„Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.“

—  Terry Pratchett, livro Jingo
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Nature I loved; and next to Nature, Art.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.“

—  Walter Savage Landor British writer 1775 - 1864
I Strove with None (1853). The work is identified in Bartlett's Quotations, 10th edition (1919) as Dying Speech of an old Philosopher. Quoted in W. Somerset Maugham: The Razor's Edge, The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia, 1944, p. 161.

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„Standing outside the fire;
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Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing outside the fire.“

—  Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
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„He's a lovely guy, that Ricky Ponting. He likes the English so much he changed the series for them with the most stupid decision he'll ever make in his life.“

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„Life is fired at us point blank.“

—  José Ortega Y Gasset Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist 1883 - 1955
More context: "To live or to be alive or, what is the same thing, to be a man, does not admit of any preparations or preliminary experiments. Life is fired at us point blank. ... Where and when we are born, or happen to find ourselves after we were born, there and then, like it or not, we must sink or swim." Man and People [El hombre y la gente] (1957), p. 42, translated by Willard R. Trask. ISBN 0-393-00123-7

„A man spends the first year of his life learning that he ends at his own skin, and the rest of his life learning that he doesn't.“

—  Saul Gorn computer scientist 1912 - 1992
"The Individual and Political Life of Information Systems", in Heilprin, Markuson, and Goodman, ed., Proceedings of the Symposium on Education for Information Science, Warrenton, Virginia, September 7-10, 1965 (Washington, DC: Spartan Books, 1965)

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