„Yes, sir. My battalion is famous for self-inflicted wounds and just to make sure I cracked my skull with a rifle butt as well and ran a bayonet into my groin.“
— Arnold Ridley Playwright, actor 1896 - 1984
On being asked by a doctor if the damage to his hand was self-inflicted.
Biography on Spartacus
„"Would you give my warmest regards to Sir Arthur Wellesley? Or Lord Wellington as we must now call him." "You know him, sir?" "Of course. We were at the Royal Academy of Equiation together, at Angers. It's strange, Major, how your greatest soldier was taught to fight in France."“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Colonel Michel Dubreton (French Army) and Major Richard Sharpe, p. 80
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Enemy (1984)
— Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226
„The single biggest impact a person can have on the Earth is driving a car, either driving a fuel-efficient car or just driving it less.“
— Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955
[NewsBank, Nye: We must all save the Earth, The Madison Courier, Madison, Indiana, February 21, 2009, Pat Whitney]
„I hope to-morrow will be a fine day, Lane.
It never is, sir.
Lane, you're a perfect pessimist.
I do my best to give satisfaction, sir.“
— Oscar Wilde, L'importanza di chiamarsi Ernesto
Origine: The Importance of Being Earnest
„I am against driving Israel into the sea. This policy is wrong, illogical, and unreasonable. Why annihilate a people?“
— Massoud Barzani Iraqi Kurdish politician 1946
On Israel's right to exist
Origine: Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=2&cid=1176152838812&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull April 2007
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Reply to Colonel Barnard E. Bee when he reported that the enemy were beating them back. At the First Battle of Bull Run (21 July 1861); as quoted in Stonewall Jackson As Military Commander (2000) by John Selby, p. 21
„I wish I were driving a blue 1952 Buick
or a dark blue 1942 Buick
or a blue 1932 Buick
over a cliff of hell and into the
— Charles Bukowski, libro Love Is a Dog from Hell
Origine: Love Is a Dog from Hell
„The Sea of Galilee gives and lives. The other sea gives nothing. It is named The Dead. There are two kinds of people in the world. There are two seas in Palestine.“
— Bruce Fairchild Barton American author, politician and advertising executive 1886 - 1967
"There are Two Seas" http://www.ciadvertising.org/student_account/spring_01/adv382j/suz/two_seas.htm, McCall's magazine (1928); reprinted in the Reader's Digest (1946)
Contesto: There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees spread their branches over it and stretch out their thirsty roots to sip of its healing waters... The Sea of Galilee receives but does not keep the Jordan. For every drop that flows into it another drop flows out. The giving and receiving go on in equal measure. The other sea is shrewder, hoarding its income jealously. It will not be tempted into any generous impulse. Every drop it gets, it keeps. The Sea of Galilee gives and lives. The other sea gives nothing. It is named The Dead. There are two kinds of people in the world. There are two seas in Palestine.
„The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought, for one would thereby dispense with man himself.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense (1873)
Contesto: The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought, for one would thereby dispense with man himself. This drive is not truly vanquished and scarcely subdued by the fact that a regular and rigid new world is constructed as its prison from its own ephemeral products, the concepts. It seeks a new realm and another channel for its activity, and it finds this in myth and in art generally. This drive continually confuses the conceptual categories and cells by bringing forward new transferences, metaphors, and metonymies. It continually manifests an ardent desire to refashion the world which presents itself to waking man, so that it will be as colorful, irregular, lacking in results and coherence, charming, and eternally new as the world of dreams. Indeed, it is only by means of the rigid and regular web of concepts that the waking man clearly sees that he is awake; and it is precisely because of this that he sometimes thinks that he must be dreaming when this web of concepts is torn by art.
„The sea has no renewal, no forgetting,
no variety of death,
is silent with the silence of a single note.“
— Basil Bunting Poet 1900 - 1985
from "Villon" (1930)
— Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné French noble 1626 - 1696
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
„There is no doubt that to our people, whether they live on the sea-coast, in the great towns, or inland, the Royal Navy is in some subtle way the repository of the spirit and the tradition of our nation.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1936/may/05/memorial-to-admiral-of-the-fleet-earl in the House of Commons (5 May 1936).