„The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.“

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Französischer Dichter und Schriftsteller 1896 - 1966
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„Oneiric values have definitely won out over the others, and I maintain that anyone who still refuses to see, for instance, a horse galloping on a tomato, must be an idiot. A tomato is also a child's balloon - Surrealism, again, having suppressed the word ""like.""“

—  André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966
from: Point du Jour (Break of Day; 1934) Breton's quote is often misquoted as The man who can't visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=baKRHNX7eo0C&pg=PA43#v=onepage&q&f=false

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„A man like me cannot live without a hobby-horse, a consuming passion — in Schiller's words a tyrant.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
Context: A man like me cannot live without a hobby-horse, a consuming passion — in Schiller's words a tyrant. I have found my tyrant, and in his service I know no limits. My tyrant is psychology. it has always been my distant, beckoning goal and now since I have hit upon the neuroses, it has come so much the nearer. Ein Mensch wie ich kann ohne Steckenpferd, ohne herrschende Leidenschaften, ohne einen Tyrannen in Schillers Worten, nicht leben. Ich habe meinen Tyrannen gefunden und in seinem Dienst kenne ich kein Maß. Letter to Wilhelm Fliess (1895), as quoted in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences Vol 3-4 (1967) p. 159

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„You cannot kickstart a dead horse“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
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„[ A scab'd horse cannot abide the comb. ]“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„I say again, if I cannot draw a horse, I will not write THIS IS A HORSE under what I foolishly meant for one.“

—  George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
Context: "But surely you would explain your idea to one who asked you?" I say again, if I cannot draw a horse, I will not write THIS IS A HORSE under what I foolishly meant for one. Any key to a work of imagination would be nearly, if not quite, as absurd. The tale is there, not to hide, but to show: if it show nothing at your window, do not open your door to it; leave it out in the cold. To ask me to explain, is to say, "Roses! Boil them, or we won't have them!" My tales may not be roses, but I will not boil them. So long as I think my dog can bark, I will not sit up to bark for him.

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„The dog may be man
Horse, donkey, too
But the bull-
Man can not
Anytime.“

—  Ravindra Prabhat Hindi poet, scholar, journalist, novelist and short story writer 1969
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„1596. For want of a Nail the Shoe is lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse is lost; for want of a Horse the Man is lost.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1752) : For Want of a Nail the Shoe is lost; for want of a Shoe, the Horse is Lost; for want of a Horse the Rider is lost. ; also Poor Richard's Almanack (1758) : For Want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe, the Horse was Lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe Nail.