— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„Anyone who wishes to stay in Bangladesh will have to talk to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.“
Shouting out aloud during proceedings of the Agartala conspiracy trial. It was in response to a journalist, to whom he was whispering, who told him that it was inappropriate to talk under the watch of undercover officers. http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2008/08/04/chintito.htm
„Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
„Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you. “
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
„Men who have a tempestuous inner life and do not seek to give vent to it by talking or writing are simply men who have no tempestuous inner life.
Give company to a lonely man and he will talk more than anyone.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
This Business of Living (1935-1950)
— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
Source: The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
„Even when the problem of the access to technology is solved so that anyone who wishes can have access to technology, there still remains a problem.“
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
"Neil Postman Ponders High Tech" at Online Newshour : Online Forum (17 January 1996)
Context: Even when the problem of the access to technology is solved so that anyone who wishes can have access to technology, there still remains a problem. For example, just about anyone has access to a public library (at least in America). In that library we find the greatest, most profound, most illuminating literature that human beings have so far produced. Do most people read these books? Have you read Cervantes? Have you read the sonnets of Shakespeare? Have you read Hegel or Nietzsche? Their books are in the library, you have access to them, why have you not familiarized yourself with this literature? (Even if you have, I think you will agree that most people have not. Why?)
„Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.“
— Viola Spolin American academic and acting theorist 1906 - 1994
Improvisation for the Theater (1963), page 3
Context: Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.' We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking and crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. 'Talent' or 'lack of talent' have little to do with it.
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Lectures on the English Poets http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16209/16209.txt (1818), Lecture VIII, "On the Living Poets"
„That was a good day for me," Skulduggery said. "I didn't have to hit anyone. I didn't have to shoot anyone. I just sat around and talked to my good friend and partner, Valkyrie Cain.“
— Derek Landy Irish children's writer 1974
Source: Death Bringer
Source: The Lover's Dictionary
— George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832
The Birth of Flattery, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Have you talked to North?" he said.
"Yes," she said. "I asked him to get us cable."
"I wish you weren't talking to him."
"I'd talk to Satan to get cable," Andie said.“
— Jennifer Crusie American writer 1949
Source: Maybe This Time
„All of them who need to tell ladies to stop talking about sports and stay on the sidelines, because we are baby-making machines.“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Books, FEMINISM
„Leave off wishing to deserve any thanks from anyone, or thinking that anyone can ever become grateful.“
LXXIII, lines 1–2
Original: (la) Desine de quoquam quicquam bene velle mereri,
Aut aliquem fieri posse putare pium.
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
Source: Chelsea Morning [With] CD
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964), Ballad of Hollis Brown
„On Judgement Day, those who think such talk is 'fear mongering' will find out that it's not. It is simply the truth, and they will wish to God (understatement) that they had obeyed the Gospel.“
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)
Source: The Angel's Game
— Ernest Rutherford New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist 1871 - 1937
As quoted by John Kendrew in "J.D. Bernal and the Origin of Life," BBC Radio Talk (26 July 1968), and in Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition http://books.google.com/books?id=vqTNfnKJVPAC&lpg=PA663&dq=rutherford%20%22shell%20at%20a%20piece%20of%20tissue%22&pg=PA662#v=onepage&q=rutherford%20%22shell%20at%20a%20piece%20of%20tissue%22&f=false by John Daintith, p. 662