A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
„The first ten million years were the worst," said Marvin, "and the second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million years I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline.“
Source: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
„A group of women around a shattered man.
I said with a smile: Let's call him Qais, Laila's mad lover.
The termperature sank abruptly.
Never in my life did I see eyes like those with trailing dresses.
The moment I left him they had, of course, to come after me.
And there they waited for me, one after the other.
I was in a rural city, a strange place on the banks of a river.
And even without my smiling, the shattered man had tired me.
It was in the old house that our meeting took place, and my jokes turned into blood.
I killed them with classic boredom.“
— Ounsi el-Hajj Lebanese poet, journalist, and translator 1937 - 2014
An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry, p. 75
„…you are being the usual slimy hypocritical asshole… You may have had value ten years ago, but people will see that you don't anymore.“
— Theo de Raadt systems software engineer 1968
[Re: Real men don't attack straw men, MARC, openbsd-misc (Mailing list), http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=119767647608165, 2007-12-14, 2017-04-20]
To Richard Stallman
„Ten years after NAFTA, Mexico's leading export to America is still — Mexicans. America is becoming Mexamerica.“
— Patrick Buchanan American politician and commentator 1938
2010s, Where the Right Went Wrong (2004)
„Once I said to Konev, "You've made ten demands at this Council meeting that we can't meet. But suppose I should say, 'All right. We agree to all ten demands.' Then what would you do?" "Tomorrow," he said, "I'd have ten new ones."“
— Mark W. Clark American general 1896 - 1984
Source: From the Danube to the Yalu (1954), p. 493
— Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949
Transfers, (2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/funny_old_game/6366009.stm
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
„We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or they will crush us.“
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
Speech "The Tasks of Economic Executives" (4 February 1931) http://marx2mao.com/Stalin/TEE31.html Stalin said this in 1931, at the beginning of the rapid industrialization campaign. Ten years later, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
„I'm iron. I lasted through ten years of war, and now I can last through this. It's true, it's not good for the nerves.“
— Sepp Dietrich German SS commander 1892 - 1966
To Leon Goldensohn, February 28, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" - by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 280
„The meeting of their shadows or that meet
In a book in a barrack, a letter from Malay.
But your war ends. And after it you return“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Give Pleasure
„I think that if I’m still here in ten thousand years, I’m going to be crazy as hell. Ten thousand years, pal! Ten thousand years ago, the state-of-the-art was a goat. You really think you’re going to be anything recognizably human in a hundred centuries?“
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003)
— Lobão Brazilian musician 1957
From the lyrics of his song Vida Louca, Vida (Life, Crazy Life)
„A moment ago a deputy of the communist party pleaded for the abortion of developing life. … In Russia there has been a soviet rule for ten years already. … Where is the promised paradise after these ten years? Where is the foretold happiness? Is that supposed to be the happiness that in Russia the abortion has been legalized?“
— Julius Streicher German politician 1885 - 1946
Vorhin ist eine Abgeordnete der Kommunistischen Partei in ihrer Rede für die Abtreibung des keimenden Lebens eingetreten. … In Rußland besteht seit zehn Jahren die Sowjetherrschaft. … Wo ist nach diesen zehn Jahren das vielgepriesene Paradies geblieben? Wo ist das verheißene Glück? Besteht vielleicht das Glück darin, daß in Rußland die Möglichkeit der Abtreibung zum Gesetz erhoben wurde?
02/22/1929, speech in the Bavarian regional parliament ("Kampf dem Weltfeind", Stürmer publishing house, Nuremberg, 1938)
„Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.“
— William F. Buckley Jr. American conservative author and commentator 1925 - 2008
„I spent the first ten years of my life in Germany, the following ten in Paris, the following ten between Argentine and Uruguay.“
— Albert Caraco French-Uruguayan philosopher 1919 - 1971
The man of letters, p. 207-208 ; as cited in: Philippe Billé. Remarks about Albert Caraco http://www.thephora.net/forum/showthread.php?t=50584. at thephora.net, 05-26-2009