— James Dickey American writer 1923 - 1997
„A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times; a dozen or two dozen times and he is great.“
“Reflections on Wallace Stevens”, p. 134; conclusion
Poetry and the Age (1953)
Contesto: How necessary it is to think of the poet as somebody who has prepared himself to be visited by a dæmon, as a sort of accident-prone worker to whom poems happen — for otherwise we expect him to go on writing good poems, better poems, and this is the one thing you cannot expect even of good poets, much less of anybody else. Good painters in their sixties may produce good pictures as regularly as an orchard produces apples; but Planck is a great scientist because he made one discovery as a young man — and I can remember reading in a mathematician’s memoirs a sentence composedly recognizing the fact that, since the writer was now past forty, he was unlikely ever again to do any important creative work in mathematics. A man who is a good poet at forty may turn out to be a good poet at sixty; but he is more likely to have stopped writing poems, to be doing exercises in his own manner, or to have reverted to whatever commonplaces were popular when he was young. A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times; a dozen or two dozen times and he is great.
— António de Oliveira Salazar Prime Minister of Portugal 1889 - 1970
Quoted in The fascist Salazar: Salazar and national-syndicalism: the story of a conflict, 1932-1935 - page 90, of John Medina - Published by Livraria Bertrand, 1978 - 249 pages
— Bashō Matsuo Japanese poet 1644 - 1694
Matsuo Bashō, Collected Haiku Theory, eds. T. Komiya & S. Yokozawa, Iwanami, 1951 (Unknown translator)
— Tony Banks British politician 1942 - 2006
"The wit and wisdom of Tony Banks" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4593562.stm, BBC News, 8 January 2006.
after a kiss-and-tell story appeared detailing how former Conservative minister David Mellor, his close friend and fellow Chelsea fan, wore football kit during sex.
„In a person's lifetime there may be not more than half a dozen occasions that he can look back to in the certain knowledge that right then, at that moment, there was room for nothing but happiness in his heart.“
— Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, libro Belles on Their Toes
Origine: Belles on Their Toes
— Philippa Gregory, libro The Constant Princess
Origine: The Constant Princess
— James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997
On the heroines of Tales of the South Pacific (1947) in Commercial Appeal (31 December 1951)
— Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967
Quote in 'Travelling Man', Time January 1948
1941 - 1967
— John Edensor Littlewood English Mathematician 1885 - 1977
"Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany", p. 24.
Littlewood's Miscellany (1986)
„The dullest was struck by the contrast between the harsh, taciturn, gloomy commander, and the pirate whose laugh was gusty and ready, who roared ribald songs in a dozen languages, guzzled ale like a toper, and—apparently—had no thought for the morrow.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
"The Pool of the Black One" (1933)
„Although the mutual laughter may seem six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, it is not. The Christian is profoundly mad merely by the standards of the world. To the world the wicked seem wise, but are mad in the sight of God. The Christian is touched by the Infinite and will not only have the last laugh at the end of time: even now he laughs more insanely than the worldlings.“
— Michael Andrew Screech 1926 - 2018
Origine: Laughter at the Foot of the Cross (1998), p. 73
„He was a man full of hatred … Che Guevara executed dozens and dozens of people who never once stood trial and were never declared guilty … In his own words, he said the following: "At the smallest of doubt we must execute." And that's what he did at the Sierra Maestra and the prison of Las Cabanas.“
— Armando Valladares American diplomat and former Cuban prisoner 1937
Armando Valladares, speaking about Che Guevara in "‘Che’ spurs debate, Del Toro walkout" in The Washington Times (27 January 2009) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/27/del-toro-walks-away-from-questions-on-che/print/
„Since the age of five I had been one of those people who was an indefatigable reader, more inclined to go off by myself with a book than do any of the dozens of things that children usually do to amuse themselves. I never aged out of it.“
— Anna Quindlen journalist, Novelist 1952
Origine: Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
L'homme est bien insensé. Il ne saurait forger un ciron, et forge des Dieux à douzaines.
Book II, Ch. 12
Essais (1595), Book II
Origine: The Complete Essays
— Franz Halder German general 1884 - 1972
August 1941, from "The World at War" - Page 129 - by Mark Arnold-Forster - World War, 1939-1945 - 1981
Sourced Encyclopedia of the Third Reich Louis L. Snyder
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
Variante: If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!
Origine: The Color of Magic
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
On her romance with John F. Kennedy quoted inThe Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys (1987) by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
— Ally Carter, libro Heist Society
Origine: Heist Society