— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
[[email protected], 1992]
Usenet postings, 1992
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832)
„I ain't shooting nobody, so call me a faggot. When the war's over, I'll be the faggot with two legs.“
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
Bigger and Blacker (HBO, 1999)
No Country for Old Men (2005)
„That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman?“
— Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist 1797 - 1883
Ain't I a Woman? Speech (1851)
Context: That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man — when I could get it — and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Context: You have not that power you ought to have over him, till he comes to be more afraid of offending so good a friend than of losing some part of his future expectation.
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Children's Party
„But it can make you feel over, and old
(Lord, you know it's a shame),
when I only want for you to pull over,
and hold me,
till I can't remember my own name.“
— Joanna Newsom American musician 1982
Good Intentions Paving Company
Have One On Me (2010)
„This Great God,
Like a mammy bending over her baby,
Kneeled down in the dust
Toiling over a lump of clay
Till He shaped it in His own image.“
— James Weldon Johnson writer and activist 1871 - 1938
The Creation, st. 11.
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927)
„Dear Andrew, with the brindled hair
Who glory to have thrown in air,
High over arm, the trembling reed,
By Ale and Kail, by Till and Tweed.“
Bk. I, To Andrew Lang.
„I love churches in Bombay…they make me think of shadow. Of footfall on stone. In England, churches preside over their habitat till they're gratuitous.“
— Amit Chaudhuri contemporary Indian-English novelist 1962
Friend of My Youth (2017)
„You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.“
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
— Keith Joseph British barrister and politician 1918 - 1994
Stockton Lecture ("Monetarism Is Not Enough") 1976
„Imagination over dogma, vulnerability over serenity, aspiration over obligation, comedy over tragedy, hope over experience, prophecy over memory, surprise over repetition, the personal over the impersonal, time over eternity, life over everything.“
Source: The Self Awakened: Pragmatism Unbound (2007), p. 237
„I would guess it didn't exactly represent a profile in courage for the vice president to wander over there to the F-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean, that's a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain't it?“
— Jack Cafferty American journalist 1942
On Brit Hume of Fox News Network interviewing Dick Cheney after he accidentally shooting Harry Whittington.
[The Washington Post, Caustic Commentator, 27 February 2006, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/26/AR2006022601486_2.html]
„If you are with the quality, or at a funeral, or trying to go to sleep when you ain't sleepy - if you are anywheres where it won't do for you to scratch, why you will itch all over in upwards of a thousand places.“
Source: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
„A diamond kite
On a diamond flight.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the moon, over the moon!“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Kick Inside (1978)