„Anything can happen in life, especially nothing.“

—  Michel Houellebecq, buch Plattform

Quelle: Platform

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„Nothing bad ever happens if you don't do anything.“

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„The world is teeming; anything can happen.“

—  John Cage, buch Silence: Lectures and Writings

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„Anything can happen in the sport of boxing.“

—  Floyd Mayweather Jr. American boxer 1977

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„In an infinite Universe anything can happen.“

—  Douglas Adams, buch The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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„We can not tolerate anything approaching a monopoly, especially in the necessaries of life, except on terms of such thoroughgoing governmental control as will absolutely safe guard every right of the public.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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Kontext: The greatest evils in our industrial system to-day are those which rise from the abuses of aggregated wealth; and our great problem is to overcome these evils and cut out these abuses. No one man can deal with this matter. It is the affair of the people as a whole. When aggregated wealth demands what is unfair, its immense power can be met only by the still greater power of the people as a whole, exerted in the only way it can be exerted, through the Government; and we must be resolutely prepared to use the power of the Government to any needed extent, even though it be necessary to tread paths which are yet untrod. The complete change in economic conditions means that governmental methods never yet resorted to may have to be employed in order to deal with them. We can not tolerate anything approaching a monopoly, especially in the necessaries of life, except on terms of such thoroughgoing governmental control as will absolutely safe guard every right of the public. Moreover, one of the most sinister manifestations of great corporate wealth during recent years has been its tendency to interfere and dominate in politics.

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„When anything can happen, everything matters.“

—  Ian McEwan, Saturday

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„It had to happen to you, to concentrate your whole life on one point, and then discover that you can do anything except live at that point.“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

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„Aw:North America|Anything in life is possible and YOU make it happen!“

—  Jack LaLanne American exercise instructor 1914 - 2011

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„If you try hard enough, anything can happen.“

—  Charlie Sifford professional golfer 1922 - 2015

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—  Larry Niven American writer 1938

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„A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.“

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„How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life“

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Variante: How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.
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: Yes, we are on our way back — not just by pure chance, my friends, not just by a turn of the wheel, of the cycle. We are coming back more soundly than ever before because we are planning it that way. Don't let anybody tell you differently.
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