„We don´t have a desperate need to grow. We have a desperate desire to grow.“

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US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Nobelpreis… 1912 - 2006
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„Today we have economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive. What we need are economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow.“

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„A metaphor is a sign of desperation when we need another world to describe what we are feeling. Metaphors are about desperation and safety. We call out to metaphor because a metaphor makes us feel safe.“

—  Jericho Brown American writer 1976
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„I needed to sing — desperately.“

—  Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
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„I'm not a criminal. I did nothing wrong. I was helping my kids. We desperately need medical marijuana in this country..“

—  Brownie Mary American medical cannabis activist 1922 - 1999
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„…and Britain was saved, because of a national day of prayer. Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately need our own Miracle of Dunkirk today.“

—  James Dobson Evangelical Christian psychologist, author, and radio broadcaster. 1936
2011, "The Response" prayer rally, 2011-08-06, quoted in * Kyle Mantyla The Response: Dobsons Ask God To Give America A "Miracle At Dunkirk" Right Wing Watch 2011-08-06 http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/response-dobsons-ask-god-give-america-miracle-dunkirk 2011-08-06

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„We have a cancer within, close to the presidency, that's growing.“

—  John Dean American lawyer, politician 1938
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„I am desperate for change — now — not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now. We don’t have time to wait.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2000s, Context: I am desperate for change — now — not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now. We don’t have time to wait. We need big change — not just the shifting of power among insiders. We need to change the game, because the game is broken. When I think about the country I want to give my children, it’s not the world we have now. All I have to do is look into the faces of my children, and I realize how much work we need to do. Campaign speech, quoted in "First Lady in Waiting" by Leslie Bennetts in Vanity Fair Web exclusive (27 December 2007) http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/12/michelle_obama200712

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„For a desperate disease a desperate cure.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays
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