„It's worth repeating here, though, because we are talking about mechanisms for resolving conflict and many people don't realize it's impossible to devise a foolproof scheme.“
Part IV, Chapter 23, Voting, p. 331.
The Art and Science of Negotiation (1982)
— A.A. Milne, buch Winnie-the-Pooh
— Benjamin Hoff, buch The Tao of Pooh
Quelle: The Tao of Pooh
„Nobody went to see Tideland! I was hoping people would get angry about it but those that saw it didn't want to talk about it. This is the world we're living in, people don't want to discuss things that are actually worth discussing.“
— Terry Gilliam American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe 1940
IMDB profile http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000416/bio#quotes
„Here is the crisis of the times as I see it: We talk about problems, issues, policies, but we don't talk about what democracy means — what it bestows on us — the revolutionary idea that it isn't just about the means of governance but the means of dignifying people so they become fully free to claim their moral and political agency.“
— Bill Moyers American journalist 1934
"The Power of Democracy", speech accepting the Public Intellectual Award of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (7 February 2007), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 92
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Quelle: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
„There's the South Pole, said Christopher Robin, and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don't like talking about them.“
— A.A. Milne, buch Winnie-the-Pooh
„We were not faced (in the cold war) in a conflict with people who are prepared to die for their cause. We weren't in conflict with people whose idea is to kill as many as they could.“
— John le Carré British novelist and spy 1931
Radio interview (November 2008)
„Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don't talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019
Quelle: Jean Vanier, Community And Growth, 1979
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
„Mr. President, you are not leading this Nation—you're just managing the Government. You don't see the people enough any more. Some of your Cabinet members don't seem loyal. There is not enough discipline among your disciples. Don't talk to us about politics or the mechanics of government, but about an understanding of our common good. Mr. President, we're in trouble. Talk to us about blood and sweat and tears. If you lead, Mr. President, we will follow.“
— Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946
As quoted by President Jimmy Carter during his Malaise Speech, delivered on 15 July 1979 http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/whistlestop/2015/07/when_ted_kennedy_challenged_incumbent_president_jimmy_carter_for_the_democratic.html.
„You can't be pretentious about what we do, because at the end of the day, movies are about entertainment, and if people get 10 dollars' worth, then that's okay.“
— Jason Statham English actor, film producer, martial artist and former diver 1967
„You have to come to terms with yourself and your place in the scheme of life — something a good many people don't want to do. In the last century we have extended the normal life-span. Many seem to believe that this means we have extended the period when they should enjoy the things they enjoyed in youth. But I don't think they realize that we've also expanded the period of life when we can learn to think, feel, and experience the largeness and the splendor of life.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
"You Should Face Up to Your Death, Says Author".
„I think it is insane that people are gathered here to talk about the climate and they arrive here in private jets.“
— Greta Thunberg Swedish climate change activist 2003
Time to 'get angry', teen climate activist says in Davos https://news.yahoo.com/time-angry-teen-climate-activist-says-davos-015904861.html, World Economic Forum, Davos (January 2019)...
2019, World Economic Forum (January 2019)
„The press has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk to find out what's going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, February
„There are several methods of conflict resolution. First, there's the market mechanism -- let the highest bidder be the one who owns and decides how the land will be used. Then, there's government fiat, where the government dictates who gets to use the land for what purpose. Gifts might be the way where an owner arbitrarily chooses a recipient. Finally, violence is a way to resolve the question of who has the use rights to the coastline -- let people get weapons and physically fight it out. At this juncture, some might piously say, "Violence is no way to resolve conflict!"“
— Walter E. Williams American economist, commentator, and academic 1936
The heck it isn't. The decision of who had the right to use most of the Earth's surface was settled through violence (wars). Who has the right to the income I earn is partially settled through the threats of violence. In fact, violence is such an effective means of resolving conflict that most governments want a monopoly on its use.
1970s, Economics for the Citizen (1978)
„The fact that we are I don't know how many millions of people, yet communication, complete communication, is completely impossible between two of those people, is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world.“
— Georges Simenon Belgian writer 1903 - 1989
Interviewed in Paris Review, Summer 1955; reprinted in Malcolm Cowley (ed.) Writers at Work (New York: Viking Press, 1959) p. 153.
„Republicans don't like people to talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don't talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972