„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.“
Forrás: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Chapter 3 “United Hotcake Preferred” (p. 78)
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
„In the beginning Marvel created the Bullpen and the Style. And the Bullpen was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Artists. And the Spirit of Marvel said, Let there be The Fantasic Four. And there was The Fantasic Four. And Marvel saw The Fantasic Four. And it was good.“
— Stan Lee American comic book writer 1922 - 2018
„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 Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Malavika Sangghvi
„Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a space so confined without hating each other to death?“
— Emil M. Cioran, könyv History and Utopia
History and Utopia (1960)
„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”.
„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.
„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 American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„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.
„There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence.“
— Laurell K. Hamilton, könyv Cerulean Sins
Forrás: Cerulean Sins
„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)
„“Violence and materialism will become so widespread that from them will come weariness and disgust: and from the execution block a passionate yearning will rise to withdraw one’s spirit from any collaboration with that error, and to at once initiate, starting with ourselves (which is the first progress), a new way to relate to life: the feeling that the world is alien to us if we have to stay in it without love, without an infinite opening of one towards the other, without a unity above so many differences and so much suffering…This is the present threshold of history.“
— Aldo Capitini Italian philosopher and political activist 1899 - 1968
„Sade has barely made a dent on American academic consciousness. It is his violence far more than his sex which is so hard for liberals to accept. For Sade, sex is violence. Violence is the authentic spirit of mother nature.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Forrás: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), p. 235
„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 American science fiction writer 1967
Exhalation; first appeared in Eclipse 2, 2008.
„In the marketplace he told of honor, and how it is a higher law than any law.
At the crossroads he talked of freedom, the freedom of the wind and clouds, and freedom that loves all things and is without guilt.
Beside the city gates he told stories of the forgotten cities that were and of the forgotten cities that might be, if only men would forget them.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019
"The God and His Man", Asimov's Science Fiction, 1980, Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, Endangered Species (1989), Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009)
„The apostle Paul is abundant in teaching, that 'we are justified by faith alone, without the works of the law!' There is no one doctrine that he insists so much upon, and that he handles with so much distinctness, explaining, giving reasons, and answering objections.“
— Jonathan Edwards Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian 1703 - 1758
Justification By Faith Alone (1738)