„The floors are of marble or mosaic or are covered with hundreds of thousands of yards of carpets. The lifts are almost without number...“

The Romance of Commerce (1918), A Representative Business of the Twentieth Century

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—  Gaio Valerio Catullo, list of poems by Catullus

V, lines 8–7
Carmina
Original: (la) Da mi basia mille, deinde centum,
dein mille altera, dein secunda centum,
deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum.

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„To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten.“

—  Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980

Contexto: To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first "second" is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final "second" — the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete — is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you're made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what's happening.

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—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

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—  Tulsidas Hindu poet-saint 1532 - 1623

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„A thatched roof once covered free men; under marble and gold dwells slavery.“

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„Already madness lifts its wing
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