— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
„Menzies was the first - and maybe the only - national leader of whom it could be safely said that he was capable of rising to the top of almost any ladder he dared to climb.“
The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Rise of a New Australia (2016)
„Could you see the aisles of women?
Could you see them screaming and weeping?
Could you see the storm rising?
Could you see the guy who was driving?
Could you climb higher and higher?
Could you climb right over the top?“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Aerial (2005), A Sea of Honey (Disc 1)
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„To go beyond reason we have to climb up the ladder of reason and go to the top of it. This will not upset reason as it is interested only in assembling the facts, whatever they might be. Reason is an ever-loyal tool; imagination an ever-failing fool.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
— William Golding, buch Lord of the Flies
Quelle: Lord of the Flies
„[W]hen he came out of the anaesthetic the first thing he said was, 'What a man Ernesto would be if he could only write.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Luis Miguel Dominguin had undergone surgery after being wounded in a bullfight. From the context it is clear that his remark about Hemingway was a joke.
Quelle: The Dangerous Summer (1985), Ch. 10
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Quelle: Space Chantey (1968), Ch. 6
Kontext: Something was working in Roadstrum's little ape head. When he had been a man he had always known when it was time for action; particularly he had always known the last moment when action was still possible. He knew now that that moment was come very near. … Then a blinding light burst upon Roadstrum, and he saw the truth of the situation. Many things Roadstrum was not, and it was sometimes wondered why he was the natural leader of all the men. He was their leader because he was a man on whom the blinding light sometimes descended.
„You reach the top of the heap, but it's a circle, and you slip on the down side; maybe for years. You get scared. He said then he thought he was coming out of a slump.“
— Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984
In "Richard Burton, 58, is Dead; Rakish Stage and Screen Star"
„His head was so beautiful. I tried to hold the top of his head down, maybe I could keep it in… but I knew he was dead.“
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
The "Camelot" interview (29 November 1963)
„Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you don’t, right?“
— Dave Eggers, buch The Circle
Quelle: The Circle
„Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.“
— Stephen R. Covey, buch The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Quelle: The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People (1989), p. 101
— Clive Staples Lewis, buch A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed (1961)
Kontext: And then one babbles — 'if only I could bear it, or the worst of it, or any of it, instead of her.' But one can't tell how serious that bid is, for nothing is staked on it. If it suddenly became a real possibility, then, for the first time, we should discover how seriously we had meant it. But is it ever allowed?
It was allowed to One, we are told, and I find I can now believe again, that He has done vicariously whatever can be done. He replies to our babble, 'you cannot and dare not. I could and dared.
„Merripen, despite his fear of heights, had often climbed a ladder to wash the second floor window for her. He had wanted her view of the outside world to be clear.
He had said the sky should always be blue for her.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Quelle: Seduce Me at Sunrise
— James Huneker American music critic 1857 - 1921
The Pathos of Distance (1915), p. 257
„Maybe he's lonely. Sebastian can't be the greatest company."
"We don't know that. He could be absolutely fantastic at Scrabble," said Magnus.“
— Cassandra Clare, The City of Lost Souls
Quelle: City of Lost Souls
— Mae West American actress and sex symbol 1893 - 1980
#832 in The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (2006) by Robert Byrne
— Judah Loew ben Bezalel Czech rabbi 1512 - 1609
Netiv Hatorah 14
Original: (iw) אבל דברי חכמה אינו אסור כי החכמה הזאת היא כמו סולם לעלות בה אל חכמת התורה ~ נתיב התורה פרק יד
„He had a power; in his eye
There was a quenchless energy,
A spirit that could dare
The deadliest form that Death could take,
And dare it for the daring's sake.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Crescentius from The London Literary Gazette (19th July 1823) Execution of Crescentius
The Improvisatrice (1824)
„In an old Chronicle of Norway, we find it recorded of Olaf Tryggeson, a king of that country, that he was stronger and more nimble than any man in his dominions. He could climb up the rock Smalserhorn, and fix his shield upon the top of it; he could walk round the outside of a boat upon the oars, while the men were rowing; he could play with three darts, alternately throwing them in the air, and always kept two of them up, while he held the third in one of his hands; he was ambidexter, and could cast two darts at once; he excelled all the men of his time in shooting with the bow; and he had no equal in swimming.“
— Joseph Strutt British engraver, artist, antiquary and writer 1749 - 1802
The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801), Olaf Tryggeson