„I think Larry is right to notice that the contradictions are catching the allies up already. It's one of those cases where even before you begin bombing the children, the coalition is falling apart. And that's good news. And I'm very much in favor of it. Some Powell or other is messing up the war.“
Panel on Public Domain at Duke University Law School, November 10, 2001 http://www.law.duke.edu/pd/mpegcast.html.
„You have always been smart. You have always looked for the worst in people, and have been quick to notice when people are up to no good… But in the case of your children, you are blind.“
— Federico García Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director 1898 - 1936
Siempre has sido lista. Has visto lo malo de las gentes a cien leguas... Pero los hijos son los hijos. Ahora estás ciega.
Act II (ll. 833–835)
The House of Bernarda Alba (1936)
„I think you can love a person too much.
You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what's wrong - a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don't even realize what you look like, how far you've deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else.“
— Jodi Picoult, kniha Handle With Care
Zdroj: Handle with Care
„The treatment of the Germans by the Allies was at least as bad as the shooting of those Jews. The bombing of cities with men, women, and children burning with phosphorus - these things were all done by the Allies.“
— Otto Ohlendorf German general 1907 - 1951
To Leon Goldensohn, March 1, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.
„When learning something new, you must never be critical at the beginning. Always do your thinking after trial and error. Most people make up their mind one way or the other before they even get started. The most important step is to remove your coloured glasses and get a clear view.“
— Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011
Ki Sayings (2003)
„At that age you think boys have as much personality as coat hangers and, you don't notice their looks.
Then you grow up.“
— John Marsden, kniha Tomorrow, When the War Began
Zdroj: Tomorrow, When the War Began
„Each time I think there is no place lower to go, I find that there is at least one place that will mess you up worse than you were.“
— Walter Dean Myers American writer 1937 - 2014
„Mexico is going to be the new China because what they're doing to us is unbelievable, although they did catch El Chapo. Good? Good? They did catch El Chapo, that's good. I mean I don't know, he better not escape a third time, you know? Those tunnels, bing, boom, right under the toilet, bing boom, right up. It's pretty amazing when you think about it, right? But anyway. I have an idea: Put him on the fourth floor this time, right? No more, no more first floors.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Speech (9 January 2016), as quoted in "El Chapo on Donald Trump: 'Mi Amigo!" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/el-chapo-on-donald-trump-mi-amigo/, by Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News (10 January 2016).
2010s, 2016, January
— Peace Pilgrim American non-denominational spiritual teacher 1908 - 1981
Ch. 1 : Growing Up
Kontext: I HAD A VERY FAVORABLE BEGINNING, although many of you might not think so. I was born poor on a small farm on the outskirts of a small town, and I'm thankful for that. I was happy in my childhood. I had a woods to play in and a creek to swim in and room to grow. I wish that every child could have growing space because I think children are a little like plants. If they grow too close together they become thin and sickly and never obtain maximum growth. We need room to grow.
„I think the new science fiction, which other people apart from myself are now beginning to write, is introverted, possibly pessimistic rather than optimistic, much less certain of its own territory.“
— J. G. Ballard British writer 1930 - 2009
Conversation with George MacBeth on Third Programme (BBC) (1 February 1967), published in The New S.F. (1969), edited by Langdon Jones
Kontext: I think the new science fiction, which other people apart from myself are now beginning to write, is introverted, possibly pessimistic rather than optimistic, much less certain of its own territory. There's a tremendous confidence that radiates through all modern American science fiction of the period 1930 to 1960; the certainty that science and technology can solve all problems. This is not the dominant form of science fiction now. I think science fiction is becoming something much more speculative, much less convinced about the magic of science and the moral authority of science. There's far more caution on the part of the new writers than there was.
„I think the evening news broadcasts are very different today than they were 25-years-ago. I think that the advent of 24-hour cable television. You don't have to wait for 6:30 or 7:00 to get the national news. You can turn on cable any time and you're going to get it right away. And I think that that 24-hour continuous news cycle has affected the way that news is covered. And I'm not sure that that's always a good thing. It can be, but it's not always a good thing.“
— Ed Bradley News correspondent 1941 - 2006
[Larry King, Interview with Ed Bradley, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0402/08/lkl.00.html, February 8, 2004, Larry King Live, CNN]
„You can’t look at Hollywood and blame it, you have to make up your own mind whether you want to be fit, or super skinny. You can’t blame other people. It’s your own choice and if you have children, it is up to the parent to educate your children so they are healthy and they don’t go into a direction of anorexia or obesity. It is up to you as a parent, it is hard to feed children right. I deal with it on a daily basis; it is much harder to make sure they eat right.“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Discussing the pressure to be thin. Quoted by Hollie McKay for Fox News, 30 September 2009 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,557721,00.html.
„… there are some children who aren't really children at all, they're just pillars of flame that burn everything they touch. And there are some children who are just pillars of ash, that fall apart when you touch them…“
— Sherman Alexie Native American author and filmmaker 1966
Zdroj: Smoke Signals: A Screenplay
„Jihad should be waged in places where there is war. Bombings in places where there is no war is not a good thing.“
— Abu Bakar Bashir Indoneisan Islamist 1938
Leader of Indonesian Jama'a Islamiyya Abu Bakr Al-Ba'shir: I Support Bombings in America, But Not in the Muslim World, MEMRI, October 26, 2007 http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1598.htm,
„If the slavery of the parents be unjust, much more is their children's; if the parents were justly slaves, yet the children are born free; this is the natural, perfect right of all mankind; they are nothing but a just recompense to those who bring them up: And as much less is commonly spent on them than others, they have a right, in justice, to be proportionably sooner free.“
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
1770s, African Slavery in America (March 1775)