„It was a marvelous engine for doing violence to the spirit of thousands of laws without actually running afoul of so much as a city ordinance.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut, könyv A Titán szirénjei

Forrás: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Chapter 3 “United Hotcake Preferred” (p. 78)

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Kurt Vonnegut fénykép
Kurt Vonnegut13
1922 - 2007

Hasonló idézetek

Immanuel Kant fénykép

„Luck: when your burst of energy doesn't run afoul of someone else's.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

Stan Lee fénykép
L. Frank Baum fénykép

„It is a callous age; we have seen so many marvels that we are ashamed to marvel more; the seven wonders of the world have become seven thousand wonders.“

—  L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919

"Julius Caesar: An Appreciation of the Hollywood Production" in The Mercury (15 June 1916)
Letters and essays

Shahrukh Khan fénykép

„I am like a Rolls Royce which can run without an engine, just on reputation.“

—  Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965

From interview with Malavika Sangghvi

Emil M. Cioran fénykép
Kalki Krishnamurthy fénykép

„Those who don’t actually witness such a happening can say, “No train will run off the rails, it is unnatural for it to do so”.“

—  Kalki Krishnamurthy writer 1899 - 1954

Sivakozhundu of Tiruvazhundur (1939)
Kontextus: It is natural for a train to run on its tracks. We get into a train because we believe that it will do that. But once in a while the train runs off the rails, and there’s an accident. Those who don’t actually witness such a happening can say, “No train will run off the rails, it is unnatural for it to do so”.

George Pólya fénykép

„In those days editions did not run to thousands or hundreds of thousands of copies as modern books—especially, bad books—do.“

—  George Pólya Hungarian mathematician 1887 - 1985

Mathematical Methods in Science (1977)
Kontextus: The volume of the cone was discovered by Democritus... He did not prove it, he guessed it... not a blind guess, rather it was reasoned conjecture. As Archimedes has remarked, great credit is due to Democritus for his conjecture since this made proof much easier. Eudoxes... a pupil of Plato, subsequently gave a rigorous proof. Surely the labor or writing limited his manuscript to a few copies; none has survived. In those days editions did not run to thousands or hundreds of thousands of copies as modern books—especially, bad books—do. However, the substance of what he wrote is nevertheless available to us.... Euclid's great achievement was the systematization of the works of his predecessors. The Elements preserve several of Eudoxes' proofs.

Haruki Murakami fénykép

„The rain that fell on the city runs down the dark gutters and empties into the sea without even soaking the ground“

—  Haruki Murakami, könyv Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Forrás: Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Zig Ziglar fénykép
Elon Musk fénykép

„So, I think the best analogy for rocket engineers, if you want to create complicated software, you can't run as an integrated whole, or run on the computer it's intended to run on, but, first time you run it, it has to run with no bugs. That's the essence of it. So ... we missed the mark there.“

—  Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971

Caltech Commencement Address http://commencement.caltech.edu/archive/speakers/2012_address - 2012
Quotes https://www.wewishes.com/elon-musk-quotes/, Foreword to Marc Kaufman's Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission https://books.google.com/books/about/Mars_Up_Close.html?id=o6XaCwAAQBAJ&hl=en. National Geographic. ISBN 978-1-4262-1278-9.

Laurell K. Hamilton fénykép
Wilkie Collins fénykép

„Rosanna Spearman had been a thief, and not being of the sort that get up Companies in the City, and rob from thousands, instead of only robbing from one, the law laid hold of her, and the prison and the reformatory followed the lead of the law.“

—  Wilkie Collins, könyv The Moonstone

[Street, 1868] ( p. 54 https://books.google.com/books?id=FmsOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA18)
Also in Convict Voices: Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England by Anne Schwan [University of New Hampshire Press, 2014, ISBN 1611686725] ( p. 82 https://books.google.com/books?id=sAqXBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA82)
The Moonstone (1868)

Aldo Capitini fénykép
Paulo Coelho fénykép
Camille Paglia fénykép
Humberto Maturana fénykép

„We can also say that language is a domain of recursive linguistic co-ordinations of actions, or a domain of second-order linguistic co-ordinations of actions. We human beings also co-ordinate our actions with each other in first-order linguistic domains, and we do so frequently with non-human animals.“

—  Humberto Maturana Chilean biologist and philosopher 1928

Forrás: Reality; The Search for Objectivity or the Quest for a Compelling Argument (1988), p. 48 as cited in: Vincent Kenny (1989) " Life, the Multiverse and Everything; an Introduction to the Ideas of. Humberto Maturana http://www.oikos.org/vinclife.htm".

Ted Chiang fénykép

„Contemplate the marvel that is existence, and rejoice that you are able to do so.“

—  Ted Chiang American science fiction writer 1967

Exhalation; first appeared in Eclipse 2, 2008.
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