„I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to four hours?“

Written on a memo in reference to the treatment of Guantanamo prisoner and to the way he worked in his office as Secretary of Defense, 2002. Reported in The Washington Post, 24 June 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A946-2004Jun23.html
2000s

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Donald Rumsfeld5
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1932

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Vera Rubin Foto

„It is well known that I am available twenty-four hours a day to women astronomers.“

—  Vera Rubin American astronomer 1928 - 2016

As quoted in Jewish Women's Archive https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/rubin-vera-cooper

Ambrose Bierce Foto

„Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

Jan Mankes Foto

„..drivers, docker and skippers.. ..at the canal the whole day they are loading peat and every horse stands still for half an hour [his time for sketching].“

—  Jan Mankes Dutch painter 1889 - 1920

translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek

(original Dutch: citaat van Jan Mankes, in het Nederlands:) ..voerlui, sjouwerslui en schippers.. ..aan het kanaal wordt permanent turf geladen en elk paard staat een half uur stil [tijd voor schetsen].

Quote, c. 1910, in Jan Mankes - kunstbeschouwingen van Albert Plasschaert & Just Havelaar; publisher J.A.A.M. van Es, Wassenaar, 1927; as cited by Susan van den Berg, in 'Tableau Fine Arts Magazine', 29e Jaargang, nummer 1, Feb/March 2007, p. 76

Jan is describing the activities at the canal the Schoterlandsche Compagnonsvaart (in De Knijpe); this was the daily view from the living-room of his parental home when Jan was 20 years.
1909 - 1914

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Ken MacLeod Foto

„(8 hours after the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster)“

—  Ken MacLeod Scottish science fiction writer 1954

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Thomas Edison Foto

„I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

Diary entry, as quoted in Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently : Lessons from Edison's Mother (2007) by Scott Teel, p. 12
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Jay Samit Foto

„The most successful people have the same twenty-four hours in a day that you do.“

—  Jay Samit American businessman 1961

Quelle: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 42

John D. Carmack Foto

„Note to self: Pasty-skinned programmers ought not stand in the Mojave desert for multiple hours.“

—  John D. Carmack American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman 1970

Quoted in John Carmack's .plan file http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/finger.pl?id=1&time=20000515035055 (2000-05-15)

Nicole Lapin Foto

„Anchoring four hours a day, solo, you have to know your stuff. But I do. I'm a real geek.“

—  Nicole Lapin American journalist 1984

Interview with Wired Magazine. https://archive.is/20130209161809/www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-07/st_cnn (26 June 2007)

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Siegfried Sassoon Foto

„Selfless and ardent, resolute and gay,
So in this hour, in strange survival stands
Your ghost, whom I am powerless to repay.“

—  Siegfried Sassoon English poet, diarist and memoirist 1886 - 1967

Collected Poems (1949), Revisitation
Kontext: O fathering friend and scientist of good,
Who in solitude, one bygone summer’s day,
And in the throes of bodily anguish, passed away
From dream and conflict and research-lit lands
Of ethnological learning, — even as you stood
Selfless and ardent, resolute and gay,
So in this hour, in strange survival stands
Your ghost, whom I am powerless to repay.

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Markus Zusak Foto

„Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day. That was the business of hiding a Jew.“

—  Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin

Variante: Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.
Quelle: The Book Thief

Isabel Lucas Foto

„Really, honestly, the hours in network television are insane, it’s like sixteen hours a day, fifteen hours a day. Sometimes six days a week. And it’s been like three and a half months of doing that. That’s why I get very protective of my weekends because I have so much dialog to learn and have very little time to sleep and be a normal human.“

—  Isabel Lucas Australian actress 1985

Isabel Lucas talks ‘The Osiris Child’ and being no stranger to special effects. https://scifimonkeys.com/2017/11/14/isabel-lucas-talks-the-osiris-child-and-being-no-stranger-to-special-effects-interview/ (November 14, 2017)

Bill Haywood Foto

„Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - eight hours a day! (From the Haymarket era eight hour campaign)“

—  Bill Haywood Labor organizer 1869 - 1928

(Haywood variation) Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - and eight dollars a day!
Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, Peter Carlson, 1983, page 147.

Epictetus Foto

„For I am not Eternity, but a human being—a part of the whole, as an hour is part of the day. I must come like the hour, and like the hour must pass!“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Golden Sayings of Epictetus
Kontext: It is hard to combine and unite these two qualities, the carefulness of one who is affected by circumstances, and the intrepidity of one who heeds them not. But it is not impossible: else were happiness also impossible. We should act as we do in seafaring: “What can I do?”—Choose the master, the crew, the day, the opportunity. Then comes a sudden storm. What matters it to me? my part has been fully done. The matter is in the hands of another—the Master of the ship. The ship is foundering. What then have I to do? I do the only thing that remains to me—to be drowned without fear, without a cry, without upbraiding God, but knowing that what has been born must likewise perish. For I am not Eternity, but a human being—a part of the whole, as an hour is part of the day. I must come like the hour, and like the hour must pass! (186).

„I am one of four people in Johannesburg who drives at the speed limit and pays his fines. The city council has us on six-hour shifts, so it works out.“

—  Vittorio Leonardi South African stand-up comedian and actor 1977

Quoted in Helen Herimbi, "Comedy shows are laughing off the recession," http://www.tonight.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=356&fArticleId=4870371 Tonight (2009-03-03)

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