„"What do you think?" "Sir?" "Frightening? Did you ever learn mathematics?" "Yes, sir." "So add up how many Frenchmen can actually use their muskets."“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Captain Richard Sharpe and Ensign Denny, commenting on an approaching French column, a formation that only allows the front rank to fire, p. 220
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Eagle (1981)
„Did you ever notice how many survivors they have? Did you ever notice that? Everybody — every time you turn around, 15,000 survivors meet here; 400 survivors convention there. I mean, did you ever notice? Nazis sure were inefficient, weren't they? Boy, boy, boy!…You almost have no survivors that ever say they saw a gas chamber or saw the workings of a gas chamber…. they'll say these preposterous stories that anybody can check out to be a lie, an absolute lie.“
— David Duke American White nationalist, white supremacist, writer, right-wing politician, and a former Republican Louisiana State R… 1950
Interview with Evelyn Rich (March 1985), on the Holocaust
— Tony Vigorito American writer 1950
Love and Other Pranks (2017)
„Did you ever fly a kite in bed?
Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?
Did you ever milk this kind of cow?
Well, we can do it. We know how.
If you never did, you should.
These things are fun and fun is good.“
— Dr. Seuss, kniha One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Zdroj: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
— Cormac McCarthy, kniha Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian (1985)
„Love is so painful, how could you ever wish it on anybody? And love is so essential, how could you ever stand in its way?“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Zdroj: Two Boys Kissing
„I don't know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano-Dijkstras.“
— Alan Kay computer scientist 1940
The Computer Revolution hasn't happend yet — 1997 OOPSLA Keynote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKg1hTOQXoY
„So he's got to have happiness,
he's got to have truth, too,
he's got to have eternity —
did you ever!“
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
"No End of Fun"
Poems New and Collected (1998), No End of Fun (1967)
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Zdroj: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Zdroj: The Complete Short Stories
„It is extraordinary how many emotional storms one may weather in safety if one is ballasted with ever so little gold.“
— William McFee American writer 1881 - 1966
Book I: The Suburb, Ch. X
Casuals of the Sea (1916)
— Ray Bradbury, kniha Fahrenheit 451
Zdroj: Fahrenheit 451
„I believe that fallen creatures perish, perish for ever, for only good can live, and good has not been theirs; but how durst men forge our Saviour's words "eternal death" into so horrible a meaning? And even if he did use other words, and seem to countenance such a meaning for them (and what witness have we that He did, except that of men whose ignorance or prejudice might well have interpreted these words wrongly as they did so many others?)“
— James Anthony Froude, kniha The Nemesis of Faith
The Nemesis of Faith (1849)