„You beat the liver out of a goose to get a pâté; you pound the muscles of a man's cardia to get a philosopher.“

—  Djuna Barnes, buch Nightwood

Quelle: Nightwood

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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1892 - 1982

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„You really get to meet people on such a personal level. There's a real bonding in someone beating the crap out of you.“

—  Sarah Dessen, buch Just Listen

Variante: There’s a real bonding in someone beating the crap out of you. - Rolly
Quelle: Just Listen

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„People look at rights as if they were muscles — the more you exercise them, the better they get.“

—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016

Speech at the University of Chicago Law School http://maroon.uchicago.edu/news/articles/2003/05/09/justice_scalia_speak.php (6 May 2003).
2000s

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„If a man can only write well when drunk, I'll tell him: get drunk. And if he tells me that his liver suffers with it, I'll answer: what's your liver? It's a dead thing that lives as long as you live, and the poems you'll write will live without a as long as.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

English note by the hand of the poet in the same paper sheet: Your poems are of interest to mankind; your liver isn't. Drink till you write well and feel sick. Bless your poems and be damned to you.
Ibid., p. 229
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Se um homem escreve bem só quando está bêbado dir-lhe-ei: embebede-se- E se ele me disser que o seu fígado sofre com isso, respondo: o que é o seu fígado? É uma coisa morta que vive enquanto você vive, e os poemas que escrever vivem sem enquanto.

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„You can't be a philosopher and an activist. If you do, you get all mixed up.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001

Quelle: F.N. D'Alession. " Philosopher, reformer Mortimer Adler, father of 'Great Books' program, dies at 98 http://lubbockonline.com/stories/062901/upd_075-4286.shtml#.VVHE0_ntmko." at lubbockonline.com, June 29, 2001.

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„I don’t care if you call it AO for Adults Only, or Chopped Liver or Father Goose. Your movie will still have the stigma of being in a category that’s going to be inhabited by the very worst of pictures.“

—  Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007

On changing the un-trademarked "X" rating to an "A" for Adults; it was eventually changed to the trademarked "NC-17". The New York Times (5 March 1987)

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„By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 v.Chr

Origin unknown. Attributed to Sydney Smith in Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms (1955) by Herbert Prochnow, p. 190. Variant reported in Why Are You Single? (1949) by Hilda Holland, p. 49: «When asked by a young man whether to marry, Socrates is said to have replied: "By all means, marry. If you will get for yourself a good wife, you will be happy forever after; and if by chance you will get a common scold like my Xanthippe—why then you will become a philosopher."»
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Variante: By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

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„If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. “

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

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„I’m the authentic poet to get lyrical
For you to beat me, it’s gonna take a miracle.“

—  Big Daddy Kane American musician 1968

"Ain't No Half Steppin'"
Albums, Long Live the Kane (1988)

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Louis-ferdinand Céline Foto

„Philosophizing is simply one way of being afraid, a cowardly pretense that doesn't get you anywhere.“

—  Louis-ferdinand Céline, buch Reise ans Ende der Nacht

Quelle: Journey to the End of the Night

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„If you ask three philosophers how social constructs work, you'll get four theories.“

—  Abigail Thorn British actress and YouTuber 1993

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„When a man says, "Get out of my house! what would you have with my wife?"“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

there is no answer to be made.
Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 43.

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