„In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on.“
As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261
Változat: In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
„Everything I've learned in life I've learned either by doing it or watching the changes other people go through.“
— Cass Elliot American singer 1941 - 1974
Rolling Stone interview (1968)
Kontextus: Everything I've learned in life I've learned either by doing it or watching the changes other people go through. And when you're famous, you don't get to meet people — because they want you to like them when they present themselves to you, present the best sides of themselves, and you don't see the real people. Which is why I don't really go anywhere. And when I do, I put on my silly face and do what they expect me to do. Actually, I never do what they expect me to do. It's the only way I could go on doing what I have to do. I do whatever I… you know, I didn't even comb my hair today. I didn't know we were taking pictures but when I found out, it didn't change my mind any.
— J. G. Ballard British writer 1930 - 2009
Interview (30 October 1982) in Re/Search no. 8/9 (1984)
Kontextus: I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again … the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
„I've never had to go very far to learn everything I have learned. I just had to care about something & pay attention.“
— David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945
19 January 2010 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/7933461617
Official Twitter profile (@gtdguy) https://twitter.com/gtdguy
„If there's one word that sums up everything that's gone wrong since the war, it's Workshop. After Youth, that is.“
— Kingsley Amis, könyv Jake's Thing
Jake's Thing (1978)
„I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.“
— Andy Rooney writer, humorist, television personality 1919 - 2011
— Akon singer 1973
Sorry, Blame It on Me
Song lyrics, Konvicted (2006)
— Rina Mor Israeli lawyer and former Miss Universe 1956
"Miss Universe Captivates New York" (1976)
„Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.“
— Tomie dePaola American children's illustrator and writer 1934
— Dani Shapiro Author 1962
Forrás: Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
— Victor Hugo, könyv A nyomorultak
Forrás: Les Misérables
„I think I've learned more about that over the years. You can't solve everything, and God is the one who is ultimately in control of the world.“
— Brendan J. Cahill 1963
Forrás: The impossible dream https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/business/the-impossible-dream/article_9f89419a-976d-520e-a2bc-844d245bbdc2.html (June 27, 2015)
„The whole sense of the book might be summed up the following words: what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Original German: Man könnte den ganzen Sinn des Buches etwa in die Worte fassen: Was sich überhaupt sagen lässt, lässt sich klar sagen; und wovon man nicht reden kann, darüber muss man schweigen.
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
— Peter Brook English theatre and film director and innovator 1925
[Brook, Peter, On Directing, 1999, Faber and Faber ltd, London, England, English, 0-571-19149-5, ix (Foreword)]
— Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines 1880 - 1964
Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy; too late in realizing the mortal danger; too late in preparedness; too late in uniting all possible forces for resistance, too late in standing with one's friends. Victory in war results from no mysterious alchemy or wizardry but depends entirely upon the concentration of superior force at the critical points of combat.
Statement MacArthur made in 1940, as quoted by James B. Reston in Prelude to Victory (1942), p. 64
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„Jared, allow me to share with you my philosophy of human beings. It can be summed up in four words: I like good people.“
— John Scalzi, könyv The Ghost Brigades
Forrás: The Ghost Brigades (2006), Chapter 5 (p. 113)
„We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything.“
— Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957
Emperor Has No Clothes Award acceptance speech (2003)
Kontextus: I am a reasonably emotional person, and I see no reason why that's incompatible with being a scientist. Even if we learn about how everything works, that doesn't mean anything at all. You can reduce how an impala leaps to a bunch of biomechanical equations. You can turn Bach into contrapuntal equations, and that doesn't reduce in the slightest our capacity to be moved by a gazelle leaping or Bach thundering. There is no reason to be less moved by nature around us simply because it's revealed to have more layers of complexity than we first observed.
The more important reason why people shouldn't be afraid is, we're never going to inadvertently go and explain everything. We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything. When you study science, and especially these realms of the biology of what makes us human, what's clear is that every time you find out something, that brings up ten new questions, and half of those are better questions than you started with.
„I suppose [my life] has most resembled a blue chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and I've learned that not everyone can say that about his life.“
— Nicholas Sparks, könyv The Notebook
Forrás: The Notebook