„In one gallery they actually had a notice which said "No Sketching." How obnoxious! I said, "How do you think these things got on the walls if there was no sketching?"“
— David Hockney British artist 1937
1980s, "Portrait of the Artist as a Naughty Boy," interview with John Mortimer, In Character (1983), p. 97
„When I was in the Soviet Union recently I was being interviewed by a newspaperman and he said, "Which dancers influenced you the most?" and I said, "Oh, well, Fred Astaire." He looked very surprised and shocked and I said, "What's the matter?" He said, "Well, Mr. Balanchine just said the same thing."“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Jerome Robbins in Heeley, David, producer and director. Fred Astaire: Puttin' on his Top Hat and Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (two television programs written by John L. Miller), PBS, March 1980. (M).
„I set out by challenging conventional wisdom. They said the turntable didn't matter; I said it was critical. They said the speaker was the most important thing; I said it was the last thing to worry about. So I started off in conflict in an industry where few people understood the mechanical things and the recording aspects of the business.“
— Ivor Tiefenbrun Scottish businessman 1946
2003, Interview with David Lander http://www.stereophile.com/interviews/1101ivor. Stereophile, 30 November 2003.
— Diana Wynne Jones, livre The Homeward Bounders
The Homeward Bounders (1981), p. 56.
„Allah's Apostle said, "O Aisha! This is Gabriel sending his greetings to you." I said, "Peace, and Allah's Mercy be on him." 'Aisha added: The Prophet used to see things which we used not to see.“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Sunni Hadith, Narrated 'Aisha, in Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 220
„I tried to explain to her the significance of the great poet, but without much success, The Waste Land not figuring very largely in Mam's scheme of things.
"The thing is," I said finally, "he won the Nobel Prize."
"Well," she said, with that unerring grasp of inessentials which is the prerogative of mothers, "I’m not surprised. It was a beautiful overcoat."“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
Writing Home (1994), Introduction, p. x (1994).
„There’s a law,” Chuck said, “which I call Rittersdorf’s Third Law of Diminished Returns, which states that proportional to how long you hold a job you imagine that it has progressively less and less importance in the scheme of things.“
— Philip K. Dick, Clans of the Alphane Moon
Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964), Chapter 4 (p. 47)
„I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking
Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things I should've given,
But I didn't.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Sensual World (1989)
„"Good morning, Pooh Bear", said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning", he said. "Which I doubt", said he.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
„I have heard the annunciation of whatever finer things are to come. Through me has passed, without staying me in my course, the Word which does not lie, and which, said over again, will satisfy.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
The Inferno (1917), Ch. XVII, Context: What I have seen is going to disappear, since I shall do nothing with it. I am like a mother the fruit of whose womb will perish after it has been born. What matter? I have heard the annunciation of whatever finer things are to come. Through me has passed, without staying me in my course, the Word which does not lie, and which, said over again, will satisfy.
„When people said to me, ‘I should like to be a member of the City Temple, what must I believe?’ I used to say, ‘Only those things which appear to you to be true.“
— Leslie Weatherhead English theologian 1893 - 1976
The Christian Agnostic (1965), p.30