— Lindsey Davis English novelist 1949
„I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.“
„The creationist is a sham religious person who, curiously, has no true sense of religion. In the language of religion, it is the facts we observe in the world around us that must be seen to constitute the words of God. Documents, whether the Bible, Qur'an or those writings that held such force for Velikovsky, are only the words of men. To prefer the words of men to those of God is what one can mean by blasphemy. This, we think, is the instinctive point of view of most scientists who, curiously again, have a deeper understanding of the real nature of religion than have the many who delude themselves into a frenzied belief in the words, often the meaningless words, of men. Indeed, the lesser the meaning, the greater the frenzy, in something like inverse proportion.“
— Fred Hoyle British astronomer 1915 - 2001
Our Place in the Cosmos (1993), p. 14
„Some people never say those words "I love you".
It's not their style to be so bold.
Some people never say those words "I love you".
But like a child, they're longing to be told.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Something So Right
— Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949
Context: In other words, the real problem is not exterior. The real problem is interior. The real problem is how to get people to internally transform, from egocentric to sociocentric to worldcentric consciousness, which is the only stance that can grasp the global dimensions of the problem in the first place, and thus the only stance that can freely, even eagerly, embrace global solutions.
„Bernoulli's real contribution was to coin a word. The word has been translated into English as "utility". It describes this subjective value people place on money.“
— William Poundstone American writer 1955
Part Four, St. Petersburg Wager, Daniel Bernoulli, p. 184
„Listen to the words people say in their lyrics, and tell me, if that's some real shit, if that's real to you, you know what I mean. Listen to what they sayin', don't just bob your head to the beat, peep the game, and listen to what Im saying. Hold us accountable for it.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits. … The Jews have certain traits. The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish. … The Italians, of course, those people course don’t have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but... The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.“
— Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994
„I want people to know that I’m a real person, and that I’ve been through normal situations, like crushes and heartbreaks.“
— Ashley Tisdale American actress, singer 1985
"Ashley Tisdale talks about her debut album and her life" http://www.upstartmag.co.nz/Ashley_Tisdale_Interview_81.aspx. Upstar Magazine. Retrieved on November 21, 2008. On her debut album Headstrong. (2007)
— W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
„For you and for me, the category of the subject is a primary ‘obviousness’ (obviousnesses are always primary): it is clear that you and I are subjects (free, ethical, etc.). Like all obviousnesses, including those that make a word ‘name a thing’ or ‘have a meaning’ (therefore including the obviousness of the ‘transparency’ of language), the ‘obviousness’ that you and I are subjects – and that that does not cause any problems – is an ideological effect, the elementary ideological effect. It is indeed a peculiarity of ideology that it imposes (without appearing to do so, since these are ‘obviousnesses’) obviousnesses as obviousnesses.“
— Louis Althusser French political philosopher 1918 - 1990
„"I think that I say those things that make people so angry, not because I really mean them, but because I simply thought of a clever way to say them. It's a kind of art, to think of the perfect way to say an idea, and when you think of it then you have to say it, because words don't exist until you say them."
"A pretty feeble kind of art, Nyef, and I say you should give it up before it gets you killed."“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951