„The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately“
— Zaman Ali Pakistani philosopher 1993
"Humanity", Ch.II "Ideologies: A way to live", Part IV
— Edwin H. Land American scientist and inventor 1909 - 1991
Address to Polaroid employees at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts (5 February 1960), as quoted in Insisting on the Impossible : The Life of Edwin Land (1998) by Victor K. McElheny, p. 198
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
Ch. XII : Work and Wealth in Athens, p. 277 http://books.google.com/books?id=l2wgAAAAMAAJ&q=%22no+man+who+is+in+a+hurry+is+quite+civilized%22&pg=PA277#v=onepage
„I think in our desire to create a better America, we have to have civilized debate in this country and not just yelling.“
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
„Urban life was thus founded upon the principle of deliberately confounding those who were not a part of it. Civilization was a strategy of exclusion.“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 16, “The Wild Hunt” (p. 287)
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
Attributed to Welles in Ebony magazine (August 1977) https://books.google.com/books?id=08sDAAAAMBAJ&q=%22men+created+civilization%22#v=snippet&q=%22men%20created%20civilization%22&f=false.
— Publilio Siro Latin writer 100
„We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.“
— John Perry Barlow American poet and essayist 1947
Context: Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate themselves by proposing laws, in America and elsewhere, that claim to own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories to accomplish. These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place us in the same position as those previous lovers of freedom and self-determination who had to reject the authorities of distant, uninformed powers. We must declare our virtual selves immune to your sovereignty, even as we continue to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts. We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: Lafferty deliberately creates the mythic effect through a technique I call effective arcanum, and that rather than examining his work with the conventional tools of science fiction criticism, we need to examine his system — firstly for our pleasure, and secondly so that we may re-create it (because the sign of an authentic religo-magical system is the power of the followers to reproduce the results). Don Webb, in "R. A. Lafferty: Effective Arcanum" at Revolution Science Fiction http://www.revolutionsf.com/article.php?id=1110
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
The First Part, Chapter 6, p. 28.