„It's a funny thing about weaknesses…. Most people will tell you they know their weaknesses. When asked, they'll tell you, 'Well for one thing, I'm overgenerous.“
... that's what innkeepers are for.
Zdroj: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 1
„I could tell you about my strengths and weaknesses. I'm creative and intelligent and able to rock the boat and do things that can create uncomfortable situations and then not be bothered about it. But I'm not the best diplomat, I don't have a lot of patience for being sunny and making people happy.“
In an interview https://80000hours.org/2014/10/interview-holden-karnofsky-on-the-importance-of-personal-fit/ with Benjamin Todd, January 2014
„People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don't give us a chance to tell them anything about what we know pretty well. They always want to know the things we don't know.“
— Richard Feynman, kniha QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Zdroj: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 3
„Everyone has their weaknesses. Some people smoke. I collect stuffed penguins. If you won't tell, I won't.“
— Laurell K. Hamilton, kniha Guilty Pleasures
Zdroj: Guilty Pleasures
— Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key
Zdroj: Lock and Key
„If you tell people you talk to God, they'll think you're religious, but if you say God talks to you, it's ten to one they'll think you're crazy.“
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Zdroj: Maybe, Maybe Not
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Margaret Chase Smith, quoted in More Than Petticoats : Remarkable Maine Women (2005) by Kate Kennedy
— Margaret Chase Smith Member of the United States Senate from Maine 1897 - 1995
As quoted in "Nation: Madam Candidate" in TIME magazine (7 February 1964) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870656-2,00.html
Kontext: I am running against no one. I'd like to be President. I think my experience and my record are greater than any other candidate or any other of the unannounced candidates. It's a real challenge, and that's one of the paramount things. When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
„I can tell you that once upon a time when I was doing public events people would ask me, "What do you think about the arts?, What do you think of the role of women?, What do you think of men?, What do you think of all of these things?", and now they ask one thing, and that one thing is this, "Is there hope?"“
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
— Billy Wilder American filmmaker 1906 - 2002
„But if you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.“
— Cassandra Clare, kniha City of Ashes
Varianta: If you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.
Zdroj: City of Ashes
„Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
„… because people who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they'd never admit in normal conversation. It's a way for people to be honest without telling the truth.“
— Chuck Klosterman, kniha Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Zdroj: Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
„If you think asking for help betrays weakness, get over it. In fact, it’s just the opposite. It’s a sign that you’re confident enough to admit that other people may know more than you know or can do things better than you can.“
— Anne Murray Canadian singer 1945
On asking for help
Mount Saint Vincent University speech (2016)
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
Credited to Shaw in the lead in to the mockumentary C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) and other recent works, but this or slight variants of it are also sometimes attributed to W. C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, and Oscar Wilde. It might possibly be derived from Shaw's statement in John Bull's Other Island (1907): "My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world."
Another possibility is that it is derived from Shaw's characteristic of Mark Twain: "He has to put things in such a way as to make people who would otherwise hang him believe he is joking."
If you are going to tell people the truth, you'd better make them laugh. Otherwise, they'll kill you.
If you're going to tell people the truth, you'd better make them laugh. Otherwise, they'll kill you.