— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
„People who are rich want to be richer, but what's the difference? You can't take it with you. The toys get different, that's all. The rich guys buy a football team, the poor guys buy a football. It's all relative.“
— Martina Navrátilová American-Czech tennis player 1956
Martina (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985), p. 210.
„I wish people who sell things would stop trying to guess how many of something we want to buy. I want to buy things one at a time.“
— Andy Rooney writer, humorist, television personality 1919 - 2011
[Andy Rooney, w:Andy Rooney, 9, Twofers, Years of Minutes, 2003, PublicAffairs, 978-1586482114]
„We can no longer separate things as we once could: everything tends towards unity; one thing, one action, in one place, at one time.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Unity and Multitude
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VI - Mind and Matter
Contexto: We can no longer separate things as we once could: everything tends towards unity; one thing, one action, in one place, at one time. On the other hand, we can no longer unify things as we once could; we are driven to ultimate atoms, each one of which is an individuality. So that we have an infinite multitude of things doing an infinite multitude of actions in infinite time and space; and yet they are not many things, but one thing.
— Cory Doctorow, Little Brother
Fonte: Little Brother (2008)
„Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer, livro Parerga e Paralipomena
Vol. 2, Ch. 23, § 296a
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Counsels and Maxims
Fonte: Counsels and Maxims (The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer)
„We're extremely fortunate
not to know precisely
the kind of world we live in.
One would have
to live a long, long time,
than the world itself.“
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
"We're Extremely Fortunate"
Poems New and Collected (1998), The End and the Beginning (1993)
„… let's all remember that we have a government "of the people, for the people, and by the people", and there are very few people in our government that you can't buy.“
— Pat Paulsen United States Marine 1927 - 1997
Archived at "Congressional Ethics" http://www.paulsen.com/congress.html, Paulsen.com, January 12, 1968
„We didn't starve. We spent wisely. Like I tell people in the ghetto, "If you can buy guns and bullets, why can't you buy food? You can buy heroin and crack cocaine, so why can't you buy bread and butter and milk? Why can't you pay your rent?" There's a lot of people in the ghetto who go out and get a fancy car and all that. The car costs more than their house. Meanwhile, your kids need shoes. That's not cool.“
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
The Onion A.V. Club, June 26th, 2002
— Joe Strummer British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002
Joe Strummer / Mick Jones, "White Riot", The Clash (1977).
„We were two of a kind, and our relationship would endure as long as we did: but it could not make up entirely for the fleeting riches to be had from encounters with different people.“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
On her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, as quoted in "Did Simone de Beauvoir's open 'marriage' make her happy?" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/10/gender.politicsphilosophyandsociety by Lisa Appignanesi, in The Guardian (9 June 2005) and her book Simone de Beauvoir (2005), p. 36, ISBN 1904950094
„But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.“
— Russ Feingold Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator 1953
On concerns over the passage of the Patriot Act on October 25, 2001, in
Contexto: Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.
— Richelle Mead, livro Frostbite
„We don't beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully — for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we're born and the time he shows up.“
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
CMU Graduation speech (2008)
Contexto: We don't beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully — for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we're born and the time he shows up. Because when he shows up, it’s too late to do all the things that you’re always gonna, kinda get around to.
„And I can't even go to the grocery store without some ones that's clean and a shirt with a team/It seems we living the American dream but people highest up got the lowest self esteem/The prettiest people do the ugliest things for the road to riches and diamond rings.“
— Канье Уэст American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977
All Falls Down
Lyrics, The College Dropout (2004)
„We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it… for the children.“
— L. Neil Smith American writer 1946
"How Many Americans Does It Take to Change a Dim Bulb?"
„I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better.“
— George H. W. Bush American politician, 41st President of the United States 1924 - 2018
Inaugural Address (1989)
Contexto: I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken. There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow.
Great nations of the world are moving toward democracy through the door to freedom. Men and women of the world move toward free markets through the door to prosperity. The people of the world agitate for free expression and free thought through the door to the moral and intellectual satisfactions that only liberty allows.
We know what works: Freedom works. We know what's right: Freedom is right. We know how to secure a more just and prosperous life for man on Earth: through free markets, free speech, free elections, and the exercise of free will unhampered by the state.
„If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.“
— Christopher Morley American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet 1890 - 1957
„Everything, in the end, comes down to timing. One second, one minute, one hour could make all the difference.“
— Sarah Dessen, livro This Lullaby
Fonte: This Lullaby
„It would be best to show our people that we can deliver rather than make promises that we can't keep. There is just one thing that I will do however, and that is to bring the voice and the vote of our people to the Senate.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
Tony Lopez, "The natural successor to President Arroyo?", BizNews Asia, 11-18 June 2007, p. 26, ISSN 1655-7263.