„It was the measure of a whole society — their ideals and their standards! It was the way they spent their time, repeating nasty scandals about each other; living in an atmosphere of suspicion and cynicism, with endless whispering and leering, and gossip of low intrigue.“

Metropolis (1908)
Kontextus: A new burst of rage swept over him — What did it matter whether it was true or not — whether anything was true or not? What did it matter if anybody had done all the hideous and loathsome things that everybody else said they had done? It was what everybody was saying! It was what everybody believed — what everybody was interested in! It was the measure of a whole society — their ideals and their standards! It was the way they spent their time, repeating nasty scandals about each other; living in an atmosphere of suspicion and cynicism, with endless whispering and leering, and gossip of low intrigue.

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Upton Sinclair fénykép
Upton Sinclair
amerikai regényíró 1878 - 1968

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George Bernard Shaw fénykép
Will Rogers fénykép

„The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

As quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 190
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Változat: The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

Will Rogers fénykép

„Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

Változat: Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Victor Hugo fénykép
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Lawrence Durrell fénykép
Derek Landy fénykép
Don DeLillo fénykép
Isabel II do Reino Unido fénykép

„Our religions provide critical guidance for the way we live our lives, and for the way in which we treat each other.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido queen of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations 1926

During a speech at Lambeth Palace, 15/02/2012. Quoted on royal website http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Speechesandarticles/2012/TheQueensspeechatLambethpalace15February2012.aspx

Ela Bhatt fénykép
Robert Owen fénykép
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Italo Calvino fénykép

„What makes love making and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space“

—  Italo Calvino Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels 1923 - 1985

"If on a winter's night a traveller". Chapter 7. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver (1981).

Frank Zappa fénykép

„Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization — you can't just swallow it whole.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

The Dub Room Special (1982).
Kontextus: I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization — you can't just swallow it whole.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson fénykép

„The trance gave way
To those caresses, when a hundred times
In that last kiss, which never was the last,
Farewell, like endless welcome, lived and died.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

"Love and Duty" l. 57 - 67 (1842).
Kontextus: The slow sweet hours that bring us all things good,
The slow sad hours that bring us all things ill,
And all good things from evil, brought the night
In which we sat together and alone,
And to the want, that hollow'd all the heart,
Gave utterance by the yearning of an eye,
That burn'd upon its object thro' such tears
As flow but once a life. The trance gave way
To those caresses, when a hundred times
In that last kiss, which never was the last,
Farewell, like endless welcome, lived and died.

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