„If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?“

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—  Edsger W. Dijkstra Dutch computer scientist 1930 - 2002

Dijkstra (1970) " Notes On Structured Programming http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd02xx/EWD249.PDF" (EWD249), Section 3 ("On The Reliability of Mechanisms"), p. 5.
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—  Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930 - 2018

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„Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box“

—  Twyla Tharp American choreographer 1941

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„I didn't come out of a cereal box.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„He took the Who’s feast, he took the Who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„[On boxing] [For] The Chicago Code, I did some boxing. It makes you stand differently when you know you can punch someone out.“

—  Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963

Interview in Windy City Pride (4 February 2011) http://www.citysbest.com/chicago/news/2011/02/04/jennifer-beals-talks-chicago-code-windy-city-pride.

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—  Idi Amin third president of Uganda 1925 - 2003

Interview, African summit talks, Angola, January 1976. Reported p.A8, Palm Beach Post, January 12, 1976.

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„Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

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„The quantum revolution showed us why the old picture of a vacuum as an empty box was untenable.“

—  John D. Barrow British scientist 1952

...Gradually, this exotic new picture of quantum nothingness succumbed to experimental exploration... in the form of vacuum tubes, light bulbs and X-rays. Now the 'empty' space itself started to be probed. ...There was always something left: a vacuum energy that permeated every fibre of the Universe.
Fonte: The Book of Nothing (2009), chapter nought "Nothingology—Flying to Nowhere"

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—  Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer 1967

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