— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
„Sex: In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.“
„I am sure of the fact that Fidel and Chávez are commanders of the forces of freedom in America, to liberate America and the world.“
— Evo Morales Bolivian politician 1959
Press conference during his first visit to Cuba, December 2005. Terra (Colombia) http://eltiempo.terra.com.co/inte/latin/noticias/ARTICULO-WEB-_NOTA_INTERIOR-2676419.html, as quoted by Spanish Wikiquote.
„Europeans used to say Americans were puritanical. Then they discovered that we were not puritans. So now they say that we are obsessed with sex.“
— Mary McCarthy American writer 1912 - 1989
As quoted in "Lady with a Switchblade" in LIFE magazine (20 September 1963) http://books.google.com/books?id=e1IEAAAAMBAJ&q=%22Europeans+used+to+say+Americans+were+puritanical+Then+they+discovered+that+we+were+not+puritans+So+now+they+say+that+we+are+obsessed+with+sex%22&pg=PA62#v=onepage
„I'm suddenly worried people will think that I believe their religion can be summed up on four sex-obsessed sentences.“
— Ryan North Canadian webcomic writer and programmer 1980
„Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored?“
— Мустафа Кемаль Ататюрк Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938
Context: Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies? As quoted in "Atatürk" in Images of a Divided World (29 October 2006) http://jmilton6000.wordpress.com/2006/10/29/ataturk/ Variant translation: Humankind consists of two sexes, woman and man. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?
„Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe. This single fact took the scientific world by storm.“
— Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„As the left sees it, if America isn't going to police the world; it must at least provide shelter to all people from unpoliced parts of the world.“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
"A Global 'Right of Return' To The US? Who Knew?" https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2018/06/15/a-global-right-of-return-to-the-us-who-knew-n2490978 Townhall.com, June 15, 2018.
„The sad fact about the mosque is the people who are building that mosque are part of the Sufi fringe moderate part of their religion. That's the good part. That's the liberal part. Those are the Hippies of the Islamic world.“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
Context: The sad fact about the mosque is the people who are building that mosque are part of the Sufi fringe moderate part of their religion. That's the good part. That's the liberal part. Those are the Hippies of the Islamic world. We should encourage them. The people who want to build that mosque, those are the people we should be courting. Bush used that guy. Bush — that administration sent him overseas. Yes, that's the way to fight terrorism. That's the way to win the war, is to get those people on our side, not to alienate them. … I mean, the biggest population of Muslims in the world is Indonesia. They're not crazy. The second biggest is India. There's 150 million Muslims in India. They're not crazy. …But Saudi Arabia, they're crazy. The Taliban in Afghanistan, they're crazy. Parts of Pakistan are crazy. Hamas is crazy. There's enough of them to worry about.
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Context: Was it possible for the sexes to hear each other without saying, My powerlessness is greater than your powerlessness? It was becoming obvious each sex had a unique experience of both power and powerlessness. In my mind's eye I began to visualize a listening matrix as a framework within which we could hear these different experiences. It looked like this: p. xvii.
„The fact is, you get great art only from mutilated egos. Only mutilated egos are obsessive enough.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Context: The fact is, you get great art only from mutilated egos. Only mutilated egos are obsessive enough. When I entered graduate school in 1968, 1 thought women were going to have all these enormous achievements, that they would redo everything. Then I saw every one of my female friends — these great minds who were going to transform the world — get married, move because their husbands moved and have babies. I screamed at them: What are you doing? Finish your great book! But they all read me the riot act. They said, "Camille, we are not you." They said, "We want life. We want love. We want happiness. We are not happy — like you are — just living off ideas." I am weird.
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
In an interview in Film Comment, May/June 1990
„If we ignore the facts contained in one part of the world, surely we are hampering scientific advance.“
— Douglas Mawson Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer and academic 1882 - 1958