„Jungs! Opfert euch nicht! Der krieg ist doch scheiße, Hitler ist ein idiot! (message in a pro-allied propaganda broadcast) Translation: Boy! Do not sacrifice yourself! The war is but shit, Hitler is an idiot!“
— Marlene Dietrich German-American actress and singer 1901 - 1992
Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend https://books.google.com/books?id=MahIKu7q9X0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Marlene+Dietrich:+Life+and+Legend&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj-8OTo5P3YAhUMIcAKHbcdBp4Q6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
— Ajaib Singh Sant Ajaib Singh (11 September 1926 – 6 July 1997) was born in Maina, Bhatinda district, Punjab, India. He was a Mystic… 1926 - 1997
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Quelle: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 101
Kontext: Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.
— Dorothy L. Sayers, buch Whose Body?
Quelle: Whose Body?
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
Variante: He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
— Carl I. Hagen Norwegian politician 1944
In connection with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, published in Aftenposten (23 February 2003) http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/politikk/article495928.ece
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Das Spiel des Engels
Quelle: The Angel's Game
— Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016
As quoted in "Of Eco And E-mail" by Anthony Haden-Guest, in The New Yorker (26 June 1995) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1995/06/26/of-eco-and-e-mail
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Idiot Wind
Kontext: Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats, blowing through the letters that we wrote.
Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves,
We're idiots, babe. It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.
„If we accept the Greek's definition of the idiot as an altogether private man, then we must conclude that many American citizens are now idiots. And I should not be surprised, although I don't know, if there were some such idiots even in Germany.“
— C. Wright Mills American sociologist 1916 - 1962
"Structure of Power in America", The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 9 (March 1958).
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"The Aesthetics of Politics," p. 156
Essays in Disguise (1990)
— Ellen Brown American writer 1945
Ever since ASCE began issuing its “National Infrastructure Report Card” in 1998, the nation has gotten a dismal grade of D or D+. In the meantime, the estimated cost of fixing its infrastructure has gone up from $1.3 trillion to $4.6 trillion.
While American politicians debate endlessly over how to finance the needed fixes and which ones to implement, the Chinese have managed to fund massive infrastructure projects all across their country, including 12,000 miles of high-speed rail built just in the last decade...
A key difference between China and the US is that the Chinese government owns the majority of its banks... The US government could do that too, without raising taxes, slashing services, cutting pensions, or privatizing industries.... The federal government could set up a bank on a similar model. It has massive revenues, which it could leverage into credit for its own purposes. Since financing is typically about 50 percent of the cost of infrastructure, the government could cut infrastructure costs in half by borrowing from its own bank. Public-private partnerships are a good deal for investors but a bad deal for the public. The federal government can generate its own credit without private financial middlemen. That is how China does it, and we can to.
Ellen Brown: If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/18/if-china-can-fund-infrastructure-with-its-own-credit-so-can-we/, CounterPunch (18 May 2017)
„Even the brain, that most delicate and complex of all known organs, is not merely a lot of neurons added together. While a genius must have more of the gray matter than a sparrow, the idiot may have just as much as the genius. The difference between them must be explained in terms of how those substances are organized.“
— Ervin László Hungarian musician and philosopher 1932
Quelle: Introduction to Systems Philosophy (1972), p. 32: Partly cited in: David Rock, Linda J. Page (2009) Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice.
— John Gielgud English actor and theatre director 1904 - 2000
Quoted in Arthur Marshall, I'll Let You Know, p. 63, 1981.
— Ethlie Ann Vare American journalist 1953
Quelle: Love Addict: Sex, Romance, and Other Dangerous Drugs