„I learned that the political is above the legal, that’s why when my advisors tell me, Evo, what you are doing is illegal, I say, if it is illegal, then do it legal, you have studied for that“
„Well you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry? Tell me what did you learn
From the Tillamook burn
Or the Fourth of July?
We're all gonna die“
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
Lyrics, Carrie and Lowell (2015), "Fourth of July"
„Where did you learn to do that so well?
Where did you learn to do that so well?
I guess that would be like kiss and tell.
If it's a secret, why did you show me?“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Song lyrics, Burn to Shine (1999), Suzie Blue.
— Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976
Lyrics, Morning View (2001)
„… it's not just learning that's important. It's learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things that matters.“
— Norton Juster American children's writer, academic, and architect 1929
— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995
Academy of Achievement interview (1991)
„Well, Milo learned HIS lesson. Pederasty acceptable only for refugees and illegals. Then libs will support you.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
2017, Ann Coulter accuses refugees and illegal immigrants of paedophilia in wake of Milo Yiannopoulos scandal 2017-02-21 The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ann-coulter-milo-yiannopoulos-refugees-illegal-immigrants-pederasty-twitter-boys-pedophiles-cpac-a7591496.html
„Just to prove that even the silliest idea can be pursued to its illogical conclusion, Legal Realism spawned Critical Legal Studies.“
— Alex Kozinski American judge 1950
A. Kozinski, What I Ate For Breakfast and Other Mysteries of Judicial Decision Making, 26 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 993 (1993). http://notabug.com/kozinski/breakfast.
„Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
1940s, "Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?" ; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 337.
„Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what." That's one of my favorite things to say. "So what." "My mother didn't love me." So what. "My husband won't ball me." So what. "I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what. I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.“
„While in Kyoto I tried to learn Japanese with a vengeance. I worked much harder at it, and got to a point where I could go around in taxis and do things. I took lessons from a Japanese man every day for an hour.
One day he was teaching me the word for "see." "All right," he said. "You want to say, 'May I see your garden?' What do you say?"
I made up a sentence with the word that I had just learned.
"No, no!" he said. "When you say to someone, 'Would you like to see my garden?' you use the first 'see.' But when you want to see someone else's garden, you must use another 'see,' which is more polite."
"Would you like to glance at my lousy garden?" is essentially what you're saying in the first case, but when you want to look at the other fella's garden, you have to say something like, "May I observe your gorgeous garden?" So there's two different words you have to use.
Then he gave me another one: "You go to a temple, and you want to look at the gardens…"
I made up a sentence, this time with the polite "see."
"No, no!" he said. "In the temple, the gardens are much more elegant. So you have to say something that would be equivalent to 'May I hang my eyes on your most exquisite gardens?"
Three or four different words for one idea, because when I'm doing it, it's miserable; when you're doing it, it's elegant.
I was learning Japanese mainly for technical things, so I decided to check if this same problem existed among the scientists.
At the institute the next day, I said to the guys in the office, "How would I say in Japanese, 'I solve the Dirac Equation'?"
They said such-and-so.
"OK. Now I want to say, 'Would you solve the Dirac Equation?'“
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
how do I say that?" "Well, you have to use a different word for 'solve,' " they say. "Why?" I protested. "When I solve it, I do the same damn thing as when you solve it!" "Well, yes, but it's a different word — it's more polite." I gave up. I decided that wasn't the language for me, and stopped learning Japanese. Part 5: "The World of One Physicist", "Would <U>You</U> Solve the Dirac Equation?", p. 245-246
„I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
„The critic asks me: 'So you are a Symbolist? I mean well and I would like to learn; why don't you explain Symbolism to me'.. I answer...'Well, my paintings probably speak Hebrew, which you do not understand, so there is no point in continuing the conversation.“
— Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903
1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 130: quote in 1898