„The more you make revolutions, the worse it gets.“

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontextus: The French Revolution liberated people from the power of the aristocrats. But the bourgeoisie that took over represented the exploitation of man by man, and had to be destroyed—as in the Russian Revolution, which then degenerated into totalitarianism, Stalinism, and genocide. The more you make revolutions, the worse it gets. Man is driven by evil instincts that are often stronger than moral laws … there is a higher order, but man can separate himself from it because he is free — which is what we have done. We have lost the sense of this higher order, and things will get worse and worse, culminating perhaps in a nuclear holocaust — the destruction predicted in the Apocalyptic texts. Only our apocalypse will be absurd and ridiculous because it will not be related to any transcendence. Modern man is a puppet, a jumping jack.

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román–francia származású francia író 1909 - 1994

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John Lennon fénykép

„You say you want a Revolution; you better get it on right away.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

"Power to the People"

John Boyne fénykép

„Don't make it worse by thinking it's more painful than it actually is.“

—  John Boyne Irish novelist, author of children's and youth fiction 1971

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Joseph Stalin fénykép

„You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

"omlets are not made without breaking eggs" first appeared in English in 1796. It is from the French, "on ne saurait faire d'omelette sans casser des œufs" (1742 and earlier), attributed to François de Charette.
In the context of the Soviet Union, Time magazine http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,753448-2,00.html attributes it to Lazar Kaganovich.
Walter Duranty associated with Stalin in the New York Times.
"But – to put it brutally – you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, and the Bolshevist leaders are just as indifferent to the casualties that may be involved in their drive toward socialization as any General during the World War who ordered a costly attack in order to show his superiors that he and his division possessed the proper soldierly spirit. In fact, the Bolsheviki are more indifferent because they are animated by fanatical conviction."
Walter Duranty, Special Cable to The New York Times http://www.artukraine.com/old/famineart/duranty.htm, The New York Times, New York, March 31, 1933, page 13.
Változat: You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Robert McKee fénykép

„In life two negatives don't make a positive. Double negatives turn positive only in math and formal logic. In life things just get worse and worse and worse.“

—  Robert McKee American academic specialised in seminars for screenwriters 1941

Forrás: Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

John F. Kennedy fénykép

„Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

Address to Latin American diplomats at the White House (13 March 1962) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=9100&st=&st1=

Adolfo Bioy Casares fénykép

„Revolution: Political movement which gets many people´s hopes up, let´s even more people down, makes almost everybody uncomfortable, and a few, extraordinarily rich. It is widely held in high regard.“

—  Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999

"Revolución: Movimiento político que ilusiona a muchos, desiluciona a más, incomoda a casi todos y enriquece extraordinariamente a unos pocos. Goza de firme prestigio."
Descanso de caminantes, 2001.

Buenaventura Durruti fénykép

„We shall show you, bolsheviks, how to make a revolution.“

—  Buenaventura Durruti Spanish anarchist 1896 - 1936

Interview with Mikhail Koltsov (July 1936), as quoted inThe Spanish Civil War (1994) by Hugh Thomas, p. 305
Kontextus: It is possible that only a hundred of us will survive, but with that hundred we shall enter Saragossa, beat Fascism and proclaim libertarian communism. I will be the first to enter Saragossa; I will proclaim the free commune. We shall subordinate ourselves neither at Madrid nor Barcelona, neither to Azaña nor Companys. If they wish, they can live in peace with us; if not, we shall go to Madrid … We shall show you, bolsheviks, how to make a revolution.

Ernesto Che Guevara fénykép

„The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.“

—  Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967

Intercontinental Press (Vol. 3 January-April 1965); also, in Che Guevara speaks: Selected Speeches and Writings (1967)

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„It's already getting more and more difficult to make an ambitious and original film.“

—  Roman Polanski Polish-French film director, producer, writer, actor, and rapist 1933

"Roman Polanski: An Exclusive Interview" by Taylor Montague http://web.archive.org/web/20041121095701/http://www.geocities.com/mishaca/interviews/polanski.html
Kontextus: It's already getting more and more difficult to make an ambitious and original film. There are less and less independent producers or independent companies and an increasing number of corporations who are more interested in balance sheets than in artistic achievement. They want to make a killing each time they produce a film. They're only interested in the lowest common denominator because they're trying to reach the widest audience. And you got some kind of entropy. That's the danger; they look more alike, those films. The style is all melting and it all looks the same. Even young directors — for most of them, their only standard of achievement is how well their films do on the first weekend or whatever. It worries me. But then, from time to time, you have a film like The Usual Suspects or.... I'm trying to think of something American with some kind of originality... Pulp Fiction.

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