— Brennan Manning writer, American Roman Catholic priest and United States Marine 1934 - 2013
„I don't know yet whether I fully believe in fate, but certain things do happen in a man's life that he cannot explain.“
— David Gemmell, książka Legend
Źródło: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 23
„Men explain things to me, still. And no man has ever apologized for explaining, wrongly, things that I know and they don't.“
— Rebecca Solnit, książka Men Explain Things To Me
Źródło: Men Explain Things to Me
„No, I don't think I could fall in love with him, handsome though he is, because I don't accept any of that huff he gives me about my great beauty and all that. I'd have to trust a man's words before I could love him. I think.“
— Sherwood Smith American fantasy and science fiction writer 1951
Źródło: Court Duel
„Your old teacher never explained anything to you? I don't think that was very good. Not to explain. You can always ask me anything. That's what a real teacher should do.“
— James Clavell, książka The Children's Story
The Children's Story (1982)
„Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„He begins to think for himself and meets Nineteenth-century Rationalism Which can explain away religion by any number of methods.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, książka The Pilgrim's Regress
Pilgrim’s Regress 19–20
The Pilgrim's Regress (1933)
— Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Źródło: A Visit from the Goon Squad
„I don't think I was constructed to be monogamous. I don't think it's the nature of any man to be monogamous. Men are propelled by genetically ordained impulses over which they have no control to distribute their seed.“
— Marlon Brando American screen and stage actor 1924 - 2004
1994 statement, as quoted in Kosher Sex : A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy (2000) by Shmuley Boteach
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Unsourced in POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline for Anything (2006) by Sam Horn.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, książka Everything Is Illuminated
Źródło: Everything Is Illuminated
— Vladimir Nabokov, książka Strong Opinions
From a BBC Interview (1962), p. 14.
Strong Opinions (1973)
Kontekst: I don't think in any language. I think in images. I don't believe that people think in languages. They don't move their lips when they think. It is only a certain type of illiterate person who moves his lips as he reads or ruminates. No, I think in images, and now and then a Russian phrase or an English phrase will form with the foam of the brainwave, but that’s about all.
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Attributed in Lincoln the Lawyer (1906) by Frederick Trevor Hill — Hill noted that he could find no record of whom Lincoln was insulting.
„If there's no place in the universe for a man to resist the thieves of freedom and still be called a good man, then I don't think there is any good or evil in the universe.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
"Neil Postman Ponders High Tech" at Online Newshour : Online Forum (17 January 1996) http://www.promotesigns.com/postman_1-17.html, also slightly paraphrased in Theology of TV : The Impact of TV (2010) by Christian Mogler, p. 24, as "While we can ́t do much about the rapid growth of new technology, it is possible for us to learn how to control our own uses of technology."
Kontekst: I don't think any of us can do much about the rapid growth of new technology. A new technology helps to fuel the economy, and any discussion of slowing its growth has to take account of economic consequences. However, it is possible for us to learn how to control our own uses of technology. The "forum" that I think is best suited for this is our educational system. If students get a sound education in the history, social effects and psychological biases of technology, they may grow to be adults who use technology rather than be used by it.
Quoted by Virginia Trimble, New Scientist, 3 Nov 2007 p. 97.
— Louis-ferdinand Céline, książka North