made that a caste offence had been committed, issued orders to the local Smartha to hold an enquiry.“
— William Logan (author), livro Malabar Manual
Malabar Manual (1887), Malabar Manual, Page 121 https://archive.org/details/MalabarLogan/page/n133
„Although he had a top position in the Islamic Republic as the head of the Leadership Assembly of Experts, he always lived a humble life.“
— Ali Meshkini Iranian ayatollah 1922 - 2007
Imam Khamenei, IR Leader expresses condolences on Meshkini demise, The Office of the Supreme Leader, 31/07/2007, 2007-08-06 http://www.leader.ir/langs/EN/index.php?p=news&id=3586,
— Dennis M. Ritchie American computer scientist 1941 - 2011
Quoted in Cade Metz, "Dennis Ritchie: The Shoulders Steve Jobs Stood On", http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/thedennisritchieeffect/ Wired, 13 October 2011.
„When some French were assembling an encyclopedia of paranormal experiences, they decided to leave déjà vu out, because it was so common it could not be considered paranormal.“
— Kim Stanley Robinson, livro Galileo's Dream
Galileo's Dream (2009), Ch. 13, p. 284
„I have always had a special regard for the General Assembly and its members. This is the place - and you are the people - that do so much to give expression to the heart of Scotland.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Scotland in the World Forum (February 4, 2008), Church of Scotland (May 25, 2009)
„Family occasions have always given Janice some pain, assembling like a grim jury these people to whom we owe something, first our parents and elders and then our children and their children. One of the things she and Harry secretly had in common, beneath all their troubles, was dislike of all that, these expected ceremonies.“
— John Updike, livro Rabbit Remembered
Rabbit Remembered (2000)
„Psychological or spiritual development always requires a greater capacity for anxiety and ambiguity.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961