„The million, million, million … to one chance happens once in a million, million, million … times no matter how surprised we may be that it results in us.“

Quoted by K.Mather, Heredity 30, 89–91, 1973.
Since 1960s

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Ronald Aylmer Fisher
Genetiker, Evolutionstheoretiker und Statistiker 1890 - 1962

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Mae West Foto

„I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time.“

—  Mae West American actress and sex symbol 1893 - 1980

Myra Breckinridge (1970)

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„Today millions of people are living who will never do it again. Millions are being born for the first time–and millions are doing nothing because it’s the best offer they’ve had this week.“

—  Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1902 - 1964

Quelle: How to Become President (1940), Ch. 5 : Issues and how to pick them
Kontext: Today millions of people are living who will never do it again. Millions are being born for the first time–and millions are doing nothing because it’s the best offer they’ve had this week. … It is for these people and many others that the Surprise Party is conceived and desecrated, founded upon the principle that everybody is just as good as anybody else, even though they aren’t quite so smart.

Carl Sagan Foto
Joni Mitchell Foto

„By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong“

—  Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943

"Woodstock"
Songs
Kontext: By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation.

„And that was a million years ago
In a time that no man knows“

—  Langdon Smith, Evolution

Evolution (1895; 1909)
Kontext: And that was a million years ago
In a time that no man knows;
Yet here tonight in the mellow light
We sit at Delmonico's.
Your eyes are deep as the Devon springs,
Your hair is dark as jet,
Your years are few, your life is new,
Your soul untried, and yet

Jonathan Safran Foer Foto
Karel Zeman Foto

„I wanted one thing – to show the fantastic world created by nature over millions of years. Film offered me that chance.“

—  Karel Zeman Czech film director, artist and animator 1910 - 1989

Šlo mi o jedno — ukázat fantastický svět, který vytvořila příroda před mnoha miliony let. A film mi tuto možnost nabízel.
Quoted on the website of the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague (in English http://www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz/en/karel-zeman/quotes and Czech http://www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz/cz/karel-zeman/citaty).

„We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population“

—  José Ángel Gutiérrez American academic 1944

from videotape referenced in 16 April 2008 Washington Post article Mexican aliens seek to retake ‘stolen’ land https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/apr/16/20060416-122222-1672r/

Махатма Ганди Foto

„Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.“

—  Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Mahatma Gandhi, June 1946, in an interview with Louis Fischer. Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Torah Offers Ethics, rules, so all is fair in love and war, September 2000, http://www.jewishsf.com/bk000901/torah.shtml . Quoted from Hinduism and Judaism compilation https://web.archive.org/web/20060423090103/http://www.nhsf.org.uk/images/stories/HinduDharma/Interfaith/hinduzion.pdf The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1950) by Louis Fischer. The quote is in the context of Gandhi's argument to his biographer that collective suicide would have been a heroic response that would have "aroused the world and the people of Germany to Hitler's violence".
Posthumous publications (1950s and later)

Benjamin Graham Foto

„If General Motors is worth $60 a share to an investor it must be because the full common-stock ownership of this gigantic enterprise as a whole is worth 43 million (shares) times $60, or no less than $2,600 million.“

—  Benjamin Graham American investor 1894 - 1976

Quelle: The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing (1949), Chapter II, The Investor and Stock-Market Fluctuations, p. 39

Eileen Chang Foto
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„If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media … should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Taped statement (August 1979); Reagan is on record as opposing legalization of Marijuana: "I also want to applaud you for helping the people of Oregon fight a misguided minority that would legalize marijuana. That would be the worst possible message to send to our young people." Speech http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/073086a.htm (30 July 1986); Reagan's son Michael has disputed the fervor of his opposition: "Of course Dad was for legalization. … He wasn't crazy, he didn't want his kids in jail!"
"Reagan's Marijuana Comments Cause Stir" (11 May 2002) http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/5/11/12343.shtml
1970s
Kontext: The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn’t enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media … should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.

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