„Any time a whole bunch of kids like something, they find a reason to ban it. If kids suddenly started stuffing napkins into their pockets and really liked doing that, they'd find a reason to forbid it.“

Mr. Mike's America: A Comic's Trek with SNL's First Head Writer (1983)

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Michael O’Donoghue
US-amerikanischer Autor, Comicautor und Filmschaffender 1940 - 1994

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„I do view the march of technology as kind of inevitable. But I would like to accompany it with reason. And one form of reasoning that’s useful in these debates is to find precedence.“

—  David Krakauer scientist 1967

Complexity and Stupidity, Sam Harris interviews David Krakauer, podcast November 13, 2016 https://www.samharris.org/blog/item/complexity-stupidity

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„If men get injured, it is another reason to ban jallikattu. Anyway, it is not a sport, but a torture to make the animal do an unnatural act. This is being practiced by a bunch of drunken youngsters.“

—  Maneka Gandhi Indian politician and activist 1956

On banning Jallikattu, as quoted in "A solitary Maneka fights ‘jallikattu’" http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-a-solitary-maneka-fights-jallikattu-9828, DNA India (14 November 2005)

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„The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids.“

—  Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

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„I’m totally not kidding. … Life is too short. This is all too hard to do to actually be kidding about the whole thing.“

—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

As quoted in "Miranda July Is Totally Not Kidding" by Katrina Onstad, in The New York Times (14 July 2011)

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„It is not reasonings that are wanted now; for there are books stuffed full of stoical reasonings.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Of Courage, Chap. xxix.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.“

—  Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983

"The Tosh Horse," The New Statesman (1925); later included in Strange Necessity: Essays and Reviews (1928), ch. 11

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„Lawrence is usually the first poet kids read in schools that they really like. It's a real turn-on for them.“

—  Nancy Peters American writer and publisher 1936

Edward Epstein, "S.F. Finds Its Voice", http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/08/12/MN76094.DTL San Francisco Chronicle, 1998-08-12.
On Laurence Ferlinghetti becoming San Francisco's first poet laureate.

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„I'm not good enough to do something I dislike. In fact, I find it hard enough to do something that I like.“

—  James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928

Succeeding in Science: Some Rules of Thumb (1993)
Kontext: Never do anything that bores you. My experience in science is that someone is always telling to do something that leaves you flat. Bad idea. I'm not good enough to do something I dislike. In fact, I find it hard enough to do something that I like. … Constantly exposing your ideas to informed criticism is very important, and I would venture to say that one reason both of our chief competitors failed to reach the Double Helix before us was that each was effectively very isolated.

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„So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Part I, p. 28.
The Autobiography (1818)
Kontext: I believe I have omitted mentioning that in my first Voyage from Boston, being becalm'd off Block Island, our People set about catching Cod and haul'd up a great many. Hitherto I had stuck to my Resolution of not eating animal Food and on this Occasion, I consider'd with my Master Tryon, the taking every Fish as a kind of unprovok'd Murder, since none of them had or ever could do us any Injury that might justify the Slaughter. All this seem'd very reasonable. But I had formerly been a great Lover of Fish, and when this came hot out of the Frying Pan, it smelt admirably well. I balanc'd some time between Principle and Inclination: till I recollected, that when the Fish were opened, I saw smaller Fish taken out of their Stomachs: Then, thought I, if you eat one another, I don't see why we mayn't eat you. So I din'd upon Cod very heartily and continu'd to eat with other People, returning only now and then occasionally to a vegetable Diet. So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.

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