„The Eskimos live among ice all their lives but have no single word for ice.“

Man: His first Million Years, (1957); this quote begins the penultimate chapter of Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan

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British-American anthropologist 1905 - 1999

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„Be able to sell ice-cubes to Eskimos – you may have to!“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Source: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), p.65

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„Eternity is a glorious word but eternity is ice.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Eternity and Eternity,” p. 32
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„Fire to my ice. Ice to my fever.“

—  Karen Marie Moning author 1964

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„And yet I strove — and I was fire
And ice — and fire and ice were one
In one vast hunger of desire.“

—  Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943

Young Adventure (1918), The Quality of Courage
Context: p>The iron ice stung like a goad,
Slashing the torn shoes from my feet,
And all the air was bitter sleet. And all the land was cramped with snow,
Steel-strong and fierce and glimmering wan,
Like pale plains of obsidian.
— And yet I strove — and I was fire
And ice — and fire and ice were one
In one vast hunger of desire.</p

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„There's something moving
Under, under the ice,
Moving under ice,
Through water,
Trying to get out of the cold water.
"It's me."“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Something, someone — help them.
"It's me."
Song lyrics, Hounds of Love (1985), The Ninth Wave

„Bring ice, thanks, Agnes“

—  Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004

as quoted by Olivia Laing, in 'Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert' https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/may/22/agnes-martin-the-artist-mystic-who-disappeared-into-the-desert, The Guardian, 22 May 2015
In June 1974, she appeared out of the blue at Pace gallery [in New York] and asked if they'd like to show her new work. She invited Glimcher to come to Mexico and view it, posting him a hand-drawn map, at the bottom of which she had scrawled 'bring ice thanks Agnes'. When he arrived she showed him five new paintings, made of either horizontal or vertical stripes in ice blue and red so watered it was barely pink. At 62, Martin had found a new visual language

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„Ice and iron cannot be welded.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894

Weir of Hermiston http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext95/weirh10.txt (1896).

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„All this ice got me feelin like a polar bear.“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982

Official Mix tapes, The Leak (2007)

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„It's like a child who is used to having ice cream whenever he wants.“

—  Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal (6 November 2004) http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2004/nov/08/match.sport10?INTCMP=SRCH
Context: It's like a child who is used to having ice cream whenever he wants. When it doesn't come when he asks he tends to get confused and nervous.

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„Jackson has broken the ice for us.“

—  Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997

Quote from Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 130.
De Kooning's comment on Pollock's drip paintings, first shown at Betty Parsons gallery, 1948

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