„Diane Sawyer: Do you agree the situation in Afghanistan is precarious and urgent?
McCain: Well, I think it‘s very serious. I think it‘s a serious situation.
Sawyer: Not precarious and urgent?
McCain: Oh, I don‘t know exactly—run through the vocabulary. But it‘s a very serious situation. But there‘s a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I‘m afraid that it‘s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
Good Morning America interview, after recent news that escalating insurgency and violent incidents had left around 2,500 people dead (over 700 of them civilians) since January of the same year in Afghanistan; 21 July 2008; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25799429/
„I think it's a disgrace for the international community that we have allowed so many conflicts to become frozen, and we are not making a serious effort to solve them.“
— Martti Ahtisaari Finnish politician and former President of Finland 1937
Telephone interview with Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org (10 October 2008) http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2008/ahtisaari-telephone.html
„Some people say that we ought to audit the Fed. Here's what I do know. The Federal Reserve already has so many internal audits it's ridiculous. I don't know why people think we're gonna learn this great amount of information by auditing the Federal Reserve. I think a lot of people are calling for this audit of the Federal Reserve because they don't know enough about it. There's no hidden secrets going on in the Federal Reserve to my knowledge.“
— Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945
The Neal Boortz Show
Radio, quoted in [Herman Cain: Federal Reserve Audit Unnecessary, 2011-10-10, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q18jMzTWJ9A]
„I think that science fiction can, by creating extreme situations and settings, draw out the essence of human relationships.“
— Makoto Shinkai Japanese anime director and former graphic designer 1973
Interviewed on Tested http://www.tested.com/art/movies/442545-2d-animation-digital-era-interview-japanese-director-makoto-shinkai/
About Your Name
„Basically I'm a very serious person, but I think the form it takes with me is comedy. I see the amusing side of all potentially pompous situations.“
— Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004
BBC obituary (2004)
„People reserve their best thinking for their professional specialties and, next in line, for serious matters confronting the alert citizen —economics, politics, the disposal of nuclear waste, etc. The day’s work done, they want to be entertained.“
— Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
Origine: Introduction to The Closing of the American Mind (1988), p. 16
„We have nothing against the dollar, and I don't think China has anything against it either. But we believe that a modern currency system should be better balanced, so that when one of the currencies is sagging, this should be compensated by other global reserve currencies.“
— Dmitry Medvedev Russian Prime Minister and former president 1965
„I still think Keynesian economics is extremely important, and if anybody didn’t think so, this crisis should have made them rethink.“
— Stanley Fischer American economist 1943
Stanley Fischer, quoted in Dylan Matthews, "Stan Fischer saved Israel’s economy. Can he save America’s?" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/15/stan-fischer-saved-israels-economy-can-he-save-americas/, washingtonpost.com, 2013/02/15
„I think it is time for us to ensconce him in the rocking chair up there that we reserve for senior members of the chamber.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
2013, Speech: Nomination of Senator Ralph Recto as Senate Pro Tempore
„Aimee Teegarden: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U. S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?
Caitlin Upton: I personally believe that U. S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should—our education over here in the U. S. should help the U. S., uh, or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq, and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.“
— Caitlin Upton American model 1989
2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant, 24 August 2007<sup> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww</sup>
The Yale Book of Quotations designated the response the second most memorable quote of 2007<sup> http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/12/19/us-quotes-odd-idUSN1959512020071219</sup>
Upton won the 2007 World Stupidity Award for the Stupidest Statement of the Year<sup> https://web.archive.org/web/20090106013000/http://www.stupidityawards.com/Stupidest_Statement_of_the_Year.html</sup>
„The Three Kinds of Pride are: (1) thinking I am better than the other(s); (2) thinking I am worse than the other(s); and (3) thinking I am just as good as the other(s).“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Origine: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
— Gillian Flynn, libro Dark Places
Origine: Dark Places
„I don’t think we as a party should let China and Russia stop international action to save lives in Syria … Three times they have vetoed action in Syria, and each time the crisis has escalated and escalated.“
— Jo Cox UK politician 1974 - 2016
Speaking on BBC Daily Politics show — UK 'should enforce Syria no-fly zone even if Russia vetoes UN resolution' https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/12/uk-should-be-prepared-enforce-syria-no-fly-zone-russian-veto-un-isis-assad (12 October 2015)
„We cannot develop unless we enjoy both internal and external freedom: even the freedom of thinking about freedom.“
— Tigran Sargsyan Economist, politician 1960
Speech (11 December 2010), at official site of the Government of the Republic of Armenia http://www.gov.am/en/speeches/1/item/3114/
„When I was a child, I used to think that rabbits were gnomes, and that if I held my breath and stayed quite still, I should see the fairy queen.". Indicating with a reserved gesture that this was just the sort of loony thing I should have expected her to think as a child, I returned to the point.“
— P.G. Wodehouse, libro Right Ho, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves (1934)
„Camus [five_questions]said there is only really one serious philosophical question, which is whether or not to commit suicide. I think there are four or five serious philosophical questions:
The first one is: Who started it?
The second is: Are we going to make it?
The third is: Where are we going to put it?
The fourth is: Who's going to clean up?
And the fifth: Is it serious?“
— Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973
Out Of Your Mind (2004), Audio lecture 1: The Nature of Consciousness: A Game That's Worth The Candle
— TotalBiscuit British game commentator 1984 - 2018
WTF Is…? series, Guise of the Wolf (January 26, 2014), Research stream
„We [the U. S. ] think nothing…of attempting to inflict upon other peoples forms of government ill-tailored to their needs.“
— Ralph Peters American military officer, writer, pundit 1952
Origine: 2000s, Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World (2002), p. 218
— Robert Greene, libro The 48 Laws of Power
Origine: The 48 Laws of Power