„It's a brilliant metaphor. What I meant to say was, when you see a monkey masturbating at the zoo…“

C-SPAN interview, October 14, 2004, when asked about the above quote.

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Jon Stewart
US-amerikanischer Comedian, Schauspieler, Schriftsteller un… 1962

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„When you go to the zoo and you see a monkey throwing poop, you go, "that's what monkeys do, what are you gonna do?" But what I wish the media would do more frequently is say "bad monkey."“

—  Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962

Charlie Rose interview, September 29, 2004
Kontext: If I was to really get at the burr in my saddle, it's not politics — and this is, I think, probably a horrible analogy — but I look at politicians as, they are doing what inherently they need to do to retain power. Their job is to consolidate power. When you go to the zoo and you see a monkey throwing poop, you go, "that's what monkeys do, what are you gonna do?" But what I wish the media would do more frequently is say "bad monkey."

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„I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

Quelle: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

„Those monkey-thumbs were meant for dogs. Give me my thumbs, you fu**ing monkeys!“

—  Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Quelle: The Art of Racing in the Rain

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„Cover me, when I sleep
Cover me, when I breathe
You throw your pearls before the swine
Make the monkey blind
Cover me, darling please.
Monkey, monkey, monkey.
Don't you know you're going to shock the monkey?“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

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Song lyrics, Peter Gabriel (IV), Security (1982)

„You are either the man in the white coat or you are the monkey. Susan sees herself as the monkey.“

—  Lisa Mason, buch Summer of Love

Quelle: Summer of Love (1994), Chapter 4 “Foxy Lady” (p. 82)

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„Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, "grace" metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have. Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. People say, "Why don’t you say what you mean?"“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections — whether from diffidence or some other instinct.
" Education by Poetry http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/amlitprivate/scans/edbypo.html", speech delivered at Amherst College and subsequently revised for publication in the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly (February 1931)
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„When your thinking is brilliant, you will be brilliant, but if your thinking is not brilliant you will not be brilliant, no matter how brilliant you may think you are.“

—  Christian D. Larson Prolific author of metaphysical and New Thought books 1874 - 1962

Quelle: Your Forces and How to Use Them (1912), Chapter 7, p. 114

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„You got anything to say to your filthy monkey gods before I food you?“

—  Darby Conley American cartoonist 1970

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„Where you see yourself as brilliant“

—  Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959

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Kontext: I called the Navab's wine blood, the painted whore a corpse, and the king a pauper. I attacked Alexander with insults, and denounced the so-called great souls. The lowly I have raised on the bridge of praise to the seventh heaven. Your learned pandit is my great fool, your heaven my hell, your gold my iron, friend! Your piety my sin. Where you see yourself as brilliant I find you a dolt. Your rise, friend-my decline. That's the way our values are mixed up, friend! Your whole world is a hair to me. Oh yes, friend, I'm moonstruck through and through- moonstruck! That's just the way I am.

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„If one was told that monkeys had built it, one could only say, 'What wonderful monkeys — they must be shot in case they do it again.“

—  Edwin Lutyens British architect 1869 - 1944

1912, on seeing the British government buildings of Shimla, in a letter to his wife. Published in The letters of Edwin Lutyens to his wife Lady Emily (1985) by Clayre Percy and Jane Ridley. p. 245.

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„You are quite correct in saying that I banned the export of monkeys on a humanitarian basis and not because the number was lessening.“

—  Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995

19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967

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„Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise.“

—  Jeanette Winterson, buch Sexing the Cherry

Quelle: Sexing the Cherry

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