„Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.“
Zdroj: Sex & sensibility (1992), p. 20
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
„There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.“
— A. Whitney Brown American stand-up comedian 1952
The Big Picture: An American Commentary (1991)
„I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.“
— Andrew Solomon, kniha The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Zdroj: The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
„If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.“
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„Could anything be more inimical to art than a fear of emotion, or a fear of "excessive" emotion, or a reluctance to express emotion around others?“
— Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
"Would you like to see a little of it?" said the Mock Turtle. (3 April 2010)
Unfit for Mass Consumption (blog entries), 2010
Kontext: Could anything be more inimical to art than a fear of emotion, or a fear of "excessive" emotion, or a reluctance to express emotion around others? No, of course not. Art can even best the weights of utter fucking ignorance and totalitarian repression, but it cannot survive emotional constipation.
I want a T-shirt that says, "Art is Emo." We live in an age where people are more apt to believe a thing if they read it on a T-shirt.
„When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth.“
— Terry Pratchett, kniha Carpe Jugulum
Zdroj: Carpe Jugulum
„It's been more than a show. It's been a wonderful support group. It's a group of people that love each other, that come together every day to try to make America laugh. What better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
Gail Pennington (May 2, 2004) "Farewell, "Friends": Sitcom's Finale on Thursday Night May Draw Up to 85 Million Viewers", The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. F1.
— Sherman Alexie Native American author and filmmaker 1966
„I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239763 "10 Brilliant Quotes From Warren Buffett, America's Second-Richest Person " entrepreneur.com (13 November 2014)
Quotes from the press
„Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
But still find some to spare
And other people got more than they could use
But they don't share
And some people got problems man
They got awful complications
Other people got perfect situations
With no provocation“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Brushfire Fairytales (2001)
— Aaron Swartz computer programmer and internet-political activist 1986 - 2013
UTI interview (2004)
Kontext: Geeks seem a lot more willing to treat people based on what they can do rather than who they are.
This isn’t unique to kids, of course. The Internet has an amazingly liberating aspect for everyone from blacks to the blind. So perhaps that’s one reason why I’m especially concerned about draconian proposals for an “Internet Drivers License” or a crackdown on anonymity. Quite aside from the impracticality and ineffectiveness of these proposals, they could have the effect of tagging who people are, and reintroducing those indicators that the Internet has removed.
„People have a lot more of the unknown than the known in their minds. The unknown is great; it's like the darkness. Nobody made that. It just happens.“
— Sun Ra American jazz composer and bandleader 1914 - 1993
As quoted in "Space is still the place" by W. Kim Heron in Metro Times (6 June 2007) http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=10582
Kontext: People have a lot more of the unknown than the known in their minds. The unknown is great; it's like the darkness. Nobody made that. It just happens. Light and all that — someone made that; it's written that they did. But nobody made the darkness. My music is about dark tradition. Dark tradition means a lot more about than black tradition. There's a lot of division in what they call black. I'm not into division. I'm into coordination, discipline and tradition.
„It's odd. Fifty percent of me feels it's the right time to be closing this. The other 50 percent of me is saying it's more than a show. It's a group of people that love each other. It's a group of people that come together every day trying to make America laugh, and what better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
On the end of the television program Friends – Susan Young (May 6, 2004) "Adios, amigos: ' Friends ' signs off after a decade of good times", Alameda Times-Star.
— Daniel Defoe, La vie et les aventures de Robinson Crusoe
Varianta: Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
Zdroj: Robinson Crusoe (1719), Ch. 11, Finds Print of Man's Foot on the Sand.
— Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963
2010s, League Confederation Goes Outer-Track (September 2018)