„Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth-breather there is.“

"Cowboy Librarians" (13 December 1997)
A Prairie Home Companion
Quelle: Dusty and Lefty: The Lives of the Cowboys

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amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Radiomoderator 1942

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„I was an ugly kid. I worked in a pet store. People kept asking how big I get.“

—  Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004

Quelle: It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004), p. 17

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„A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Quoted in The Fine Art of Political Wit by Leon Harris (1964)

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„Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

As quoted in The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations (1998) by Connie Robertson.
Similar statements by others:
Mr. Hogg observed facetiously that interpreters were rather like politicians: they are people who approach every problem with an open mouth.
Quintin Hogg, as quoted in Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (1949) by Clyde Eagleton, p. 136.
Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
Arthur J. Goldberg, as quoted in Affronts, Insults and Indignities (1975) by Morris Mandel

„Only poor people are weird. Rich people are eccentric.“

—  Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo

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„People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.“

—  Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988

On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.

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„Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.“

—  Sigmund Freud, buch Die Zukunft einer Illusion

Variante: Where questions of religion are concerned, people are guilty of every possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanor.
Quelle: 1920s, The Future of an Illusion (1927), Ch. 6

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