„Guns, she was reminded then, were not for girls. They were for boys. They were invented by boys. They were invented by boys who had never gotten over their disappointment that accompanying their own orgasm there wasn't a bigsound.“

Quelle: Like Life

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Lorrie Moore
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1957

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—  Redd Foxx American comedian and actor 1922 - 1991

As quoted in More Sex Talk : A New Collection of Ribald, Raunchy, and Provocative Quotations (2002) by James Wolfe, p. 114; similar lines were also used in the comedic routines of Rodney Dangerfield.

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„You know we were in the Argonne Forest twenty-eight days, and had some mighty hard fighting in there. A lot of our boys were killed off.“

—  Alvin C. York United States Army Medal of Honor recipient 1887 - 1964

On how he came to be known as "Sergeant York" when he was still technically only a corporal, as quoted in Sergeant York And His People (1922) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19117 by Sam K. Cowan, Ch. I : A Fight In The Forest Of The Argonne.
Kontext: You know we were in the Argonne Forest twenty-eight days, and had some mighty hard fighting in there. A lot of our boys were killed off. Every company has to have so many sergeants. They needed a sergeant; and they jes' took me.

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„If you were half as funny as you thought you were, my boy, you'd be twice as funny as you are.“

—  Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments

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„They were a traumatized lot, those boys. And I just felt frivolous.“

—  William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948

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Kontext: Consequently, when I got to Toronto, much to my chagrin, I really, really couldn't handle hanging out with the American draft dodgers. There was too much clinical depression. Too much suicide. Too much hardcore substance abuse. They were a traumatized lot, those boys. And I just felt frivolous.

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„When I had asked why they were taking English, a boy said: "To help us in real life."“

—  Bel Kaufmanová, buch Up the Down Staircase

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