„But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men,
For with his nails he'll dig them up again.“

—  John Webster, The White Devil

Act V, scene iv.
The White Devil (1612)

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John Webster1
englischer Dramatiker 1578 - 1634

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„Digging deep in a Martian desert
men discovered an enormous brain.
It suddenly started to think at them —
So they covered it up again…“

—  Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017

"The Deceptive Truth", The Dark Sun Rises (2002)

George S. Patton Foto

„My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Speech to the Third Army (1944)
Kontext: When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!

John Gay Foto

„A Wolf eats sheep but now and then;
Ten thousands are devour'd by men.
An open foe may prove a curse,
but a pretend friend is worse.“

—  John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732

Fable XVII, "The Shepherd's Dog and the Wolf"
Fables (1727)

Saul Bellow Foto

„Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.“

—  Saul Bellow, buch Mr. Sammler's Planet

Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970) [Penguin Classics, 2004, ISBN 0-142-43783-2], p. 156
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George S. Patton Foto

„My men don't dig foxholes. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have or ever will have.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Quelle: George S. Patton's speech to the Third Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton%27s_speech_to_the_Third_Army

Elinor Wylie Foto

„One man stands as free men stand
As if his soul might be
Brave, unbroken; see his hand
Nailed to an oaken tree.“

—  Elinor Wylie, buch Nets to Catch the Wind

Nets to Catch the Wind (1921), A Crowded Trolley Car

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„Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, buch The Second Jungle Book

The Law of the Jungle, Stanzas 1 and 2.
The Second Jungle Book (1895)
Kontext: p>Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the Law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.</p

„Politic's is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu (wolf Howl)“

—  Dril Twitter user

[ Link to tweet https://twitter.com/dril/status/568056615355740160]
Tweets by year, 2015

Fulton J. Sheen Foto

„You have a chance to move in far better society than the Joneses. Why worry about keeping up with the Joneses? Keep up with the Angels and you'll be far wiser and happier.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979

Angels http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3r701k2dx8
Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957)

Alexander McCall Smith Foto

„Our minds can come up with the most entertaining possibilities, if we let them. But most of the time, we keep them under far too close a check.“

—  Alexander McCall Smith, buch The Careful Use of Compliments

The Careful Use of Compliments, chapter 15.
The Sunday Philosophy Club series

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Tim Burton Foto

„The Boy with Nails in His Eyes
put up his aluminum tree.
It looked pretty strange
because he couldn't really see.“

—  Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958

Quelle: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

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