„We are in a great night of the world.“
Light (1919), Ch. XXII - Light
Kontext: We are in a great night of the world. The thing is to know if we shall wake up to-morrow. We have only one succor — we know of what the night is made. But shall we be able to impart our lucid faith, seeing that the heralds of warning are everywhere few, and that the greatest victims hate the only ideal which is not one, and call it utopian?
„It was as if this night were only one of thousands of nights, world without end, night curving into night to make a great arching line of which I couldn’t see the end, a night in which I roamed alone under cold, mindless stars.“
— Anne Rice, kniha Interview with the Vampire
Zdroj: Interview with the Vampire
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
On hearing the results of the 1992 general election (9 April 1992), as reported in The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt: Volume Two (2000) by Woodrow Wyatt.
„We were conscious of a great sense of excitement about the plan. Marshall himself was a great, great man — funny, odd but great — Olympian in his moral quality. We'd stay up all night, night after night. The first work ever done that I know about in economics on computers used the Pentagon's computers at night for the Marshall Plan. I had a tremendous sense of gratification from working so hard on it.“
— Charles P. Kindleberger American economic historian 1910 - 2003
On his involvement in development of the Marshall Plan, as quoted in "MIT Professor Kindleberger dies at 92", in MIT News (7 July 2003) http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2003/kindleberger
„Gibbons is a man full of pain and violence. On this night, there is a Witch's Sabbath in his heart. Storms are blowing his world to bits and great troubles are pounding him on a reef.“
— Ben Hecht American screenwriter 1894 - 1964
Angels Over Broadway (1940)
„That night your great guns, unawares,
Shook all our coffins as we lay,
And broke the chancel window-squares,
We thought it was the Judgement Day.“
— Thomas Hardy English novelist and poet 1840 - 1928
" Channel Firing http://www.love-poems.me.uk/hardy_channel_firing.htm" (1914), lines 1-4, from Satires of Circumstance (1914)
„The night below. We two. Crystal of pain.
You wept over great distances.
My ache was a clutch of agonies
over your sickly heart of sand.“
— Federico García Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director 1898 - 1936
Zdroj: Selected Poems
„Yeah, that came out of a reading. It was great. It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.“
— John Leguizamo Colombian and American actor, film producer, voice artist, and comedian 1964
John Leguizamo Talks About "Assault on Precinct 13", January 16, 2005.
„It is not in the bright, happy day, but only in the solemn night, that other worlds are to be seen shining in their long, long distances. And it is in sorrow — the night of the soul — that we see farthest, and know ourselves natives of infinity, and sons and daughters of the Most High.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 556.
— Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode
Music and Moonlight (1874), Ode
Kontext: With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down.
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
Daily Telegram #1224, Rogers Offers His Version Of The Economic Situation (27 June 1930)
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Ray Bradbury, kniha R Is for Rocket
Here There Be Tygers (1951)
R Is for Rocket (1962)
— John Donne, kniha Holy Sonnets
No. 13, line 1
Holy Sonnets (1633)
— Leó Szilárd Physicist and biologist 1898 - 1964
On the experiment at University of Chicago which indicated a nuclear chain reaction was possible, as quoted in "Some Szilardisms on War, Fame, Peace", LIFE magazine, Vol. 51, no. 9 (1 September 1961), p. 79
We turned the switch, we saw the flashes, we watched them for about ten minutes — and then we switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow...
As quoted in the Boston University Graduate Journal (1968)
We turned the switch, saw the flashes, watched for ten minutes, then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow.
As quoted in The Making Of The Atomic Bomb (1986) by Richard Rhodes
Kontext: All we had to do was lean back, turn a switch and watch a screen of a television tube. If flashes of light appeared on the screen it would mean that liberation of atomic energy would take place in our lifetime. We turned the switch, saw the flashes — we watched for about five minutes — then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for trouble.
„Wouldn't it be great if we all grew up to be what we wanted to be? The world would be full of nurses, firemen, and ballerinas.“
— Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
Saturday Night Live (1975)
„Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989), Farewell Address (1989)
Kontext: The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.
„It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.“
— Willa Cather, kniha Youth and the Bright Medusa
Youth and the Bright Medusa, "A Gold Slipper" (1920)