— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
„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)
„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)
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„[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
The Dangerous Summer (1985), Ch. 10 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.
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Space Chantey (1968), Context: 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. Ch. 6
„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)
„Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.“
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People (1989), p. 101
— Clive Staples Lewis, A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed (1961), Context: 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.
— James Huneker American music critic 1857 - 1921
The Pathos of Distance (1915), p. 257