„Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.“
Variant: Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
„my father asked.“If you build a tower in Lawrenceville, I will smash it, set it on fire, and salt the ground it stood on.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Source: Magic Shifts
— James N. Frey American writer 1943
Source: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling
„I'm sure that Nero didn't set fire to Rome. It was the Christian-Bolsheviks who did that, just as the Commune set fire to Paris in 1871 and the Communists set fire to the Reichstag in 1932.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
25 October 1941.
Disputed, (1941-1944) (published 1953)
Source: The Dresden Files, Blood Rites (2004), Chapter 1, Opening Line
— Cornel West African-American philosopher and political/civil rights activist 1953
Source: Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir
„At the same time the Sultãn thought that though ‘Sultãn Sikandar had led several expeditions for conquering the fort of Gwãlior and the country attached to it but met with no success.’ Consequently he sent ‘Ãzam Humãyûn, the governor of Karã, with 300,000 horsemen and 300 elephants for the conquest of Gwãlior… After some time the royal army laid a mine, filled it with gunpowder, and set fire to it. He entered the fort and took possession of it after the wall of the fort was breached. He saw there a bull made of brass, which the Hindûs had worshipped for years. In keeping with a royal order, the bull was brought to Delhî and placed at the Baghdãd Gate. It was still there till the reign of Akbar. The writer of this history saw it himself.“
— Nizamuddin Ahmad historian 1551 - 1594
Sultãn Ibrãhîm Lodî (AD 1517-1526) Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
„You cannot build a product that appeals to a diverse set of people without having a diverse set of people designing the product.“
— Steve Huffman American businessman 1983
Business Insider: "After a huge user revolt, nobody wanted to work at Reddit. 3 years later, the CEO explains how the 'front page of the internet' rebuilt the team." https://www.businessinsider.com/how-reddit-hired-engineers-after-revolt-ceo-steve-huffman-interview-2018-9 (9 September 2018)
„Isabelle: Do you want some soup?
Isabelle: Do you think Hodge will want some soup?
Jace: No one wants soup
Simon: I want some soup!
Jace: No, you don't. You just want to sleep with Isabelle“
Variant: Do you want any soup?"
"No," said Jace.
"Do you think Hodge will want any soup?"
"No one wants any soup."
"want some soup," Simon said.
"No you dont," said Jace. "You just want to sleep with Isabelle.
Source: City of Bones
— Fred Shero Former ice hockey player and coach 1925 - 1990
Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now
Sports Publishing L.L.C.
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970