„Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, buch The Language of the Night

The Language of the Night (1979)
Kontext: I have never found anywhere, in the domain of art, that you don't have to walk to. (There is quite an array of jets, buses and hacks which you can ride to Success; but that is a different destination.) It is a pretty wild country. There are, of course, roads. Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart.

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Ursula K. Le Guin
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1929 - 2018

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„Oh my baby's coming home tomorrow
Ain't that good news, man, ain't that news?
Baby's coming home tomorrow
Ain't that news, man, ain't that news?“

—  Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964

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Song lyrics, Ain't That Good News (1964)

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„Good artists copy, great artists steal.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Compare: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." T. S. Eliot, in Philip Massinger, in The Sacred Wood (1920)

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„Good artists copy; great artists steal.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

This is a favorite phrase of Jobs, but he is (mis)quoting Pablo Picasso. "Lesser artists borrow; great artists steal" is similarly attributed to Igor Stravinsky, but both sayings may well originate in T. S. Eliot's dictum http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Sacred_Wood/Philip_Massinger: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn."

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„Good writin' ain't necessarily good readin'.“

—  Ken Kesey, buch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Quelle: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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„An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

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„Stars and shadows ain't good to see by.“

—  Mark Twain, buch Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Quelle: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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„A good teacher does not draw out; he gives out, and what he gives out is love.“

—  A.S. Neill Scottish educator and theorist 1883 - 1973

The Problem Teacher (1939), p. 11
Kontext: A good teacher does not draw out; he gives out, and what he gives out is love. And by love I mean approval, or if you like, friendliness, good nature. The good teacher not only understands the child: he approves of the child.

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„The road to ignorance is paved with good editions. Only the illiterate can afford to buy good books now.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

As quoted in Days with Bernard Shaw (1949) by Stephen Winsten
1940s and later

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„The great moral teachers of humanity were, in a way, artistic geniuses in the art of living.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

1940s, Religion and Science: Irreconcilable? (1948)

„Out here you better have a gun, and a gun in the wagon ain't good for nothin'.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988

Quelle: The Quick and the Dead (1973), Ch. 5; the statement here wrongly attributed by a character in the story to a Quaker, who are generally pacifists, is actually one usually attributed to the Puritan, Oliver Cromwell.
Kontext: Out here you better have a gun, and a gun in the wagon ain't good for nothin'. I believe what the old Quaker said,"Trust in the Lord, but keep your powder dry."

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„What is the good of a newborn baby?“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Widely attributed response to a questioner doubting the usefulness of hot air balloons. See Seymor L. Chapin, "A Legendary Bon Mot?: Franklin's 'What is the Good of a Newborn Baby?'", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 129:3 (September 1985), pp. 278–290. Chapin argues (pp. 286–287) that the "evidence overwhelmingly suggests that he said something rather different" and that the attributed quotation is "a probably much older adage".

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