„Not worth a bucket of warm spit.“
Comment to Lyndon B. Johnson on the vice presidency, widely attributed to Garner as early as 1964 http://books.google.com/books?id=q4zpAAAAMAAJ. The quote is sometimes given as using "piss" instead of "spit."
— Samuel Woodworth, The Old Oaken Bucket
The Old Oaken Bucket (1817)
„As always, she was carrying the washing. Rudy was carrying two buckets of cold water, or as he put it, two buckets of future ice.“
— Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin
Quelle: The Book Thief
— Terry Jones Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author 1942 - 2020
Graham Chapman A Liar's Autobiography (London: Eyre Methuen, 1980) p. 152.
Jones' suggested title for the show that was eventually named Monty Python's Flying Circus.
„[after watching a spitting cobra spit at Steve Irwin]
Y'all, I am screaming at my television set: THEY'RE SPITTING COBRAS, YOU MORON!! Didn't you hear the“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
Here's Your Sign Live! (2004)
— Paul Keating Australian politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia 1944
as quoted in a 2014 Daily Telegraph article http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/all-riled-up-over-an-empty-bucket/news-story/93c0bff6a075170852189ba9a7480365
— William R. Alger American clergyman and poet 1822 - 1905
Reported in Raphael Lewin, Ed., The New Era (1872), Volume 2, p. 315.
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
This address was a speech at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta (1895-09-18)
Quelle: 1900s, Up From Slavery (1901), Chapter XIV: The Atlanta Exposition Address
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
Quelle: William R(ounseville) Alger, American clergyman and writer [1822-1905]; reported in Raphael Lewin, Ed., The New Era (1872), Volume 2, p. 315.
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
„The title of poet's a noble thing, worth living and dying for,
Though all the devils on earth and in Hell spit at me their disdain.
It is stern work, it is perilous work, to thrust your hand in the sun
And pull out a spark of immortal flame to warm the hearts of men:
But Prometheus, torn by the claws and beaks whose task is never done,
Would be tortured another eternity to go stealing fire again.“
— Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918
Main Street and Other Poems (1917), The Proud Poet
— Terry Pratchett, buch Making Money
Quelle: Making Money
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/28/25-best-warren-buffett-quotes.aspx "25 Best Warren Buffett Quotes" The Motley Fool (28 September 2014)
Quotes from the press
„Dwelling beside a body of water is tonic for the weary psyche. Sea smells, sea birds, seawrack, sands—alternately cool, warm, moist and dry—a taste of brine and the presence of the rocking, slopping bluegraygreen spit-flecked waters, has the effect of rinsing the emotions, bathing the outlook, bleaching the conscience.“
— Roger Zelazny, Isle of the Dead
Quelle: Isle of the Dead (1969), Chapter 5 (pp. 119-120)