„[Tax] dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good — things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.“

Quelle: Referring to a $211,000 USDA study seeking ways to better control Bactrocera oleae, which is harmful to American agriculture. http://www.livescience.com/health/081104-bad-fruit-flies.html

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Sarah Palin1
US-amerikanische Politikerin, Gouverneurin des Bundesstaats… 1964

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„There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: Your tax dollar will go farther.“

—  Wernher von Braun German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect 1912 - 1977

Attributed in Reader's Digest (1961), and The Yale Book of Quotations (2006) edited by Fred R. Shapiro, p. 101

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„I like to try different things. A good strong character and a good story are the key things for me when I'm considering a script. But I don't want to do the same kinds of things over and over. I like to challenge myself and do projects that dare to push the limits.“

—  Matt Dillon American actor 1964

Dennis King (January 12, 1990) "Matt Dillon - This Era's James Dean - 'Drugstore Cowboy' Star Takes Critics' Award, Speculation About Oscar Nomination in Stride", Tulsa World, p. C1.

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„I think that it would do us good to have some tension […]. From this weekend, I'm going to start to overdramatise things a little.“

—  José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Former Prime Minister of Spain 1960

Said to the presenter of 'Cuatro', Iñaki Gabilondo, at the end of an interview, and referring to the 2008 general election. His words were captured by microphones when Zapatero presumed that he was no longer on air.
As President, 2008
Quelle: "A partir de este fin de semana, voy a dramatizar un poco" http://www.publico.es/048875/a/partir/semana/dramatizar/poco:

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„Nothing like ADHD and a good fight to the death to make time fly“

—  Rick Riordan, buch The Lost Hero

Quelle: The Lost Hero

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„Never go to France
Unless you know the lingo,
If you do, like me,
You will repent, by jingo.“

—  Thomas Hood British writer 1799 - 1845

French and English, st. 1 (1839).

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„I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.“

—  George H. W. Bush American politician, 41st President of the United States 1924 - 2018

Kontext: I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli. Now look, this is the last statement I’m going to have on broccoli. There are truckloads of broccoli at this very minute descending on Washington. My family is divided. For the broccoli vote out there: Barbara loves broccoli. She has tried to make me eat it. She eats it all the time herself. So she can go out and meet the caravan of broccoli that’s coming in.

YouTube clip News conference (22 March 1990) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIKmp-Ualzg

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„When good Americans die, they go to Paris"
"Where do bad Americans go?"
"They stay in America“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Act I.
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Kontext: Mrs. Allonby: They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans die they go to Paris.
Lady Hunstanton: Indeed? And when bad Americans die, where do they go to?
Lord Illingworth: Oh, they go to America.

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„The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like they are people instead of talking to them like they're property.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

Appearance on The Howard Stern Show (1987).

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„Yeah, the good news about the move to abolish the death tax, the tax where they come and look at how much money you've got when you die, how much gold is in your teeth and they want half of it, is that — you're right, there's an exemption for — I don't know — maybe a million dollars now, and it's scheduled to go up a little bit. However, 70 percent of the American people want to abolish that tax. Congress, the House and Senate, have three times voted to abolish it. The president supports abolishing it, so that tax is going to be abolished. I think it speaks very much to the health of the nation that 70-plus percent of Americans want to abolish the death tax, because they see it as fundamentally unjust. The argument that some who played at the politics of hate and envy and class division will say, 'Yes, well, that's only 2 percent,' or as people get richer 5 percent in the near future of Americans likely to have to pay that tax. I mean, that's the morality of the Holocaust. 'Well, it's only a small percentage,' you know. 'I mean, it's not you, it's somebody else.' And this country, people who may not make earning a lot of money the centerpiece of their lives, they may have other things to focus on, they just say it's not just. If you've paid taxes on your income once, the government should leave you alone. Shouldn't come back and try and tax you again.“

—  Grover Norquist Conservative Lobbyist 1956

interview with NPR's Terry Gross on the program Fresh Air, October 2, 2003.

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