„I'm interested when people will stand up for themselves. I'm always interested in that moment when someone decides it's not good enough, and even though it's painful, they're willing to make a change.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview, City's Best (4 February 2011) http://www.citysbest.com/chicago/news/2011/02/04/jennifer-beals-talks-chicago-code-windy-city-pride/.
„I have never known a patient to portray his parents more negatively than he actually experienced them in childhood but always more positively--because idealization of his parents was essential for his survival.“
— Alice Miller Swiss psychologist 1923 - 2010
Zdroj: Thou Shalt Not Be Aware : Society's Betrayal of the Child
„I talk about the things people have always talked about in stories: pain, hate, truth, courage, destiny, friendship, responsibility, growing old, growing up, falling in love, all of these things.“
— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934 - 2018
As quoted in Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields (1982) by Ann Evory
Kontext: I talk about the things people have always talked about in stories: pain, hate, truth, courage, destiny, friendship, responsibility, growing old, growing up, falling in love, all of these things. What I try to write about are the darkest things in the soul, the mortal dreads. I try to go into those places in me that contain the cauldrous. I want to dip up the fire, and I want to put it on paper. The closer I get to the burning core of my being, the things which are most painful to me, the better is my work. … It is a love/hate relationship I have with the human race. I am an elitist, and I feel that my responsibility is to drag the human race along with me — that I will never pander to, or speak down to, or play the safe game. Because my immortal soul will be lost.
„The young tend to be more curious and critical as they seek to understand life and make sense of their experiences. But as they grow older they start questioning less and try to conform. The young people tend to hold liberal positions on issues such as abortion or gay sex because they are not in positions of authority and not necessarily interested in the maintenance of law and order. The youths are not interested in things or in issues as established, but in issues as they think. So, they can afford to challenge existing norms. However, as they grow older and get into positions of authority, the maintenance of law and order becomes paramount — and they become more conservative.“
— Leo Igwe Nigerian human rights activist 1970
— Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963
— Carly Fiorina American corporate executive and politician 1954
David Webb Show http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/05/ohio-male-rnc-member-calls-carly-fiorina-hot-babe/ (5 August 2015).
2010s, 2015, David Webb Show (August 2015)
„She said the reason that love is so painful is that it always amounts to two people wanting more than two people can give.“
— Edna O'Brien Novelist, memoirist, biographer, playwright, poet and short story writer 1930
Zdroj: Saints and Sinners
„Standing up for yourself doesn't always involve verbal confrontation. Sometimes it's about not wasting energy on people who are negative.“
— Sherry Argov American writer 1977
Zdroj: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
„The Hindus saw clearly that if the arithmetic operations… were properly defined for negative numbers, these numbers could be employed to as good advantage as people had previously derived from positive numbers. …To people to whom the word number had always meant positive whole numbers and positive fractions, the very idea that there could be other numbers came hard. For many centuries negative numbers were either rejected or treated as second-class citizens.
What was especially difficult for mathematicians to swallow was that negative numbers could be acceptable roots of equations.“
— Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992
Zdroj: Mathematics and the Physical World (1959), p. 51.
„It is very queer, but not the less true, that people are generally quite as vain, or even more so, of their deficiencies than of their available gifts.“
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, kniha The House of the Seven Gables
Zdroj: The House of the Seven Gables
„The Hindus introduced negative numbers… The first known use is Brahmagupta about 628; he also states the rules for the four operations with negative numbers. Bhāskara points out that the square root of a positive number is twofold, positive and negative. He brings up the matter of the square root of a negative number but says that there is no square root because a negative number is not a square. No definitions, axioms, or theorems are given.
The Hindus did not unreservedly accept negative numbers. Even Bhāskara, while giving 50 and -5 as two solutions of a problem, says, "The second value is in this case not to be taken, for it is inadequate; people do not approve of negative solutions."“
— Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992
However, negative numbers gained acceptance slowly.
Zdroj: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 185.
„But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice.“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, China’s Censorship Can Never Defeat the Internet, 2012
„It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
Zdroj: Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930), p. 14
„No state of mind, not even positive suffering, is more painful than the want of interesting objects. The vacant soul preys on itself, and often rushes with impatience from the security which demands no effort, to the brink of peril.“
— William Ellery Channing United States Unitarian clergyman 1780 - 1842
Kontext: One of the great springs of war may be found in a very strong and general propensity of human nature, in the love of excitement, of emotion, of strong interest; a propensity which gives a charm to those bold and hazardous enterprises which call forth all the energies of our nature. No state of mind, not even positive suffering, is more painful than the want of interesting objects. The vacant soul preys on itself, and often rushes with impatience from the security which demands no effort, to the brink of peril.
„Harvard College was a negative force, and negative forces have value. Slowly it weakened the violent political bias of childhood, not by putting interests in its place, but by mental habits which had no bias at all.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918