„The mind is endless. You put me in a dark solitary cell, and to you that's the end, to me it's the beginning, it's the universe in there, there's a world in there, and I'm free.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017
Fonte: Manson in His Own Words: The Shocking Confessions of 'The Most Dangerous Man Alive'
„"Jelly-bean" is the name throughout the undissolved Confederacy for one who spends his life conjugating the verb to idle in the first person singular — I am idling, I have idled, I will idle.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
— Eric R. Kandel American neuropsychiatrist 1929
In Search of Memory (2006)
Contexto: Cori Bargmann... has studied two variants of C. elegans... The only difference between the two is one amino acid in an otherwise shared receptor protein. Transferring the receptor from a social worm to a solitary worm makes the solitary worm social.
— Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor
Some of the original tenets in Jippirasti http://www.almeopedia.com/Jippirasti#Jippir.E2.80.99s_demands, another Almean religion
— Leo Rosten American writer 1908 - 1997
„Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family — but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.“
— Willa Cather, livro Shadows on the Rock
Shadows on the Rock (1931), Book III, Ch. 5
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Contexto: Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together. I knew a lot of writers in London and many of them were award-winning writers and many of them were award-winning, respectable writers. And the trouble with being an award-winning, respectable writer is that you probably are not making a living.
If you write one well-reviewed, well-respected, not bad selling, but not a bestseller list book every three years, which you sell for a whopping 30,000 pounds, that's still going to average out to 10,000 pounds a year and you will make more managing a McDonald's. With overtime you'd probably make more working in a McDonald's. So there were incredibly well-respected, award-winning senior writers who, to make ends meet, were writing film novelizations and TV novelizations under pen names that they were desperately embarrassed about and didn't want anybody to know about.
January magazine interview (2002)
— William Wordsworth, livro Lyrical Ballads
Lucy Gray, or Solitude, st. 16 (1799).
Lyrical Ballads (1798–1800)
„In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor http://founding.com/founders-library/american-political-figures/benjamin-franklin/on-the-price-of-corn-and-management-of-the-poor/ (29 November 1766).
Contexto: I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.
„No solitary miscreant, scarcely any solitary maniac, would venture on such actions and imaginations, as large communities of sane men have, in such circumstances, entertained as sound wisdom.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1820s, Signs of the Times (1829)
„Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„Unless you work in a cave as a solitary hermit, your entire working life will involve connecting with various people“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Fonte: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, p.60
Contexto: Unless you work in a cave as a solitary hermit, your entire working life will involve connecting with various people... Do not wait until you have a particular issue or problem before re-connecting with someone.
— Calvin Coolidge, livro The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, Cosmopolitan Book Corporation (1929), p. 68.