„A version of the old fable about the king's nakedness may be helpful here. Public choice is like the small boy who said that the king really has no clothes. Once he said this, everyone recognized that the king's nakedness had been recognized, but that no-one had really called attention to this fact.“
— James M. Buchanan American economist 1919 - 2013
Public Choice: The Origins and Development of a Research Program (2003)
— Keith Richards British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
Source: Keith Richards: In His Own Words
„The rhythm of life here is different from that of Nigeria. I really liked the efficiency and accessibility of things here, the educational opportunities. And I was touched by the beauty and tolerance it has taken to fashion America. But, for instance, the thing about old people staying in "homes" away from home blew my mind. As did how little Americans know or want to know about life elsewhere…“
— Uwem Akpan Nigerian Jesuit priest and writer 1971
On the differences between living in Nigeria and the United States in “Uwem Akpan” https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/1576/uwem-akpan in Book Browse
„Isn't it dreadful? Here we are, two officers of the German General Staff, discussing how best to murder our commander in chief. It must be done. This is our only chance… Hitler must be cut down like a rabid dog.“
— Henning von Tresckow German general 1901 - 1944
1943. Roger Moorhouse, Killing Hitler, p. 249.
Source: The Last Olympian
— William Thomson British physicist and engineer 1824 - 1907
Letter to Robert Baldwin Hayward (1892), as quoted in Energy and Empire : A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin (1989) by Crosbie Smith and M. Norton Wise
„The conventional Big Bang theory does not say anything about what caused the expansion. It really is only a theory about the aftermath of a bang. In the scientific version of the Big Bang, the universe starts with everything already expanding, with no explanation of how that expansion started… So the Scientific version of the Big Bang theory is not really a theory of a bang, it's really a theory of the aftermath of a bang.“
— Alan Guth American theoretical physicist and cosmologist 1947
Lecture 1: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? Part I.
The Early Universe (2012)
— Don Stark American actor 1954
Interview from 1998 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823155/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm.
— Lauren Graham American actress, producer and novelist 1967
On the end of Gilmore Girls, while taping an interview for the May 8, 2007 Ellen DeGeneres Show
Gilmore's Graham: Cancellation Is "Best" for Show, TVGuide.com, 2007-05-04 http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Todays-News/Gilmores-Graham-Cancellation/800014283,
„[GPL] version 3 was not a good "here we give you version 2" and then we try to sneak in this new rules and try force everyone to upgrade; that was the part I disliked. The FSF did really sneaky stuff, downright immoral in my opinion.“
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
DebConf 14: Q&A with Linus Torvalds
DebConf 2014 Portland
Daniel Gillmore, Ana Guerrerero López.
„My father was a really good craftsman – he was a silversmith – so I grew up understanding how things were made. That’s something that’s easy to take for granted, but everything that has been made has been thought about, designed, and I think that growing up with an appreciation of the nature of objects was hugely influential to me.“
— Jonathan Ive English designer and VP of Design at Apple 1967
Vogue: "Quiet By Design: Naomi Campbell Interviews Jony Ive" (2 April 2018)
— Robert Kilroy-Silk British politician 1942
On being accused of hitting Jeremy Corbyn MP in 1985
Independent, 6 June 2004 http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/story.jsp?story=527488
„One, two, three like a bird I sing, 'cause you given me the most beautiful set of wings.
I'm so glad you're here today, 'cause tomorrow I might have to go and fly away. Fly away, fly away, fly away, fly away.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Last Dollar (Fly Away)
Song lyrics, Let It Go (2008)
Source: The Virgin Suicides
— Ed Harcourt British musician 1977
All Of Your Days Will Be Blessed
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019
On Peter Porter, 'Talking for Posterity' (Times Literary Supplement, May 14, 2010)
Essays and reviews
Context: [H]e could never have played the hero, because for him it was creativity itself that had the heroic status, beyond politics, beyond patriotism, beyond even personal happiness. It’s the reason why his work is like that. His poetry, so wonderful when it is really flying, isn’t trying to tell you how much he knows. It’s giving thanks for how much there is to be known.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
He llegado a un paso de todo. Y aquí me quedo, lejos de todo, un paso.