— Alexander Rybak Norwegian singer, actor, violinist, composer, pianist 1986
„Let us pray…Oh, uh, please don't feel like you can't participate if you're not Christian, because this is a prayer for all faiths…“
— Bo Burnham American comedian, musician, and actor 1990
Words, Words, Words (2010)
— Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
Time Enough for Love (1973)
„Then there is the final possibility, my favorite.
—The final possibility is that I’m God.
—Just a theory, but the data are provocative. I mean, look at me. Faceless, shapeless, holey, undifferentiated, Jewish, inscrutable…and a hermaphrodite to boot. Years ago, I told you sponges cannot be fatally dismembered, for each part quickly becomes the whole. To wit, I am both immortal and infinite.
—You’re God? You’re God herself? You?
—The data are provocative.
—God is a sponge? A sponge? There’s not much comfort in that.
—Sponges can’t help us.
—Neither can God, as far as I can tell. I’d be happy to see some contrary data.“
— James K. Morrow, kniha Only Begotten Daughter
Zdroj: Only Begotten Daughter (1990), Chapter 18 (p. 312)
— Erich Segal, kniha Love Story
Zdroj: Love Story
„Well, then, since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.“
— Cassandra Clare, kniha Clockwork Princess
Zdroj: Clockwork Princess
„Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm…. The infantryman has to use initiative and intelligence in almost every step he moves, every action he takes on the battle-field. We ought therefore to put our men of best intelligence and endurance into the Infantry.“
— Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell senior officer of the British Army 1883 - 1950
In Praise of Infantry, The London Times, Thursday, 19 April 1945.
— Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion
The Curse of Chalion (2000)
Kontext: "Mercy from the Father and the Mother, mercy from the Sister and the Brother, Mercy from the Bastard, five times mercy, High Ones, we beseech you."… Mercy, High Ones. Not justice, please, not justice. We would all be fools to pray for justice.
„You prayed to the Lord above
Oh please send you a friend
Your empty pockets tell yuh
That you ain’t a-got no friend“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964), Ballad of Hollis Brown
„So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.“
— Roald Dahl, kniha Karlík a továrna na čokoládu
Varianta: So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.
Zdroj: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
„Cats do not give us too many chances. Abuse a cat's trust twice and you could be history, for cats are much less forgiving than dogs and will often lose their trust in you should you behave badly. A dog gives you infinite slack; not so a cat.“
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson American writer and activist 1941
Zdroj: The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats (2002), Ch. 2
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter to Cassandra (1808-06-15) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
„All of us can be influenced through psychological techniques. For example, if I say “don’t think of a black cat” what do you do? You think of a black cat because the command ‘think of a black cat’ was there in the sentence. Techniques like this can be used to influence people’s thoughts, behaviour, even their memory.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs), Mind Control (1999–2000) or Inside Your Mind on DVD
„My people and I," he said, "have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.“
— Frederick II of Prussia king of Prussia 1712 - 1786
Attributed by Thomas Babington Macaulay, Life of Frederick the Great (1882), pg 48.
Repeated by Thomas Babington Macaulay in a review of "Frederick the Great and his Times. Edited, with an Introduction, by Thomas Campbell, Esq". Edinburgh Review, ISSN 1751-8482, 04/1842, Volume 75, Issue 151, p. 241-242, though it does not appear in the original work.
Knowles, Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations (5th Edition) (Oxford University Press, 1999)
„Please come to me, Cat, because there's no surviving you. You don't have to love me back. You don't have to be mine. Just let me be yours.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Zdroj: Married By Morning
„You turned into a cat! A SMALL cat! You violated Conservation of Energy! That's not just an arbitrary rule, it's implied by the form of the quantum Hamiltonian! Rejecting it destroys unitarity and then you get FTL signalling! And cats are COMPLICATED! A human mind can't just visualise a whole cat's anatomy and, and all the cat biochemistry, and what about the neurology? How can you go on thinking using a cat-sized brain?“
— Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Harry Potter in Ch. 2 http://www.hpmor.com/chapter/2
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2010 - 2015)