— Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
— Peter Weir Australian film director 1944
When asked for his 'high point'
— Aaron Weiss
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright (2009), Cattail Down.
„Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.“
— Sugar Ray Robinson American boxer 1921 - 1989
Ray Robinson 'Sugar Ray Robinson with Dave Anderson' page 75
„You learn very very quickly that it is mostly about swearing, actually. That's all you're doing, swearing, in a box with wheels.“
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
Like, Totally (2006), On driving
„I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose.“
— Woody Guthrie American singer-songwriter and folk musician 1912 - 1967
Context: I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run you down or poke fun at you on account of your bad luck or hard traveling. … I am out to fight those songs to my very last breath of air and my last drop of blood. I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you. I could hire out to the other side, the big money side, and get several dollars every week just to quit singing my own kind of songs and to sing the kind that knock you down still farther and the ones that poke fun at you even more and the ones that make you think you've not any sense at all. But I decided a long time ago that I'd starve to death before I'd sing any such songs as that. The radio waves and your movies and your jukeboxes and your songbooks are already loaded down and running over with such no good songs as that anyhow. Statement quoted in Prophet Singer: The Voice And Vision of Woody Guthrie (2007) by Mark Allan Jackson. There are a few slight variants of this statement, which seems to have originated in a performance monologue.
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Culture series, Consider Phlebas (1987), Chapter 2 “The Hand of God 137” (p. 27).
„Programming is the Great Game. It consumes you, body and soul. When you're caught up in it, nothing else matters. When you emerge into daylight, you might well discover that you're a hundred pounds overweight, your underwear is older than the average first grader, and judging from the number of pizza boxes lying around, it must be spring already. But you don't care, because your program runs, and the code is fast and clever and tight. You won.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
How Software Companies Die