— Kalki Krishnamurthy writer 1899 - 1954
Sivakozhundu of Tiruvazhundur (1939), Context: It is natural for a train to run on its tracks. We get into a train because we believe that it will do that. But once in a while the train runs off the rails, and there’s an accident. Those who don’t actually witness such a happening can say, “No train will run off the rails, it is unnatural for it to do so”.
— Kalki Krishnamurthy writer 1899 - 1954
„On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.“
— Philip K. Dick, VALIS
VALIS (1981), Context: For each person there is a sentence — a series of words — which has the power to destroy him … another sentence exists, another series of words, which will heal the person. If you're lucky you will get the second; but you can be certain of getting the first: that is the way it works. On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.
— Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1918 - 1980
1960s, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 41
— Aaron Weiss
Catch For Us The Foxes (2004), Carousels.
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000), p. 36.
„Now life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for the training of a mere beginner.“
— Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990
The Conduct Of Life (1951), Context: Now life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for the training of a mere beginner. In life, we must begin to give a public performance before we have acquired even a novice's skill; and often our moments of seeming mastery are upset by new demands, for which we have acquired no preparatory facility. Life is a score that we play at sight, not merely before we have divined the intentions of the composer, but even before we have mastered our instruments; even worse, a large part of the score has been only roughly indicated, and we must improvise the music for our particular instrument, over long passages. On these terms, the whole operation seems one of endless difficulty and frustration; and indeed, were it not for the fact that some of the passages have been played so often by our predecessors that, when we come to them, we seem to recall some of the score and can anticipate the natural sequence of the notes, we might often give up in sheer despair. The wonder is not that so much cacophony appears in our actual individual lives, but that there is any appearance of harmony and progression.
„Would you send your children into any hostile environment like the moon, a battlefield, or the bottom of the ocean without proper protection? To send them to the bottom of the ocean without properly working equipment like a submarine or scuba gear would be murder. The same would be true about sending them into battle or to the moon without training and protection. Be sure they are properly trained and equipped to handle the errors they are sure to face in the public school system.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Are you being brainwashed?: Propaganda in science textbooks (2007), p. 27
„An extension of Planck's ideas, due to Prof. Niels Bohr of Copenhagen, went on to suggest that… the ultimate particles of matter would be seen to move not like railway trains running smoothly on tracks, but like kangaroos hopping about in a field.“
— James Jeans British mathematician and astronomer 1877 - 1946
Physics and Philosophy (1942)
„Dreams are funny like that. You want something so desperately, you somehow get it, then just as suddenly it's over. Like running races--all that training for a couple of minutes on the track. The secret, I've learned, is to appreciate the process.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
2000s, Three Weeks with My Brother (2004), Nicholas Sparks, Chapter 12, p. 206
„At Barca we trained every day with the ball. I hardly even took a step running without a ball at my feet.“
— Lionel Messi Argentine association football player 1987
„Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.“
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
1950s, As quoted in TIME magazine (6 October 1952)
„Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering-pot and pruning-knife.“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
"Life of Sir James Mackintosh" in Papers on Literature and Art (1846), p. 50.