— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
„As I think back, I ask myself, again and again: was there an alternative to the indiscriminate , brutal, basically unplanned rush forward of the Five-Year Plan? I wish I could say there was, but I cannot. I cannot find a answer.“
— Eric Hobsbawm, Context: As I think back, I ask myself, again and again: was there an alternative to the indiscriminate, brutal, basically unplanned rush forward of the Five-Year Plan? I wish I could say there was, but I cannot. I cannot find a answer. Chapter Sixteen, End of Socialism
„There's no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„What is there to say? They are my friends. I would do it again, over and over — for I hate cruelty and intolerance.“
— Oskar Schindler German industrialist and Holocaust rescuer 1908 - 1974
Remark in 1972, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow.
„At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists.“
— John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015
Context: At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the cosmos.
„When I once called myself a “Sunday painter” dabbling in stochastic finance, that was not meant to belittle finance theory as a branch of serious economic theory. Such a peculiar view was expressed again and again by the late Milton Friedman, a dizzy view that I still find incomprehensible.“
— Paul A. Samuelson American economist 1915 - 2009
„I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again.“
— Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
— Parmenides ancient Greek philosopher -501 - -450 a.C.
Frag. B 5, quoted by Proclus, Commentary on the Parmenides, 708
— Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956
Dan Weber (October 30, 1997) "Life Is Still Good For Coach Larry", Post-Tribune, p. C1.
„I do nobody harm, I say none harm, I think none harm, but wish everybody good. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith, I long not to live.“
— Thomas More English Renaissance humanist 1478 - 1535
Thomas More's Account, in a letter to his daughter Margaret Roper, of his Second Interrogation
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008