„I don't like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible to get a pillar between me and the train. I don't like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second's action would end everything. A few drops of desperation.“
— Winston S. Churchill, libro The Second World War
The Second World War (1939–1945), Conversation with Lord Moran, August 14, 1944. Lord Moran, Winston Churchill: The Struggle for Survival, 1940-1965 (London: Constable & Company, 1966), p. 167.
„Although "jumping to conclusions" is an expression, rather than an activity, it is as dangerous as jumping off a cliff, jumping in front of a moving train, and jumping for joy. If you jump off a cliff, you have a very good chance of experiencing a painful landing unless there is something below you to cushion your fall, such as a body of water or an immense pile of tissue paper. If you jump in front of a moving train, you have a very good chance of experiencing a painful voyage unless you are wearing some sort of train-proof suit. And if you jump for joy, you have a very good chance of experiencing a painful bump on the head, unless you make sure you are standing someplace with very high ceilings, which joyous people rarely do. Clearly, the solution to anything involving jumping is either to make sure you are jumping to a safe place, or not to jump at all.“
— Daniel Handler, The Vile Village
The Vile Village (2001), Lemony Snicket
„All his life he [the American] jumps into the train after it has started and jumps out before it has stopped; and he never once gets left behind, or breaks a leg.“
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Character and Opinion in the United States (1920), "Materialism and Idealism" p. 175 ( Hathi Trust http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b3923968?urlappend=%3Bseq=191)
— Greta Gaines
"Whiskey Thoughts", on Whiskey Thoughts (2008) http://www.allmusic.com/album/whiskey-thoughts-mw0000787033 · Video at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEA4mjwRik&spfreload=10
„You can look out of your life like a train & see what you're heading for, but you can't stop the train.“
— Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985
Letter to Monica Jones, 22 October 1967
„It was his support and encouragement that had helped me to go abroad for training. He was great supporter of sports in general and his passing away is a big loss.“
— Sunil Dutt Hindi film actor 1929 - 2005
Sports person Joshna Chinnappa in page 69
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
„Late for work again today. Somebody was lying down on the job again. Will you people please stop jumping under my train? 'Ladies and gentlemen, there will be a slight delay while we hose the blood away.“
— Tod A American musician 1965
Lyrics, Cop Shoot Cop, "Got No Soul", Ask Questions Later (March 30, 1993).
„Collisions between fast and slow trains, moving in the same direction, are prevented by the application of the following rule: The conductor of a slow train will report himself to the Superintendent of Division immediately on arrival at a station where, by the time-table, he should be overtaken by a faster train; and he shall not leave that station until the fast train passes, without special orders from the Superintendent of Division.“
— Daniel McCallum Canadian engineer and early organizational theorist 1815 - 1878
Report of the Superintendent of the New York and Erie Railroad to the Stockholders (1856), p. 45: Cited in: "Railway Engineering in the United States" in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 13, November, 1858. p. 651
„Nobody on this planet had a range of passing like Paul Scholes. Training every day was a pleasure just watching him. Unbelievable career.“
— Paul Scholes English footballer 1974
http://twitter.com/#!/themichaelowen Michael Owen
— Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
The Art of Peace (1992), Context: One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Stage banter, 1993-12-31 at Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, in between "About a Girl" and "Lithium".