— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
" Joss Whedon: Atheist & Absurdist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EReyF2ZzXGA", comments made in a Q&A-session in Australia, while promoting his movie Serenity (2005)
Contexto: I don't actually have anything against anybody, unless their belief precludes everybody else's. … I am an atheist and an absurdist and I have been for many years. I've actually taken a huge amount of flack for that.
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
Fonte: The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart [With Headphones]
— Arthur Golden, livro Memórias de uma Gueixa
Fonte: Memoirs of a Geisha
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996)
Contexto: If NASA's budgeters could be convinced that there are riches on Mars, we would explode overnight to stand on the rim of the Martian abyss. We need space for reasons we have not as yet discovered, and I don't mean Tupperware. … NASA feels it has to justify everything it does in practical terms.
And Tupperware was one of the many practical products that came out of space travel. NASA feels it has got to flimflam you to get you to spend money on space. That's B. S. We don't need that. Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.
„Don't do anything that someone else can do. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.“
— Edwin H. Land American scientist and inventor 1909 - 1991
As quoted in "The Vindication of Edwin Land" in Forbes magazine, Vol. 139 (4 May 1987) p. 83; this was later humorously altered:
Contexto: My motto is very personal and may not fit anyone else or any other company. It is: Don't do anything that someone else can do. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Echo (1999)
— Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems 1956–1968
Fonte: Selected Poems 1956-1968
„Only the surface of reason is rational. I don't mean that understanding emotion is easy, only that understanding reason is probably harder.“
— Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
Music, Mind, and Meaning (1981)
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„It's hard to explain. I don't care about anything having to do with anything having to do with anything other than the country.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, November, New York Times Interview (November 23, 2016)
„We all choose our own teachers, don't we? I wonder if our choice of teacher shows anything about what our lives will be.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)
„I don't see that we have much choice," I said, "since we don't have anyone who can grow wings."
"I will push you off this mountain," Sam warned.
"All right," Blitzen decided, "let's try it. I mean the rune, not pushing Magnus off the mountain.“
— Rick Riordan, livro The Sword of Summer
Fonte: The Sword of Summer
„I don't think there's ever been such a clear choice between radicalism and moderation. I mean, we are dealing with a radical ideologue here.“
— Jane Fonda American actress and activist 1937
On the 2004 Presidential election. Rebecca Traister. Enough with the vaginas! Salon, 15 September 2004 http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2004/09/15/ensler
— Fran Lebowitz author and public speaker from the United States 1950
Reported by Steve Pinker, " I am Steve Pinker, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard. Ask me anything. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a67x4/i_am_steve_pinker_a_cognitive_psychologist_at/c8uiccn", Reddit.com (March 12, 2013).
„I am the truth-teller. I tried never to be mean, but Simon did tell me at one point. 'Doug, if you tell the truth, you don't have a choice.“
— Doug Hall American television personality 1944
Denver Post Doug Hall of "Inventor" invents a lot, but not the truth http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_3645379