— Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949
— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Quelle: Fight Club
„Jack: [pointing a pistol at Bob's trousers] I'm going to blow your brains out.
[Bob adjusts Jack's gun arm, so that the pistol is now pointing at Bob's head]“
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
„Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor.
Son of a gun; load the last ton,
One step ahead of the jailer.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Song lyrics, Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978)
„But most men must first be persuaded that the task lies ahead and not behind — that we are infants still, with loaded guns for toys.“
— Philip Wylie American writer 1902 - 1971
Quelle: Generation of Vipers (1942), p. 20
Kontext: The blame for Armageddon lies on man. And the millennium will come only when the average man exhibits a scientific integrity about all he is and does — instead of half of it. Many a psychological Archimedes has put signposts on the hard road man must follow if he is to avoid self-destruction and come into his own. A few very great modern scientists have added to the lore. Indications of what man may expect of himself are everywhere at hand. But most men must first be persuaded that the task lies ahead and not behind — that we are infants still, with loaded guns for toys.
— George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832
"The Maid's Story", line 84 (1819).
Tales of the Hall (1819)
„Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.“
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
Letter to Patricia Warrick (17 May 1978), published in Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1977-1979 (1993)
— Modris Eksteins Canadian historian 1943
Quoted by Paul Fussell. The Boys' Crusade. Random House, New York, 2003. pg xv. ISBN: 0-679-64088-6
— Jeff Shaara, Gods and Generals
Quelle: Gods and Generals
— Jim Butcher, buch Blood Rites
Quelle: Blood Rites
„In fact, the Eastern civilization is mostly concerned with the inner and spiritual aspects of living while the Western civilization includes the outer and external features of life. Therefore, the connection of these two, which results in looking up to one another in order to learn and improve, complements each of them in a different way. It is necessary to point out that the Eastern and Western civilizations are just taken as examples to explain the unification of cultures. This fact extends to the Northern, Southern, or any of the current civilization of the world.“
— Elia M. Ramollah founder and leader of the El Yasin Community 1973
360 Doctrines and Comprehensive Theories, Union of Civilizations
„Western civilization is passing through a social revolution unparalleled in history for scope and power.“
— Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918
Quelle: Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Introduction, p. xi
Kontext: Western civilization is passing through a social revolution unparalleled in history for scope and power. Its coming was inevitable.... By universal consent this social crisis is the overshadowing problem of our generation.