„I like to think of criticism as the highest intellectual effort that mankind is capable of, and above all, I like to think of self-criticism as the most difficult attainment of an educated man.“
— Lin Yutang Chinese writer 1895 - 1976
"The Function of Criticism at the Present Time", in The China Critic, Vol. III, no. 4 (23 January 1930), p. 81
„The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
„Now I know the public’s perception is equally important and I am willing to hold myself to the highest moral standards.“
— Wang Ju-hsuan Taiwanese politician 1961
Wang Ju-hsuan (2015) cited in " Wang vows to move out of controversial housing http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/11/27/2003633429" on Taipei Times, 27 November 2015.
„I expect one of the prices we pay for democracy is there are going to be differences. We pay a price but we get something very important in return.“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
Speaking on his support for President Johnson in the upcoming presidential election (March 17, 1967), as quoted in "I'll Campaign For Johnson," Says Kennedy" http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1967/03/18/page/39/article/ill-campaign-for-johnson-says-kennedy
„The most important thing is not the work I can do for God. The most important thing is to make God the most important thing.“
— Phil Vischer American puppeter 1966
Keynote speech at Christian Management Association conference in Denver, Colorado (March 2006)
„I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„On certain occasions, the eyes of the mind can supply the want of the most powerful telescopes, and lead to astronomical discoveries of the highest importance.“
— François Arago French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician 1786 - 1853
Laplace, p. 347.
„Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach.“
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
Interview with Walter Harris in 1960 reported in The Times (26 May 2009).
— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
Context: I think comedy is the most difficult thing in the world, I really do. One can always lament, you know — but to laugh in the face of life, that's very hard. And for me the great tragedian should also be a great comedian.
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Context: I was madly in love with Hollywood. … I was so blindly and madly in love with the film and radio business in Hollywood that I didn't realize what a pest I was. George no doubt thought he could get me off his back by using my words for one of the eight-line vignettes he had Gracie close their broadcasts with. I wanted to live that special life forever. When that summer was over, I stopped my inner time clock at the age of 14. Another reason I became a writer was to escape the hopelessness and despair of the real world and enter the world of hope I could create with my imagination. … And strangely enough, my parents never protested. They just figured I was crazy and that God would protect me. Of course back then you could go around town at night and never risk getting mugged or beaten up.
„It's not important to me to make other people at ease. I am difficult, but that's 'cause I don’t really give a fuck.“
— Amy Winehouse English singer and songwriter 1983 - 2011
Blender, Almost Famous: Amy Winehouse http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?ID=2565&src=cl44, April 2007
„[In this we may expect the article to be sold to] "the most eager buyer at a price which is just about the highest he is willing to pay, for in this case the most eager buyer does not know what prices the other buyers are willing to give [and] … each buyer fear that someone may slip in ahead of him.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
p. 42 as cited in: Vernon L. Smith (1991) Papers in Experimental Economics. p. 516