— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
„A convincing demonstration of correctness being impossible as long as the mechanism is regarded as a black box, our only hope lies in not regarding the mechanism as a black box.“
— 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.
„Undeveloped, the whole thing, tossed into a box before we really had a chance to know what we had, and that's why we broke up.“
— Daniel Handler, livro Why We Broke Up
Fonte: Why We Broke Up
„Liberal economists conceive of societies as black boxes connected by exchange rates; as long as exchange rates are correct, what goes on inside the black box is regarded as not very important.“
— Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930 - 2018
Fonte: The Political Economy of International Relations (1987), Chapter Ten, Emergent International Economic Order, p. 393
„I see the world for what it is, beyond the white and the black / The way the government downplays historical facts / 'Cuz the United States sponsored the rise of the Third Reich / Just like the CIA trained terrorists to the fight / Build bombs and sneak box cutters onto a flight“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
The Cause of Death
Albums, Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003)
— Twyla Tharp American choreographer 1941
Fonte: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
„Carter had been doubtful about using the black box, pointing out that this was not a Vigils meeting. How can we make Archie try for the marbles? Obie had the answer, the kind of answer Archie himself would have given. "Because there are four hundred kids out there yelling for blood. And they don't care whose blood it is anymore. Everybody in the school knows about the black box- how can Archie back down?"“
— Robert Cormier, livro The Chocolate War
The Chocolate War (1974)
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
2000s, Relapse (2009)
„Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones.“
— Shirley Jackson, livro The Lottery
Fonte: The Lottery (1948)
„The sight of the black box stunned the gathering into a silence more deep than before. Only members of The Vigils and their victims had seen it. In the garish stadium light, the box was revealed as worn and threadbare, a small wooden container that might have been a discarded jewelry box. And yet it was a legend in the school.“
— Robert Cormier, livro The Chocolate War
Fonte: The Chocolate War (1974), p. 245
„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
Fonte: How the Grinch stole Christmas! And other stories
„But what has struck me most looking at my own constituency in-box as well as the thousands of emails that I’m receiving from the general public here is that it isn’t just the Muslim community that’s reacting to this. It’s a broad swathe of British public opinion that feels deeply disturbed by what it is seeing on its television screens coming out of Gaza.“
— Philip Hammond British Conservative politician 1955
Telegraph article (2014)
„[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.
— Idi Amin third president of Uganda 1925 - 2003
Interview, African summit talks, Angola, January 1976. Reported p.A8, Palm Beach Post, January 12, 1976.
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
As quoted in Boxing Monthly http://www.boxing-monthly.co.uk/content/0008/three.htm.
— Helen Mirren British actress 1945
Of nudity on stage, as quoted in The Guardian (31 December 1994)
— 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"
„I was in such a state while I was recovering from this surgery and the pain medication that I was on sort of took all the inhibitions out that I may have had. I found that I was ordering things online; big boxes of stuff would arrive at my house.“
— Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer 1967
Late Show with David Letterman TV interview, February 2007 http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/tittletattle/article_21263069.shtml
„Engvall and his wife are packing up their stuff to move, with a U-Haul sitting in their driveway.
Friend: Y'all movin?
Engvall: Nope, me and the wife just like to pack all our stuff up once or twice a week, see how many boxes it takes. Here's your sign.“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
A Decade of Laughs (2004)
Here's Your Sign