„… oppression is as American as apple pie…“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Audre Lorde Foto
Audre Lorde3
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin 1934 - 1992

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Eugene Field Foto

„The best of all physicians
Is apple pie and cheese!“

—  Eugene Field, A Little Book of Western Verse

Apple Pie and Cheese, st. 5
A Little Book of Western Verse (1889)

„Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.“

—  Henry Schriver American politician 1914 - 2011

Cows, Kids, and Co-ops

Tom Lehrer Foto

„Oh, the poor folks hate the rich folks,
And the rich folks hate the poor folks.
All of my folks hate all of your folks,
It's American as apple pie.“

—  Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928

"National Brotherhood Week"
That Was the Year That Was (1965)

Carl Sagan Foto

„If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.“

—  Carl Sagan, buch Cosmos

Quelle: Cosmos (1980), p. 218

„Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world I can’t even finish my second apple pie.“

—  Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Quelle: Wall and Piece (2005)

„What's more American than violence?" Hayduke wanted to know. "Violence, it's as American as pizza pie.“

—  Edward Abbey, buch The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)

Eugene Field Foto
Arthur Stanley Eddington Foto

„In physics we have outgrown archer and apple-pie definitions of the fundamental symbols. To a request to explain what an electron really is supposed to be we can only answer, "It is part of the A B C of physics."“

—  Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944

The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we have removed the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is one of the greatest of our illusions. Later perhaps we may inquire whether in our zeal to cut out all that is unreal we may not have used the knife too ruthlessly. Perhaps, indeed, reality is a child which cannot survive without its nurse illusion. But if so, that is of little concern to the scientist, who has good and sufficient reasons for pursuing his investigations in the world of shadows and is content to leave to the philosopher the determination of its exact status in regard to reality. In the world of physics we watch a shadowgraph performance of the drama of familiar life. The shadow of my elbow rests on the shadow table as the shadow ink flows over the shadow paper. It is all symbolic, and as a symbol the physicist leaves it. Then comes the alchemist Mind who transmutes the symbols. The sparsely spread nuclei of electric force become a tangible solid; their restless agitation becomes the warmth of summer; the octave of aethereal vibrations becomes a gorgeous rainbow. Nor does the alchemy stop here. In the transmuted world new significances arise which are scarcely to be traced in the world of symbols; so that it becomes a world of beauty and purpose — and, alas, suffering and evil.
The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.

The Nature of the Physical World (1928)

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Jason Biggs Foto

„The American Pie success has been so wonderful for me, but it's also locked me into a certain type of role. It's limited my options.“

—  Jason Biggs American actor 1978

On debut in show Orange Is the New Black, interviewed in: — [December 4, 2014, http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/q-a-jason-biggs-changes-stripes-in-orange-is-the-new-black-20130710, Rolling Stone, Q&A: Jason Biggs Changes Stripes in 'Orange Is the New Black', July 10, 2013, James Sullivan]

Don McLean Foto

„As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie"“

—  Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945

As quoted in "What is Don McLean's song 'American Pie' all about?" at The Straight Dope (15 May 1993) http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/908/what-is-don-mcleans-song-american-pie-all-about
Kontext: As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie" I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the Holly reference in the opening stanzas. You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me. … Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.

David Mamet Foto

„We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.“

—  David Mamet, Boston Marriage

Quelle: Boston Marriage

Walter Reuther Foto

„Labor is not fighting for a larger slice of the national pie. Labor is fighting for a larger pie.“

—  Walter Reuther Labor union leader 1907 - 1970

We live in a world in which the common denominator that binds the human family together has been reduced to its simplest fundamental term—human survival.
Quelle: Writing in The New Republic, Vol. 114 (1946)

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Richard Rumelt Foto

„There may be "pie in the sky when you die" but how the pie is dished out on the ground has considerable existential relevance.“

—  Eric Wolf American anthropologist 1923 - 1999

Preface (1997), p. x.
Europe and the People Without History, 1982

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