— Jill Shalvis, The Sweetest Thing
Zdroj: The Sweetest Thing
„Grove quotes me – and the quotes are things I actually said! That is stunningly rare. … What liberals normally do in response to a principled conservative argument is lie, manufacture quotes, and call conservatives names – as some dissolute drunk did in the New York Post a few days later. The left's logic deficit is a topic I explore thoroughly in my book. Buy it and prepare to have your blood run hot.
Oh, and for the record, Howard Kurtz is wrong about the reason I call him the Liberal Ombudsman for Liberal Media Bias in my book – it was not the "girly-boy" quote. Paradoxically, that is the ONLY time Kurtz has quoted me accurately.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
Mentioning comments by journalist Howard Kurtz about his reporting of Coulter calling editors at National Review Online "girly-boys".
„When people ask me, I tell them, "Hey don't believe all that mess. We're close and people took it the wrong way."“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
Aaliyah on a possible romantic relationship with fellow musician R. Kelly (December 1994); Quoted by Christopher John Farley in Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, p. 47. (2001)
— Howard Safir 1941
Charlie Thompson, an award-winning television producer who investigated Safir for ABC's 20/20
[Russ Baker and Josh Benson, http://www.observer.com/1999/commish-bites-back-howard-safir-explains-his-life-his-critics, The Commish Bites Back: Howard Safir Explains His Life to His Critics, The New York Observer, 1999-05-16, 2007-12-20]
„Never trust anyone, Daniel, especially the people you admire. Those are the ones who will make you suffer the worst blows.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, kniha The Shadow of the Wind
Zdroj: The Shadow of the Wind
„quoting reminds me there are other people in the world besides only me. And other thoughts besides mine, and other ways of thinking.“
— Gregory Maguire, What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
Zdroj: What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
— Cassandra Clare, kniha City of Fallen Angels
Zdroj: City of Fallen Angels
— Chuck Palahniuk, kniha Pygmej
„What I have discovered in 20 years of studying the universe, from here to there to everywhere, is that the universe is complicated, and when things happen, it is almost never like ‘A happened and therefore B’. No, A happened and therefore B, C, D and E, but then there is this thing F, and that had a 10% effect, and that prompted G to go back and tip over A, and it is always like this – everything is interconnected. And so a lot of these far-right fundamentalist religion people, and a lot of these people who are anti-global warming, anti-evolution, anti-science, what they do is they take advantage of the fact that things are complicated, and their lives are based on things being simple – if we do this, then this will happen – if we invade Iraq, we will be treated as liberators, if we pray, then good things will happen, and this stuff is wrong. But we have a culture where people are brought up to believe in simplicity, and if A then B. And so when you point out that scientists say the earth is warming, but we had a really devastating winter this year, then these people will say “oh, obviously global warming is wrong.”“
— Philip Plait astronomer, skeptic 1964
No, global warming can cause worse winters locally. It’s complicated. But people don’t want to hear “it’s complicated”, and boy, the conspiracy theorists and anti-scientists take full advantage of that.
Skepticality http://www.skepticality.com/index.php ep. 52 http://www.skepticality.com/notes/sn_Ep52.php (15 May 2007) 23:11 - 24:46
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
This also appears in Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), Act II
The Critic as Artist (1891), Part II
„Translation: "I will rather I wronged all the people under the heavens than for all the people under the heavens to wrong me."“
— Cao Cao Chinese warlord during the Eastern Han Dynasty 155 - 220
Statement to Chen Gong after falsely killing Lü Boshe and his household. Source: Romance of the Three Kingdoms. An adaptation of the Sanguo Zhi new 2010.
likely intentional misquote by the novel of the quote「宁我负人，毋人负我」above to add character to the story.
Originál: (zh) 「宁可我负天下人，休叫天下人负我。」
„Tell me what kind of man governs a People, you tell me, with much exactness, what the net sum-total of social worth in that People has for some time been.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1850s, Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850), Downing Street (April 1, 1850)
„People surprise you, Frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are. I mean, do you actually realize how much adult conversation is spent on this fuckin business? Facts treated like they were opinions just for the simple purpose of talking about it longer? Some people might think that's interesting, bub, but I'll tell you. It's romanticizing a goddamn rock by calling it a mountain range to me. People waste a helluva lot of time they could be putting to useful purposes. This is a game. See it and forget about it.“
— Richard Ford, The Sportswriter
Zdroj: The Sportswriter (1986)
„A lot of common wisdom like that isn’t just mistaken, it’s anti-epistemology, it’s systematically wrong. Every rule of rationality that tells you how to find the truth, there’s someone out there who needs you to believe the opposite. If you once tell a lie, the truth is ever after your enemy; and there’s a lot of people out there telling lies.“
— Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Harry Potter in Ch. 65 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/65/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2010 - 2015)
Kontext: Lies propagate, that’s what I’m saying. You’ve got to tell more lies to cover them up, lie about every fact that’s connected to the first lie. And if you kept on lying, and you kept on trying to cover it up, sooner or later you’d even have to start lying about the general laws of thought. Like, someone is selling you some kind of alternative medicine that doesn’t work, and any double-blind experimental study will confirm that it doesn’t work. So if someone wants to go on defending the lie, they’ve got to get you to disbelieve in the experimental method. Like, the experimental method is just for merely scientific kinds of medicine, not amazing alternative medicine like theirs. Or a good and virtuous person should believe as strongly as they can, no matter what the evidence says. Or truth doesn’t exist and there’s no such thing as objective reality. A lot of common wisdom like that isn’t just mistaken, it’s anti-epistemology, it’s systematically wrong. Every rule of rationality that tells you how to find the truth, there’s someone out there who needs you to believe the opposite. If you once tell a lie, the truth is ever after your enemy; and there’s a lot of people out there telling lies.
„You don't want to be rude but you have to be careful - there are a lot of strange people out there.
(Goldman attributes this quote to Cliff Robertson.)“
— William Goldman, Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood
Zdroj: Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood