„Rome cut off the heads of Christians and they continued to reappear one way or another. Something similar happens with Marxists.“

Speech (10 November 1995), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."

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Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

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„It was an extraordinary display! Daily did this manner of slaughter and plundering proceed. And at night the shrieks of the women captives who were being raped, deafened the ears of the people…All those heads that had been cut off were built into pillars, and the captive men upon whose heads those bloody bundles had been brought in, were made to grind corn, and then their heads too were cut off. These things went on all the way to the city of Agra, nor was any part of the country spared.“

—  Ahmed Shah Durrani founder of the Durrani Empire, considered founder of the state of Afghanistan 1722 - 1772

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„Felicity is a continual progress of the desire from one object to another, the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter.“

—  Thomas Hobbes, book Leviathan

The First Part, Chapter 11, p. 47.
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Context: Felicity is a continual progress of the desire from one object to another, the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter. The cause whereof is that the object of man's desire is not to enjoy once only, and for one instant of time, but to assure forever the way of his future desire. And therefore the voluntary actions and inclinations of all men tend not only to the procuring, but also to the assuring of a contented life, and differ only in the way, which ariseth partly from the diversity of passions in diverse men, and partly from the difference of the knowledge or opinion each one has of the causes which produce the effect desired.

„There are ways in which poetry reaches the people who, for one reason or another, are walled off from it.“

—  Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980

Source: The Life of Poetry (1949), p. 109
Context: There are ways in which poetry reaches the people who, for one reason or another, are walled off from it. Arriving in diluted forms, serving to point up an episode, to give to a climax an intensity that will carry it without adding heaviness, to travel toward the meaning of a work of graphic art, nevertheless poetry does arrive. And in the socially accepted forms, we may see the response and the fear, expressed without reserve, since they are expressed during enjoyment which has all the sanctions of society.
Close to song, poetry reaches us in the music we admit: the radio songs that flood our homes, the juke-boxes, places where we drink and eat, the songs of work for certain occupations, the stage-songs we hear as ticketed audience.

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„Kong bites his head off in a PG13 kinda way“

—  Peter Jackson New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter 1961

A note in the 1996 script for 'King Kong quoted in USA Today http://www.angelfire.com/ri/KingKong33/mar05.html

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„As I have already said, there are but two alternatives, the way to Rome, and the way to Atheism.“

—  John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890

Apologia Pro Vita Sua [A defense of one's own life] (1864)

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