„It is the oldest flag in the world, the original one, you might say. We are now, in an original condition again, you might say.“
The Wild Flag (1943)
Contexto: I don't see how a strong foreign policy can be built around a wild flag which is the same for everybody,' complained the Latvian.
'It can't be,' said the Chinese. 'That is one of the virtues of my little flag. I should remind you that the flag was once yours, too. It is the oldest flag in the world, the original one, you might say. We are now, in an original condition again, you might say. There are very few of us.'
The German delegate arose stiffly. 'I would be a poor man indeed,' he said, 'did I not feel that I belonged to the master race. And for that I need a special flag, natürlich.'
'At the moment,' replied the Chinaman, 'the master race, like so many other races, is suffering from the handicap of being virtually extinct. There are fewer than two hundred people left in the entire world, and we suffer from a multiplicity of banner.
„Our generation faces only one danger, that we might say to ourselves this is not our problem, and that we will pass it off to the distant future. That we might shrug and say to ourselves that a thousand years is a long time. That we will become complacent and conclude that this problem will take care of itself.
But I say to you, we should take no satisfaction in the fact that we ourselves are in no physical danger. This is a hazard to our world, to everything we hope to pass on to future generations. And it is clear that we should act now, while we have the time.“
— Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935
Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, Omega (2003)
„We are, if territory and population be looked at together, one of the great countries of the world — a monster country, one might say“
— George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005
Around the Cragged Hill : A Personal and Political Philosophy (1994), p. 143
Contexto: We are, if territory and population be looked at together, one of the great countries of the world — a monster country, one might say, along with others such as China, India, the recent Soviet Union, and Brazil. And there is a real question as to whether "bigness" in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name.
„To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.“
— Pablo Casals Catalan cellist and conductor 1876 - 1973
— Sue Monk Kidd, livro The Secret Life of Bees
Fonte: The Secret Life of Bees
„Normality is what we might achieve, given who we are, what we are, the conditions and limitations of the world we work within.“
— Robert Fripp English guitarist, composer and record producer 1946
Quoted in Robert Fripp's Online Diary, Thursday, 4 June 2009
The Six Principles of the Performance Event
„Observers in earlier epochs might have found it equally preposterous to suppose that the world economy would one day be doubling several times within a single lifespan. Yet that is the extraordinary condition we now take to be ordinary.“
— Nick Bostrom, livro Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Fonte: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), Ch. 1
„The cosmology of the ancient world was telling you about the nature of life here and now. Genesis is not about the origins of life. There were many other creation stories current in Israel at that time and no one was required to believe in that one.“
— Karen Armstrong author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain 1944
Ode interview (2009)
„You might be able to give everybody unhindered, untested access to knowledge. Because the computer would do the day-to-day work — for which we once qualified the select few — in an educational system originally designed for a world where only the few could be taught.“
— James Burke (science historian) British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer 1936
The Day the Universe Changed (1985), 10 - Worlds Without End
„The translator translates a book for the ones who are not familiar with its language of origin. If someone can read it in the language of origin, he will not need to read its translation. So, when you translate, you first suppose that you translate it for someone who does not know its language and could not explore that world and that thought.“
— Media Kashigar Iranian translator, writer and poet 1956 - 2017
Fonte: The best critic of a translation is its second translation, Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, 2013 https://www.cgie.org.ir/fa/news/3001
„I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world.“
— George Foreman a retired American professional boxer, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur 1949
George works for a higher power. http://www.yeartosuccess.com/public/Inspiration_from_George_Foreman.html
„There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe…. The soul of the world is nourished by people's happiness.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista
The Old King, p. 22.
Fonte: The Alchemist (1988)
„Now the world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
Great Novelists and Their Novels (1948)
„It comes to me as a desire to have something in the world. And again to quote Blake, 'It is better to murder an infant in the cradle than to nurse an ungratified desire.'... You might say that a creative person is a person who simply has a desire to have something, to add something to the world that's not there yet, and goes about arranging fort that to happen.... when you desire a work of art and make it, you've added to the stock of art in the world. Artists are one of the people who can do that: add to the stock of things.“
— Carl Andre American artist 1935
Fonte: Artists talks 1969 – 1977, p. 15
„Princess Bibesco delighted in a semi-ideal world — a world which, though having a counterpart in her experience, was to a great extent brought into being by her own temperament and, one might say, flair.“
— Elizabeth Bibesco writer, actress; Romanian princess 1897 - 1945
„You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.“
— Andy Andrews author and corporate speaker 1959
Fonte: The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters