„Why are there stars when there are no people? O God, why don't you just extinguish them?“

Cool my brow, ancient night! Divine and fair as you always were — O night, what purpose do you serve? There are no lovers, no dreams. O nursemaid, dead as a sleep without dreams, you no longer hallow anyone's prayers. O mother of us all, you don't bless a single heart smitten with love. There is no love.
R.U.R. (1920)

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tschechischer Schriftsteller 1890 - 1938

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„There are people who just don't believe in the existence of a god. I don't know why because clearly, there is strong evidence that there's a god. But I believe that you serve all the people, not just those who profess to have faith but those with little or no faith. That's how you convert them.“

—  Donna Brazile American author, educator, and political activist and strategist 1959

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN, October 30, 2008 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0810/30/sitroom.02.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4zRnr2FOCc

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„My dear, when people show you who they are, why don't you believe them? Why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are? Why can't you get it the first time?“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

As quoted by Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey's paraphrase:
When people show you who they are, believe them.
Quelle: [When people show you who they are, believe them, http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/when-people-show-you-who-they-are-believe-them-video, 2016-01-19, Oprah's Lifeclass, Oprah, Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey Network, 2011-10-26, 1, 13, 90, en-us, Oprah Winfrey]
Quelle: [Book club finale, http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/One-of-Dr-Maya-Angelous-Most-Important-Lessons_1, 2016-01-19, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah, Winfrey, 1997-06-18, 45, en-us, Oprah Winfrey]

„Don."
"Yeah."
"Why don't people believe?"
"Why don't they believe what?"
"In God."
"I don't know. Not everyone has a Volkswagen.“

—  Donald Miller American writer 1971

Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (2000, Harvest House Publishers)

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„What amazes me is how many people are happy for Saddam to stay. They ask why we don't get rid of Mugabe, why not the Burmese lot. Yes, let's get rid of them all. I don't because I can't, but when you can you should.“

—  Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953

Michael Ignatieff, "Why Are We In Iraq? (And Liberia? And Afghanistan?)", New York Times, 5 September, 2003.
2000s

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„"I don't want to! Why should I?"
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."
"So what? I don't care about other people."
"You should."
"But why?"
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Dialogue between Russell and his daughter Katharine, as quoted in My Father – Bertrand Russell (1975)
Attributed from posthumous publications

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„People die when they get hanged. It’s why they hang them!“

—  Scott Lynch, buch The Republic of Thieves

Prologue “The Minder” section 8 (p. 19)
The Republic of Thieves (2013)

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„Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby? C'mon, it's stupid.“

—  Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012

Salon Magazine (29 August 2001)

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„Why me?' I ask God.
God says nothing.
I laugh and the stars watch.
It's good to be alive.“

—  Markus Zusak Australian author 1975

Quelle: I Am the Messenger

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„Babies, babies, babies. Why did God make so many babies? But no, God didn't make them. Stupid people made them.“

—  Margaret Mitchell, buch Vom Winde verweht (1937 German edition)

Quelle: Gone with the Wind

„Why don’t you live for the people. Why don’t you struggle for the people. Why don’t you die for the people.“

—  Fred Hampton African-American activist 1948 - 1969

Excerpt from The Murder of Fred Hampton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7F8RfnDhkA (1971).

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