„War is like an actress, ever more dangerous and ever less photogenic“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Robert Capa Foto
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US-amerikanischer Fotograf ungarischer Herkunft 1913 - 1954

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Ginger Rogers Foto

„The hardest working actress I ever knew.“

—  Ginger Rogers American actress and dancer 1911 - 1995

Fred Astaire's description of Rogers' discipline and willingness to work, from Steps in Time.

Rekha Foto

„How is this dark, plump and gauche actress ever going to make it?“

—  Rekha Indian film actress 1954

Shashi Kapoor when she appeared first for shooting of film Sawan Bhadon, quoted in "Rekha: The divine diva" in Rediff.com

Abigail Adams Foto

„I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!”“

—  Abigail Adams 2nd First Lady of the United States (1797–1801) 1744 - 1818

Letter to John Adams (27 November 1775)
Kontext: I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!” The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government. You tell me of degrees of perfection to which human nature is capable of arriving, and I believe it, but at the same time lament that our admiration should arise from the scarcity of the instances.

Pink (singer) Foto

„Pretty pretty please,
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than
Fuckin' perfect?
Pretty pretty please,
If you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing,
You're fuckin' perfect to me.“

—  Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979

Fuckin' Perfect, written by Pink, Max Martin, and Shellback
Song lyrics, Greatest Hits... So Far!!! (2010)

Rajiv Malhotra Foto
Lillian Gish Foto
Robert Aumann Foto

„War has been with us ever since the dawn of civilization. Nothing has been more constant in history than war.“

—  Robert Aumann Israeli-American mathematician 1930

Quelle: War and peace (2005), p. 1

Francis Bacon Foto

„Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences.“

—  Francis Bacon, buch Essays

Of Boldness
Essays (1625)

Robert G. Ingersoll Foto

„We wondered why we ever thought there was, during the Cold War, any serious danger of Russia conquering the world when they couldn't even deliver the scenery for The Tempest.“

—  John Mortimer English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author 1923 - 2009

Quelle: Where There's a Will: Thoughts on the Good Life (2003), Ch. 29 : Avoiding Utopia

Richelle Mead Foto
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Abraham Lincoln Foto

„We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1830s, The Lyceum Address (1838)

Thucydides Foto

„It must be thoroughly understood that war is a necessity, and that the more readily we accept it, the less will be the ardor of our opponents, and that out of the greatest dangers communities and individuals acquire the greatest glory.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, 1.144-[3]
Variant translation: We must realize, too, that, both for cities and for individuals, it is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won.
As translated by Rex Warner (1954).
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

Rachel Cohn Foto
Ron Paul Foto

„We can achieve much more in peace than we can ever achieve in these needless, unconstitutional, undeclared wars.“

—  Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935

Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa, August 5, 2007 http://www.cfr.org/publication/13981/republican_debate_transcript_iowa.html
2000s, 2006-2009

Mary Jo Catlett Foto

„I would really like to do more dramatic work on the stage. It's difficult as a character actress because they casting directors and producers don't think of you as an actress, they think of you as a comedian.“

—  Mary Jo Catlett actress 1938

HER ROLE AS DIRECTOR A LOT OF 'NUNSENSE' https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1988-01-31-0010310197-story.html (January 31, 1988)

Noam Chomsky Foto

„Nobody is ever involved in an aggressive war; it's always a defensive war -- on both sides.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Interview by Tor Wennerberg, November 1998 http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/199811--.htm.
Quotes 1990s, 1995-1999
Kontext: No individual gets up and says, I'm going to take this because I want it. He'd say, I'm going to take it because it really belongs to me and it would be better for everyone if I had it. It's true of children fighting over toys. And it's true of governments going to war. Nobody is ever involved in an aggressive war; it's always a defensive war -- on both sides.

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