„There is no straight way to not being straight. We (Queer individuals) all have different stories.“
Speech at Nyack Library, May 15, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHXHcf47LJk&list=PLGAOZDy50dxnuaem8ls2U6285DxR9_jH9
„The terror of being mistaken for a queer dominates the straight mind because this terror constitutes the straight mind. It is precisely that culturally produced and reinforced horror of/fascination with abjected homosexuality that produces and maintains 'the straight mind' as such, governing not so much specific sexual practices between men and women (after all, these things happen) as the institution (arguably antisexual) of heteronormativity itself.“
— Calvin Thomas (critical theorist) American academic 1956
Quelle: Straight with a Twist (2000), p. 27.
„St. George is the hero who goes out to confront the dragon, and he frees the virgin from its grasp. I would say that's a pretty straight forward story about the sexual attractiveness of the masculine spirit that's willing to forthrightly encounter the unknown. It is a straight biological representation to me, and it's a really, really old story. It's the oldest written story we have, and it's basically the ancient Mesopotamian creation myth, the Enuma Elish, which basically plays out that story. You've basically seen this story played out a hundred different ways, and you never get tired of it, because it's the central story of mankind.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
„You're going to write straight and simple and good now. That's the start.'
'What if I'm not straight and simple and good? Do you think I can write that way?'
'Write how you are but make it straight.“
— Ernest Hemingway, buch Islands in the Stream
Pt. 1: Bimini, Section 10
Islands in the Stream (1970)
— Russell Brand British comedian, actor, and author 1975
— Stephen King, buch Todesmarsch
Quelle: The Long Walk
„This is an issue couples have to be straight on and agree on before they walk down that aisle; otherwise there is no way their marriage will survive.“
— James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006
On having children — as quoted in Brown, J. & Eliot, M. (2005). I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul, p. 248. New American Library: New York. ISBN 0-45121-393-9
„But if some mind very different from ours were to look upon some property of some curved line as we do on the evenness of a straight line, he would not recognize as such the evenness of a straight line; nor would he arrange the elements of his geometry according to that very different system, and would investigate quite other relationships as I have suggested in my notes.
We fashion our geometry on the properties of a straight line because that seems to us to be the simplest of all. But really all lines that are continuous and of a uniform nature are just as simple as one another. Another kind of mind which might form an equally clear mental perception of some property of any one of these curves, as we do of the congruence of a straight line, might believe these curves to be the simplest of all, and from that property of these curves build up the elements of a very different geometry, referring all other curves to that one, just as we compare them to a straight line. Indeed, these minds, if they noticed and formed an extremely clear perception of some property of, say, the parabola, would not seek, as our geometers do, to rectify the parabola, they would endeavor, if one may coin the expression, to parabolify the straight line.“
— Roger Joseph Boscovich Croat-Italian physicist 1711 - 1787
"Boscovich's mathematics", an article by J. F. Scott, in the book Roger Joseph Boscovich (1961) edited by Lancelot Law Whyte.
"Transient pressure analysis in composite reservoirs" (1982) by Raymond W. K. Tang and William E. Brigham.
"Non-Newtonian Calculus" (1972) by Michael Grossman and Robert Katz.
„The greatest tales, well told, awaken the fears and longings of the listeners. Each man hears a different story. Each is touched by it according to his inner self. The words go to the ear, but the true message travels straight to the spirit.“
— Juliet Marillier, buch Son of the Shadows
Quelle: Son of the Shadows
„As writers, of course we’re interested in human beings, human stories, human trauma, and all that is very compelling for readers. But when we write these powerful stories about individual people, we have the illusion that we’ve made a difference. And of course we have—people read the books, they’re touched emotionally by these kinds of stories, and that’s great. But to the extent that the stories that we’re telling are about people who are weaker, in some way—they come from a small country, or a forcibly removed population, they’re underrepresented collectively—individual stories don’t change the conditions that produce those refugees in the first place…“
— Viet Thanh Nguyen American author of fiction 1971
On writers overestimating the difference that their writings make in “An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen” https://www.asymptotejournal.com/interview/an-interview-with-viet-thanh-nguyen/ in Asymptote Magazine
„If people take any notice of what we say, we say we've been through the drug scene, man, and there's nothing like being straight.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
The Dick Cavett Show (24 September 1971)
„We brought those cases because we realized that the truth is the engine of our judicial system. We didn't get the straight story, and we had to - had to - act.“
— Patrick Fitzgerald American lawyer 1960
Cheney Aide Charged With Lying in Leak Case New York Times (October 29, 2005) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/29/politics/29leak.html?pagewanted=all
„The centre of gravity of any hemisphere [is on the straight line which] is its axis, and divides the said straight line in such a way that the portion of it adjacent to the surface of the hemisphere has to the remaining portion the ratio which 5 has to 3.“
— Archimedes, buch The Method of Mechanical Theorems
The Method of Mechanical Theorems
„The hardest thing to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
A Letter from Cuba (1934)
Kontext: The hardest thing to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn, and anybody is cheating who takes politics as a way out. All the outs are too easy, and the thing itself is too hard to do.
„If the earth were not round, heavy bodies would not tend from every side in a straight line towards the center of the earth, but to different points from different sides.“
— Johannes Kepler, buch Astronomia nova
As quoted by Bryant, ibid.
Astronomia nova (1609)
— Jeffrey Archer, buch A Prisoner of Birth
Quelle: A Prisoner of Birth
„The individuation process, as the way of development and maturation of the psyche, does not follow a straight line, nor does it always lead onwards and upwards. The course it follows is rather “stadial”, consisting of progress and regress, flux and stagnation in alternating sequence. Only when we glance back over a long stretch of the way can we notice the development. If we wish to mark out the way somehow or other, it can equally well be considered a “spiral”, the same problems and motifs occurring again and again on different levels.“
— C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
Quelle: 1940s - 1950s, Theory of Experimental Inference (1948), p. 216; cited by Jolande Jacobi (1983) The way of individuation. p. 34, translation of Der Weg zur Individuation. Rascher, Zürich 1965
„No stories or explanations,' Finnikin had once told him. 'When it comes to women, straight into an apology and you will find the rest of your life bearable.“
— Melina Marchetta Australian teen writer 1965
Quelle: Froi of the Exiles