„I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.“

—  Jack Kerouac, Letter to Ed White (5 July 1950) as published in The Missouri Review, Vol. XVII, No. 3, 1994, page 137, and also quoted in Jack Kerouac: Angelheaded Hipster (1996) by Steve Turner, p. 117
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„If you want to understand the beliefs that are shaping global politics, read the Book of Revelation.“

—  John Gray British philosopher 1948
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„I am such a slow learner that once I understand something I might as well write it down!“

—  Elliott Organick American computer scientist 1925 - 1985
When asked about his prolific publication record; quoted in Computer Pioneers by John A. N. Lee, pg. 510.

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„I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.“

—  Howard Gardner American developmental psychologist 1943
Howard Gardner (1983), "Multiple approaches to understanding," in: Charles M. Reigeluth (ed.) Instructional-design Theories and Models: A new paradigm of ..., Volume 2. p. 69-90

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„I want to get out in the water. I wanted to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory.“

—  Sylvia Earle American oceanographer 1935
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„I'm not above acting like a seal every once in a while and waiting for the next fish, I just don't want to do it all the time.“

—  Fred Thompson American politician and actor 1942 - 2015
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„To bend down for money is OK, but to bow is not.“

—  Avner Strauss Israeli musician 1954
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„Before, he had fought against the money code, and yet he had clung to his wretched remnant of decency. But now it was precisely from decency that he wanted to escape. He wanted to go down, deep down, into some world where decency no longer mattered; to cut the strings of his self-respect, to submerge himself—to sink, as Rosemary had said. It was all bound up in his mind with the thought of being under ground.“

—  George Orwell, buch Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936), He liked to think of the lost people, the under-ground people: tramps, beggars, criminals, prostitutes. It is a good world that they inhabit, down there in their frowzy kips and spikes. He liked to think that beneath the world of money there is that great sluttish underworld where failure and success have no meaning; a sort of kingdom of ghosts where all are equal. That was where he wished to be, down in the ghost-kingdom, below ambition. It comforted him somehow to think of the smoke-dim slums of South London sprawling on and on, a huge graceless wilderness where you could lose yourself forever. Ch. 10

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„I must lay down the law as I understand it, and as I read it in books of authority.“

—  John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician 1820 - 1894
Reg. v. Ramsey (1883), 1 Cababe & Ellis' Q. B. D. Rep. 136.

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