„This was a big storm and he might as well enjoy it. It was ruining everything, but you might as well enjoy it“

—  Ernest Hemingway, buch Wem die Stunde schlägt
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„You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war.“

—  William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
1860s, 1864, Letter to the City of Atlanta (September 1864), Context: You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.

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„Ever'body might be just one big soul,
Well it looks that a-way to me.“

—  Woody Guthrie American singer-songwriter and folk musician 1912 - 1967
Context: p>Ever'body might be just one big soul, Well it looks that a-way to me. Everywhere that you look, in the day or night, That's where I'm a-gonna be, Ma, That's where I'm a-gonna be.Wherever little children are hungry and cry, Wherever people ain't free. Wherever men are fightin' for their rights, That's where I'm a-gonna be, Ma. That's where I'm a-gonna be.</p "Tom Joad" (1940) http://web.archive.org/20020319170819/www.geocities.com/nashville/3448/tomjoad.html, a ballad based on the character Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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„Alex, you just enjoy watching because he's like a bull in a china shop. And he does everything. He's got all the great skills, and he can run over you as well.“

—  Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
About, Bruce Boudreau, interview in Jill Painter (November 20, 2008) "The Pursuit of Happiness: Whether On or Off the Ice, Washington's Ovechkin Always Enjoys Himself", Los Angeles Daily News, p. C1.

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„I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
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„Being called a musical genius was a cross to bear. Genius is a big word. But if you have to live up to something, you might as well live up to that.“

—  Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
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„Whatever you might say the object "is", well it is not.“

—  Alfred Korzybski Polish scientist and philosopher 1879 - 1950
Science and Sanity (1933), Context: "Say whatever you choose about the object, and whatever you might say is not it." Or, in other wordsː "Whatever you might say the object "is", well it is not." This negative statement is final, because it is negative. p. 35.

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—  T.C. Boyle American novelist and short story writer 1948
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The present well, and e'en the past enjoy.“

—  Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
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—  Sonny Bill Williams New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer 1985
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