„The city overwhelmed our expectations.“
„This world, this human earth, this dirty spot within heavenly sphere, is is overwhelmed by all the bloodshed and pollutions of men, their stinking lusts, their cities a-drip with oil, their battlefields with carrion.“
— John C. Wright American novelist and technical writer 1961
Chapter 8, “Pallid Hounds A-Hunting” Section 1 (p. 109)
„Being born in New York City, tends to lead to big expectations, expectations that I only started to realize after I had left.“
— Joseph Pisani American artist and photographer 1971
Television Interview, Aeschbacher April 4, 2008, Swiss Television SF1
„It is unacceptable that eight of the ten areas in the UK with the lowest life expectancy are in remains higher than in some areas of the largest city in Scotland.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
„That power of the Gods which orders for the good things which are not uniform, and which happen contrary to expectation, is commonly called Fortune, and it is for this reason that the Goddess is especially worshipped in public by cities; for every city consists of elements which are not uniform.“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
IX. On Providence, Fate, and Fortune.
„Europe becomes more and more a province of Islam, a colony of Islam. And Italy is an outpost of that province, a stronghold of that colony... In each of our cities lies a second city: a Muslim city, a city run by the Quran. A stage in the Islamic expansionism.“
— Oriana Fallaci Italian writer 1929 - 2006
The Force of Reason (2004). Editor Random House Incorporated, 2006. , 9780847827534. p. 34.
„If we choose, we can use genetic engineering to alter the character of our offspring.... the motivation to do this will eventually become overwhelming.“
— J. Doyne Farmer American physicist and entrepreneur (b.1952) 1952
„In this supremacy of tragedy, we find it only in our hearts, to wish that God's curse may overwhelm the treacherous...“
— Robert Erskine Childers Irish nationalist and author 1870 - 1922
Speaking in elegy regarding the recent death of Michael Collins. From " Poblacht na-Eireann (War News ) No. 47 " Thursday 24 August 1922.
— Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933
Quoted in Observer (London, June 12, 1977).
„You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.“
— William Jennings Bryan United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (1954)
„.. [the walls in the city] witnessed the martyrdom and the inhumane repression inflicted on our people.“
— Antoni Tàpies Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist 1923 - 2012
In a 1969 essay of Tàpies; as quoted in 'Marble Dust & More, in Miami's Antoni Tàpies Exhibit' by Elisa Turner, at 'Hamptons Art Hub – Art unrestricted', March 18, 2015
— Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Mansfield Park (1814)