„But rules only work when everyone plays by them. What happens when someone doesn't, and the fallout bleeds right into his life? Whats stronger- the need to uphold the law, or the motive to turn one's back on it?“
Fonte: Perfect Match
„It doesn't matter what's the cause,
What wrong they say we're righting,
A curse for treaties, bonds and laws,
When we're to do the fighting!“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
"To Lucasta on Going to the War — For the Fourth Time"
Fairies and Fusiliers (1917)
„Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world.“
— Mitch Albom American author 1958
Fonte: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
„Many senior policemen put greater emphasis on maintaining 'order' than on upholding the law. In practice that meant failing to uphold the rights of individuals against the rule of the mob.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
The Path To Power (1995)
„When a person you love dies, it doesn’t feel real. It’s like it’s happening to someone else. It’s someone else’s life. I’ve never been good with the abstract. What does it mean when someone is really truly gone?“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Fonte: It's Not Summer Without You
— Jerry Cantrell American musician and songwriter 1966
https://web.archive.org/web/20120306231057/http://www.adbdesign.com/aic/articles/art088.html, Taking a Solo Trip, Metal-is.com, May 14, 2001
On Alice in Chains
„Women have the right to freely choose and to say yes or no. Everyone should be personally responsible for what happens in life.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Fonte: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992), The Rape Debate, Continued, p. 59
Contexto: I am being vilified by feminists for merely having a common-sense attitude about rape. I loathe this thing about date rape. Have twelve tequilas at a fraternity party and a guy asks you to go up to his room, and then you're surprised when he assaults you? Most women want to be seduced or lured. The more you study literature and art, the more you see it. Listen to Don Giovanni. Read The Faerie Queene. Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle. Girls hurl themselves at guitarists, right down to the lowest bar band here. The guys are strutting. If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them. Women have the right to freely choose and to say yes or no. Everyone should be personally responsible for what happens in life. I see the sexual impulse as egotistical and dominating, and therefore I have no problem understanding rape. Women have to understand this correctly and they'll protect themselves better. If a real rape occurs, it's got to go to the police. The business of having a campus grievance committee decide whether or not a rape is committed is an outrageous infringement of civil liberties. Today, on an Ivy League campus, if a guy tells a girl she's got great tits, she can charge him with sexual harassment. Chickenshit stuff. Is this what strong women do?
„.. on my travels, for example, abroad,.. I see things that attract me, in the works of others, - which impress me. That's what you reflect upon at times. And when you come home you think: Me too have to make something like that... Then you start, and when it's finished it looks like the work of that person or another... But your own originality doesn't get lost, - your sentiment remains!.. And this happens not only to me, - this happens to others also... Unintentionally you continue to build on motives of others..“
— Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
translation from the original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek
version in Dutch (citaat van Jozef Israëls, in het Nederlands): ..op mijn reizen bijvoorbeeld, in het buitenland,. ..ik zie dingen die me aantrekken, in werken van anderen, - die me imponeeren. Daar denk-je dan eens over na. En als je dan thuiskomt denk-je: zoo iets moet ik toch óók eens maken.. .Dan begin-je eraan, en als 't klaar is lijkt het op het werk van dien of dien.. Maar je eigen originaliteit gaat tòch niet verloren, - je sentiment blijft!. ..En zo gaat het niet alleen met mij, - zoo gaat het ook met anderen.. .Je bouwt onwillekeurig voort op motieven van ànderen..
Quoted by N.H. Wolf, in 'Bij onze Nederlandsche kunstenaars. IV. - Jozef Israëls, Grootmeester der Nederlandsche Schilders', in Wereldkroniek, 8 Feb. 1902
Quotes of Jozef Israels, after 1900
„Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. And human bodies are fragile, easily damaged. Cut them, and they bleed.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Fonte: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
„And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again.“
— David Gemmell, livro Legend
Fonte: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 7
Contexto: [A]ll men die.... A man needs many things in his life to make it bearable. A good woman. Sons and daughters. Comradeship. Warmth. Food and shelter. but above all these things, he needs to be able to know that he is a man. And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again. A man remains unbroken by the savage twists of fate. That man may never win. But when he sees himself reflected, he can be proud of what he sees. For low he may be in the scheme of things: peasant, serf, or dispossessed. But he is unconquerable. And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.... Bear this in mind when you decide your future.
„Arthur Rubinstein once said to me that he couldn't think when he played, that something else took over. I also don't think when I play - something happens through me, but I am motivated by what I have thought before.“
— Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982
Leonard Shure — reported in Richard Dyer (April 21, 1980) "Shure: Looking Back on the first 70 Years", Boston Globe.
— Elin Hilderbrand American writer 1969
„This is what the National Alliance stands for: To respect all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion, to uphold godly principles and moral values and to respect the rule of law.“
— Epeli Ganilau Fijian politician 1951
Remarks made at the launch of the Navua branch of the NAP, 4 June 2005
„When you open a door for others to have an opinion on your relationship, it can be dangerous. Find what you need, not what everyone else wants for you. Women have been taught that in order to have a place in the world, an identity, they must marry and have children. If that's the life you truly want, great. But for many women, marriage is only about needing the world to know that someone desires them enough to say, "Here's a contract to prove that I love you and will commit to you for the rest of my life."“
— Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966
For these women, no contract equals no validation — and, thus, no reason for existing.
O interview (2003)
„For it is only when we all believe that the Constitution and the rule of law protects all our people and their rights, can these guarantors of rights be assured.“
— Joni Madraiwiwi Fijian politician 1957 - 2016
Speech to the Fiji Law Society, 2 July 2005.
„Don't sit back and wait for life to happen to you. Have a plan and take the needed steps to create what you want.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 26
— Alfie Kohn American author and lecturer 1957
"The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation," Chronicle of Higher Education
„Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.“
— Neil Simon playwright, writer, academic 1927 - 2018
New York Times, March 24, 1985
— Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macnaghten Anglo-Irish rower, barrister, politician and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1830 - 1913
Nordenfelt v. Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Co. (1894), L. R. App. Ca. Part 5, p. 573.