„I built myself a house of glass:
It took me years to make it:
And I was proud. But now, alas!
Would God someone would break it.“
"I Built Myself a House of Glass", line 1, cited from Collected Poems (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978) p. 215.
— E. L. James, książka Fifty Shades Freed
Anastasia Steele, Chapter 4, p. 75.
Fifty Shades Freed (2011)
„I hurl the glass teapot to the ground.
we both stare at it, stunned.
"it was supposed to break," I explain after a pause, " and that was going to signify that yes, I would throw something away. If I knew it wasn't right for me.“
— Sophie Kinsella, książka Can You Keep a Secret?
Źródło: Can You Keep a Secret?
„Hank Fisher would tell how he'd tried to break into the house and couldn't and there'd be others who would try to break into the house and there'd be hell to pay.“
— Clifford D. Simak, książka Way Station
Źródło: Way Station (1963), Ch. 18
Kontekst: Hank Fisher would tell how he'd tried to break into the house and couldn't and there'd be others who would try to break into the house and there'd be hell to pay.
Enoch sweated, thinking of it.
All the years of keeping out of people's way, all the years of being unobtrusive would be for nothing then. This strange house upon a lonely ridge would become a mystery for the world, and a challenge and a target for all the crackpots of the world.
„Man has been here 32,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is, I dunno. If the Eiffel Tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; and anybody would perceive that the skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would, I dunno.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Was the World Made for Man? (1903): also p. 106, What is man?: and other philosophical writings, Volume 19 of Works, 1993, Mark Twain, Paul Baender, University of California Press
„Now, if someone tries to monopolize the Web, for example pushes proprietary variations on network protocols, then that would make me unhappy.“
— Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955
Interview by Kris Herbst for Internet World (June 1994) http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html
„I act and react, and suddenly I wonder, ‘Where is the girl that I was last year? Two years ago? What would she think of me now?“
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Źródło: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Cuando rompo algunas de las cadenas que me encadenan, siento que me disminuyo.
Wariant: When I break any of the chains that bind me, I feel that I make myself smaller.
„If you told me right now I could have another eight years of Obama, I would not hesitate to grab at it.“
— Penn Jillette American magician 1955
2010s, Why Penn Jillette is Terrified of a President Trump (2016)
Kontekst: The problem is, I know Trump, so my optimism has been squashed like a baby bird … Everything bad I had to say about him, I said to his face. … I think he’s very good, very compelling on that show [Celebrity Apprentice] … I really like him because of his absence of filters. I really like the glimpse we get into the human heart we get when someone loses their filters … If he weren’t running for president, you’d be seeing essays from me about how much I learned from Donald Trump and how much I loved being on the show … I’m feeling so, so, so guilty, because I feel like, along with millions of other people, I played right into this. The cynicism of the Clintons, the careful, tightrope walk of all politicians, forced me, as an atheist, to get down on my knees and pray that someone would come along with some kind of authenticity … Well, someone called my bluff, goddamn it. … I’m a pure and utter peacenik. I want a president who sings the praises of people, sings the praises of peace and sings the praises of working together for a great country … Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t have laughed about waterboarding … If you told me right now I could have another eight years of Obama, I would not hesitate to grab at it. … He is unquestionably good and unquestionably smarter than I am, which is putting the bar pretty low. I want a president that is kinder, smarter and more measured than me.
„Robbie turned to the house again. "Got a flashlight?"
"Of course not." I smirked. "That would make me too well prepared, wouldn't it?“
— Cate Tiernan American novelist 1961
Źródło: Sweep: Volume 1
„Alas! The memories that are swallowed up in the abyss of the years! I'm all alone now and I would never be able to escape from the self-seeking of human kind anyway. Now it's theft, conceit, infatuation, and now it's rapine or seizure of one's production. But Nature is very beautiful. They can't take that away from me.“
— Paul Cézanne French painter 1839 - 1906
in the last conversation Vollard had with Cezanne
Quote in a conversation in Cezanne's studio in Aix, End of 1905; as quoted in Cézanne, Ambroise Vollard, Dover publications Inc. New York, 1984, p. 112
Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900
„(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Wariant: Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
„I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I'd break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had.“
— Cassandra Clare, książka Miasto szkła
Źródło: City of Glass
„To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy. I’m neurotic, perverted, destructive, fiery, dangerous - lava, inflammable, unrestrained.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
— Nigel Lythgoe Executive producer and television director 1949
On why he never dances on So You Think You Can Dance
Looseleaf, Victoria (August 2007), "A MAN, A PLAN, A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL TV SHOW". Dance Magazine. 81 (8):46
„If builders built houses the way programmers built programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.“
— Gerald M. Weinberg American computer scientist 1933 - 2018
Weinberg attributed with the quote in: Murali Chemuturi (2010) Mastering Software Quality Assurance: Best Practices, Tools and Technique for Software Developers. p. ix
„(on Ashton Kutcher) It's hard to give advice to a guy that accomplished. I would just give him a hug and just say, "Make me proud, dude."“
— Charlie Sheen American film and television actor 1965
On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 15, 2011