— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.“
— Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932
Interview with Steve Croft, Infinity CBS Radio Connect (14 November 2002) https://web.archive.org/web/20031217182208/http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2002/t11152002_t1114rum.html
„The aim of art is to get us to dream, just like music, for it expresses a mood projected onto the canvas, which arouses identical sensations in the viewer.“
— Francis Picabia French painter and writer 1879 - 1953
two short quotes of Picabia, in 'A Paris painter', by Hapgood, published in 'The Globe and Commercial Advertiser', 20 Febr. 1913, p. 8
„The information age has off-loaded a great deal of work previously done by people we could call information specialists onto all of the rest of us.“
— Daniel Levitin, livro The Organized Mind
The Organized Mind (2014)
„Imagine who she would be if we unleashed her onto the world. I think she would rip the breath from all of us.“
— Melina Marchetta Australian teen writer 1965
Fonte: Froi of the Exiles
„They can't ignore us, and they can't put us down. Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn't know anything, and we would already be a fascist state.“
— Cindy Sheehan American antiwar activist 1957
media conference call http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/215159/cindy-sheenan-without-internet-u-s-would-be-fascist-state/byron-york, August 11, 2005.
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
„Our culture is like a garment that does not fit us, or in any case no longer fits us. This culture is like a dead language that no longer has anything in common with the language of the street. It is increasingly alien to our lives.“
— Jean Dubuffet, livro Prospectus et tous écrits suivants
Fonte: 1960-70's, Prospectus et tous écrits suivants, 1967, p. 94
— A.A. Milne, livro Winnie-the-Pooh
Variante: We can't all and some of us don't. That's all there is to it.
— Gabriel García Márquez, livro El amor en los tiempos del cólera
Fonte: Love in the Time of Cholera
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
— Bill Bryson, livro A Short History of Nearly Everything
Fonte: A Short History of Nearly Everything
— Georgy Zhukov Marshal of the Soviet Union 1896 - 1974
Quoted in "A History of the Modern Age" - Page 175 - by Albert Fried, Julian K. Prescott - United States - 1971
— Reed Noss 1952
[Toward a Pro‐Life Politics, Conservation Biology, 15, 4, August 2001, 827–828, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1523-1739.2001.015004827.x]
„I no longer feel I'll be dead by thirty; now it's sixty. I suppose these deadlines we set for ourselves are really a way of saying we appreciate time, and want to use all of it. I'm still writing, I'm still writing poetry, I still can't explain why, and I'm still running out of time.“
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
On Writing Poetry (1995)
Contexto: I no longer feel I'll be dead by thirty; now it's sixty. I suppose these deadlines we set for ourselves are really a way of saying we appreciate time, and want to use all of it. I'm still writing, I'm still writing poetry, I still can't explain why, and I'm still running out of time. Wordsworth was sort of right when he said, "Poets in their youth begin in gladness/ But thereof comes in the end despondency and madness." Except that sometimes poets skip the gladness and go straight to the despondency. Why is that? Part of it is the conditions under which poets work — giving all, receiving little in return from an age that by and large ignores them — and part of it is cultural expectation — "The lunatic, the lover and the poet," says Shakespeare, and notice which comes first. My own theory is that poetry is composed with the melancholy side of the brain, and that if you do nothing but, you may find yourself going slowly down a long dark tunnel with no exit. I have avoided this by being ambidextrous: I write novels too. But when I find myself writing poetry again, it always has the surprise of that first unexpected and anonymous gift.
„You can't know what it is like for us now--you will always be one step behind.
Be thankful for that.
You can't know what it was like for us then--you will always be one step ahead.
Be thankful for that, too.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Fonte: Two Boys Kissing
„There is evil! It's actual, like cement.
I can't believe it. I can't stand it.
Evil is not a view… it's an ingredient in us. In the world. Poured over us, filtering into our bodies, minds, hearts, into the pavement itself.“
— Philip K. Dick, livro The Man in the High Castle
Fonte: The Man in the High Castle
„You can't stop us on the road to freedom
You can't stop us 'cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor intent on chivalry.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, Tupelo Honey (1971)