„Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this snow before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs.
I wonder how they feel tonight.“
— Stephen Chbosky, libro Ragazzo da parete
Origine: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„From early on, my father talked to me like an adult. One of the earliest things he did was teach me the Latin names of the parts of the body. He was very analytic. We had no money, but intellectual curiosity was encouraged, and my parents constantly talked with each other. This develops the brain. I remember listening and thinking, listening to voices talking, talking, talking. … My father died of cancer but lived long enough to see me famous, though not long enough to read my book fully. If he were alive I wouldn't be quite so outrageous, speaking about my sex life, for instance. I don't believe in embarrassing my family.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Playboy interview (May 1995)
„MRS ALLONBY I adore them. The clever people never listen, and the stupid people never talk.
HESTER I think the stupid people talk a great deal.
MRS ALLONBY Ah, I never listen!“
— Oscar Wilde, Una donna senza importanza
Origine: A Woman of No Importance
„I don't like to think of myself as a 'virgin'. I prefer to think of myself as 'sexually incomplete'. You know. Like I haven't finished the course yet.“
— Candace Bushnell, libro The Carrie Diaries
Origine: The Carrie Diaries
— Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946
— Ruth Rendell, libro A Judgement in Stone
Origine: A Judgement in Stone
„If I live to be a hundred--and I hope I do--I won't have time to read all the books I want to read, or talk to the people I want to know. Not party talk. That's a waste of time. Real talk.“
— Brian Keith actor 1921 - 1997
Brian Keith on trying to live a long life
— Vladimir Nabokov, libro Strong Opinions
"Foreword", p. 3.
Strong Opinions (1973)
„I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen. Thank you for reading.“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
Statement in response to allegations of sexual misconduct, "Louis C.K. Responds to Accusations: ‘These Stories Are True’" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/television/louis-ck-statement.html, New York Times, Nov 10, 2017.
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Letter to Constance Malleson (Colette), September 29, 1916
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Hablo pensando que no debiera hablar: así hablo.
„We teach them to speak and also to listen. Because when people only talk and don't listen, they end up thinking that what they say is the only thing that is worth anything. … Speaking and listening to words is how we know who we are, where we come from, and where our steps are going. Also it's how we know about others, their steps, and their world. Speaking and listening to words is like listening to life.“
— Subcomandante Marcos Mexican activist 1957
"I shit on all the revolutionary vanguards of this planet" http://www.csuchico.edu/zapatist/HTML/Archive/Communiques/etaJAN.html January, 2003
„Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk.“
— John Waters, Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters
Origine: Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters
„Actually I don't. I've never played with a bass player before, so I wouldn't even know. It wouldn't feel like it's missing, I just think it's normal … I prefer it that way so I only have to concentrate on Jack.“
— Meg White American musician 1974
When asked does she miss having a bass player in the band
Loder, Kurt (date unknown). "The White Stripes - At the Zoo with Kurt Loder" http://www.mtv.com/bands/w/white_stripes/news_feature_060603/ MTV.com (accessed June 6, 2006)
„I do not think that when one is speaking of hardships or benefits one can reasonably speak in terms of classes or social groups but only in terms of individuals.“
— John James Cowperthwaite British colonial administrator 1915 - 2006
March 29, 1963, page 135.
Official Report of Proceedings of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
Contesto: I should like to begin with a philosophical comment. I do not think that when one is speaking of hardships or benefits one can reasonably speak in terms of classes or social groups but only in terms of individuals.