Quotes about making

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„It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.“

—  E.L. Doctorow novelist, editor, professor 1931 - 2015

On his writing style
Interview in Writers at Work (1988)
Variant: Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Source: Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews

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„It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940) edited by Bernard DeVoto

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„This freedom is what makes Street Art unique“

—  Clandestine Culture American artist 1970

Context: I can find inspiration from the Renaissance to the contemporary artists, but definitely the most influential movement in my career has been Street Art. The importance of Street Art comes from the fact that this art is available to everyone anywhere, is made from any media using any technique. Street Art lets you do whatever you want in the way you want and do it without asking anybody. This freedom is what makes Street Art unique.

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„He said nothing: seldom do those who are silent make mistakes.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

Source: Norse Mythology (2017), Chapter 4, “Mimir’s Head and Odin’s Eye” (p. 45)

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„Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.“

—  Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012

Source: The Second Sin (1973), P. 49.

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„Why do you sow where the field is eager to destroy the fruit? Where there are medicines of sterility? Where there is murder before birth? You do not even let a harlot remain a harlot, but you make her a murderess as well. Do you see that from drunkenness comes fornication, from fornication adultery, from adultery murder? Indeed, it is something worse than murder and I do not know what to call it; for she does not kill what is formed but prevents its formation. What then? Do you contemn the gift of God, and fight with His laws? What is a curse, do you seek as though it were a blessing? Do you make the anteroom of birth the anteroom of slaughter? Do you teach the woman who is given to you for the procreation of offspring to perpetrate killing? That she may always be beautiful and lovable to her lovers, and that she may rake in more money, she does not refuse to do this, heaping fire on your head; and even if the crime is hers, you are the cause. Hence also arise idolatries. To look pretty many of these women use incantations, libations, philtres, potions, and innumerable other things. Yet after such turpitude, after murder, after idolatry, the matter still seems indifferent to many men–even to many men having wives. In this indifference of the married men there is greater evil filth; for then poisons are prepared, not against the womb of a prostitute, but against your injured wife. Against her are these innumerable tricks, invocations of demons, incantations of the dead, daily wars, ceaseless battles, and unremitting contentions.“

—  John Chrysostom important Early Church Father 349 - 407

St. John Chrysostom, Homily 24 on the Epistle to the Romans [PG 60:626-27] https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2017/10/contraception-early-church-teaching-william-klimon.html

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„C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.“

—  Bjarne Stroustrup Danish computer scientist, creator of C++ 1950

Bjarne Stroustrup's FAQ: Did you really say that?, 2007-11-15 http://www.stroustrup.com/bs_faq.html#really-say-that,

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„I don't like girls who wear lots of make-up and you can't see their face. Some girls are beautiful but insecure and look much better without the make-up, but decide to put loads on. I like girls with nice eyes and a nice smile.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Quoted in MTV Justin Bieber: "Girls Look Better Without Make-Up" http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/justin-bieber/202740-justin-bieber, April 2010

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„I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he’s really sorry about it and people make mistakes and he’s never gonna do it again.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Referring to himself, during a skit on SNL’s the Miley Cyrus Show, as quoted in Huffington Post "Justin Bieber Apologizes For Smoking Weed On 'Saturday Night Live'" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/justin-bieber-apologizes-smoking-weed_n_2657314.html, February 2013

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„I'm a grounded person. I don't need security when I'm home as they know who I am. I live with my mum and tour with my dad… I'm just a regular 16-year-old kid. I make good grilled cheese and I like girls.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Interview with The Sun, as quoted by MTV http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/justin-bieber/201278-justin-bieber-my-world-20, March 2010

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„It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

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