„On the independence of irrelevant alternatives: Morgenbesser, ordering dessert, is told by the waitress that he can choose between apple pie and blueberry pie. He orders the apple pie. Shortly thereafter, the waitress comes back and says that cherry pie is also an option; Morgenbesser says "In that case I'll have the blueberry pie."“
— Sidney Morgenbesser American philosopher 1921 - 2004
Gaming the vote: why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it), William Poundstone, p. 50, ISBN 0-8090-4893-0.
— Eugene Field, A Little Book of Western Verse
Apple Pie and Cheese, st. 5
A Little Book of Western Verse (1889)
— Henry Schriver American politician 1914 - 2011
Cows, Kids, and Co-ops
— Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
"National Brotherhood Week"
That Was the Year That Was (1965)
— Carl Sagan, buch Cosmos
Quelle: Cosmos (1980), p. 218
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
Quelle: Wall and Piece (2005)
— Edward Abbey, buch The Monkey Wrench Gang
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)
„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)
„I think it speaks to our basic fundamental feelings, you know. Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.“
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
CNN interview (2002)
— 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 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, Boston Marriage
Quelle: Boston Marriage
— 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)
— Patrick Rothfuss, buch The Wise Man's Fear
Quelle: The Wise Man's Fear
„Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant.
But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes.“
— Sammy Cahn American lyricist, songwriter, musician 1913 - 1993
High Hopes (1959)
„When organizations are unable to make new strategies — when people evade the work of choosing among different paths in the future — then you get vague mom-and-apple-pie goals everyone can agree on. Such goals are direct evidence of leadership’s insufficient will or political power to make or enforce hard choices.“
— Richard Rumelt American economist 1942
Quelle: Good Strategy Bad Strategy, 2011, p. 64
— Eric Wolf American anthropologist 1923 - 1999
Preface (1997), p. x.
Europe and the People Without History, 1982