„The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world.“
Steven Keith (December 26, 2007) "The Food Guy Food, how do I love thee?", Charleston Daily Mail, p. P1D.
„Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.“
— Guy Debord French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker and founding member of the Situationist International (SI) 1931 - 1994
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1910s, A Treatise on Parents and Children (1910)
Kontext: A nation should always be healthily rebellious; but the king or prime minister has yet to be found who will make trouble by cultivating that side of the national spirit. A child should begin to assert itself early, and shift for itself more and more not only in washing and dressing itself, but in opinions and conduct; yet as nothing is so exasperating and so unlovable as an uppish child, it is useless to expect parents and schoolmasters to inculcate this uppishness. Such unamiable precepts as Always contradict an authoritative statement, Always return a blow, Never lose a chance of a good fight, When you are scolded for a mistake ask the person who scolds you whether he or she supposes you did it on purpose, and follow the question with a blow or an insult or some other unmistakable expression of resentment, Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders, are just as important as those of The Sermon on the Mount; but no one has yet seen them written up in letters of gold in a schoolroom or nursery.
„Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have courage to complain, that's their problem.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Zdroj: Veronika Decides to Die
„Time is a jewel more worth than a world. Time is not yours to dispose of as you please; it is a glorious talent that men must be accountable for as well as any other talent.“
— Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680
The Hypocrite Detected, Anatomized
„It's odd. Fifty percent of me feels it's the right time to be closing this. The other 50 percent of me is saying it's more than a show. It's a group of people that love each other. It's a group of people that come together every day trying to make America laugh, and what better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
On the end of the television program Friends – Susan Young (May 6, 2004) "Adios, amigos: ' Friends ' signs off after a decade of good times", Alameda Times-Star.
„… well over half of the time you spend working on a project (on the order of 70 percent) is spent thinking, and no tool, no matter how advanced, can think for you. Consequently, even if a tool did everything except the thinking for you – if it wrote 100 percent of the code, wrote 100 percent of the documentation, did 100 percent of the testing, burned the CD-ROMs, put them in boxes, and mailed them to your customers – the best you could hope for would be a 30 percent improvement in productivity. In order to do better than that, you have to change the way you think.“
— Fred Brooks American computer scientist 1931
As quoted [paraphrased] from * http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-07-1999/jw-07-toolbox.html
„It seems to me that the German people can - pointedly - tolerate 5 percent price increase better than 5 percent unemployment.“
— Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
Interview with Helmut Schmidt on the 27. July 1972 in Bonn, partly printed in the Süddeutsche Zeitung of 28. July 1972 (nr. 171), p. 8
— Patrick Stump American musician 1984
Friends or Enemies.com
„In 1970, the developed nations had twice as big a share of the global population as the Muslim world: 30 percent to 15 percent. By 2000, they were at parity: each had about 20 percent.
And by 2020?“
— Mark Steyn, kniha America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It
Zdroj: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (2006), p. xv
„There are certain outfits you have that make you feel good every time you wear them, and then there are outfits where you wore them too many times in a row because you liked them so much, and now they just feel like garbage.“
— Jenny Han, kniha To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Zdroj: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
— John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982
“The Bella Lingua” in The Brigadier and the Golf Widow (1964).
„Sometimes there’s nothing better in the world than talking to another creative person about where you are, because you may feel like you’re floating in outer space a lot of the time.“
— Mary H.K. Choi American author and journalist
On communicating with other like-minded individuals in “Mary H.K. Choi, Author of ‘Emergency Contact’ (Interview)” https://ilymag.com/2018/05/08/mary-h-k-choi-author-of-emergency-contact-interview/ in Ily Magazine (2018 May 8)
„If you examine your thoughts for five minutes at various times during the day for several times a month, you will indeed receive a correct impression of the kind of life you have arranged for yourself in the next existence. If you are not pleased with what you discover, then you had better begin changing the nature of your thoughts and feelings.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Zdroj: Seth Speaks (1972), p. 172
„There is a red and angry world…
Red things happen there.
The world eats your wife…
Eats your friends…
Eats all the things… that make you human…
And you become a monster.
And the world… just keeps on eating.“
— Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953
Swamp Thing (1983–1987)
„Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Quoted, The Great Gatsby (1925)
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
As quoted in The Roosevelt I Knew (1946) by Frances Perkins, p. 5