„I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?“

"Words Are Easy, Books Are Not," interview with Bob Morris, The New York Times (1994-08-10), Late Edition, Section C, page 1, column 1.

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Fran Lebowitz
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1950

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„As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.“

—  David Sedaris, buch Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Quelle: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

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„I think that women are wonderful but I've never met one yet who didn't show more feeling than logic.“

—  Hermann Göring German politician and military leader 1893 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn (27 May 1946)
The Nuremberg Interviews (2004)

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„Anyone who was once a child should have at least one children's book in them.“

—  Michael Rosen British children's writer 1946

Macca the paperback writer, Guardian, (22 March 2005) http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1443374,00.html

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„I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves.“

—  David Low (cartoonist) British cartoonist 1891 - 1963

New York Times Magazine, February 10, 1946.

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„I haven't met anyone, in holy orders or out of it, who isn't also a primate. And neither have you.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

"Does Religion Poison Everything?", Festival of Dangerous Ideas, October 2009.
2000s, 2009
Kontext: If this was the plan - was it made by someone who likes us? And if so, why have 99.9% of all the other species that have ever been created already died out? And part of what plan was that?; If it is a plan or a design, the planner must be either very capricious - really toying with his creation; and/or very clumsy, very tinkering and fantastically wasteful - throw away 99.9% of what you've made; or very cruel and very callous; or just perhaps very indifferent; or some combination of all the above. And so it's no good saying that He moves in mysterious ways, or that He has purposes that are opaque to us, because even that kind of evasion has to make itself predicate on the assumption that the person saying this knows more than I do about the supernatural, and I haven't yet met anyone who does have a private line to the creator, of the sort that would be required even to speculate about it. In other words, I haven't met anyone, in holy orders or out of it, who isn't also a primate. And neither have you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvJf9wTQXo

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„The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Quelle: On Being Blonde (2007), p. 52
Kontext: The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and fooling them.

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„Adulthood isn’t an award they’ll give you for being a good child.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999)
Kontext: Adulthood isn’t an award they’ll give you for being a good child. You can waste … years, trying to get someone to give that sort of respect to you, as though it were some sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just … take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, "I’m sorry you feel like that", and walk away.

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„I wonder if anyone can ever succeed in making their children content.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Quelle: The Diary of a Young Girl

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„When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.“

—  Greg Mortenson American mountaineer and humanitarian 1957

Quelle: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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„When I invented the web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission.“

—  Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955

Berners-Lee T., Net Neutrality: This is Serious (June 2006) http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/144
Kontext: When I invented the web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission. Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely. I am worried that that is going end in the USA. … Democracy depends on freedom of speech. Freedom of connection, with any application, to any party, is the fundamental social basis of the Internet, and, now, the society based on it.
Let's see whether the United States is capable as acting according to its important values, or whether it is, as so many people are saying, run by the misguided short-term interested of large corporations.
I hope that Congress can protect net neutrality, so I can continue to innovate in the internet space. I want to see the explosion of innovations happening out there on the Web, so diverse and so exciting, continue unabated.

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„Adulthood does not exist. Man is an eternal child.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

Flor de Obsessão: as 1000 melhores frases de Nelson Rodrigues.

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„When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!“

—  Roald Dahl, buch Danny, the Champion of the World

Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)
Kontext: A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.

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„If from infancy you treat children as gods they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.“

—  P. D. James, buch The Children of Men

Quelle: The Children of Men (1992), Chapter 1.

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