„You're an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand. I'm an intelligent person with no moral character at all, so I'm in an ideal position to appreciate it.“

—  Joseph Heller, buch Catch-22

Quelle: Catch-22

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1923 - 1999

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„I'm fundamentally quite shy, so that thing of taking on another character is quite a liberating thing to do if you're a shy person, because within that character framework you can now go to all these other places.“

—  Russell Crowe New Zealand-born Australian actor, film producer and musician 1964

GQ Interview (2005)
Kontext: I'm fundamentally quite shy, so that thing of taking on another character is quite a liberating thing to do if you're a shy person, because within that character framework you can now go to all these other places. [pauses] And I never found another job that I was actually that good at.

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„I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It's very character-building.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

As quoted in Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company (2004) by Owen W. Linzmayer
2000s
Variante: I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year… It's very character-building.

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„I'm an actor. That's what I do. I'm not a stand-up comic. I do characters. I'm very good. I'll be better. But right now I'm a very good actor.“

—  Whoopi Goldberg American actress 1955

As quoted in "Whoopi Goldberg, A One-Woman Character Parade" https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=68252476 by Michael Kuchwara, AP Drama Writer, The Fremont News-Messenger (November 29, 1984), p. 31.

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„Intelligence is the only moral guide.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

What Would You Substitute for the Bible as a Moral Guide? (1900)
Kontext: All “inspired books,” teaching that what the supernatural commands is right, and right because commanded, and that what the supernatural prohibits is wrong, and wrong because prohibited, are absurdly unphilosophic. And all “inspired books,” teaching that only those who obey the commands of the supernatural are, or can be, truly virtuous, and that unquestioning faith will be rewarded with eternal joy, are grossly immoral. Again I say: Intelligence is the only moral guide.

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„I'm impressed that they've been able to take a 2D character with a 1D personality and bloat it into a 3D disaster.“

—  Maddox American internet writer 1978

Garfield sucks http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks
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„Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variante: Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.

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„The statement which has been made by the Leader of the Opposition was that the intelligence has stopped. I don't know whether that was a personal confession or whether it was a statement of position.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005

Referring to Jim McLay's comments on the effect of the nuclear ships ban on the exchange of military intelligence with New Zealand's allies.
Quelle: Gliding on the Lino: The Wit of David Lange, compiled by David Barber, 1987.

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„People say to me all the time, "You have no fear." I tell them, "No, that's not true. I'm scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person."“

—  Ronda Rousey American judoka, mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and actress 1987

"Ronda Rousey: What I've Learned", in Esquire.com (26 December 2012) http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/interviews/a17607/ronda-rousey-mma-quotes-0113/

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„As a writer, I'm a composite intelligence.“

—  Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014

Yonder Mark (ed.), The Quotable Gordimer, 2014.

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