— Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
„Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down.“
— Guy De Maupassant, Bel-Ami
„Everything we need to know is locked up in your head, under those pretty red curls."
Clary reached up to touch her hair protectively. "I dont think-"
"So what are you going to do?" Simon asked sharply. "Cut her head open to get at it?“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Bones
„It's the very playful, very natural result of juggling languages. You are always reaching for the most appropriate phrase.“
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
Salon interview (1996), Context: When I was growing up, everyone around me was fond of fooling around with words. It was certainly common in my family, but I think it is typical of Bombay, and maybe of India, that there is a sense of play in the way people use language. Most people in India are multilingual, and if you listen to the urban speech patterns there you'll find it's quite characteristic that a sentence will begin in one language, go through a second language and end in a third. It's the very playful, very natural result of juggling languages. You are always reaching for the most appropriate phrase.
„Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.“
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
Markings (1964), "1925-1930" http://books.google.com/books?id=Zvi195aKdvMC&q=%22Never+measure+the+height+of+a+mountain+until+you+have+reached+the+top+then+you+will+see+how+low+it+was%22&pg=PA3#v=onepage
„Advertising reaches out to touch the fantasy part of people's lives. And you know, most people's fantasies are pretty sad.“
— Frederik Pohl American science fiction writer and editor 1919 - 2013
The Way The Future Was, (autobiography, 1978)
„:Um, I'm very sorry, off the top of my head, I know that there are a lot, but, uh, I'll put it up on my website. I promise you.“
— Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969
2010 Delaware US Senate race, 2010 Delaware US Senate race debates, University of Delaware 2010 Delaware US Senate race debate
„On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.“
— Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889
Misattributed, Sometimes ascribed to Robert Browning, this is in fact a misquotation from Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621): "They [i.e. ambitious men] may not cease, but as a dog in a wheel, a bird in a cage, or a squirrel in a chain, so Budaeus compares them; they climb and climb still, with much labour, but never make an end, never at the top".
„Your attitude measures up to the two requirements of love. You want to go to bed with her and can't, and you don't know her very well. Ignorance of the other person topped up with deprivation, Jim. You fit the formula all right, and what's more you want to go on fitting it.“
— Kingsley Amis, buch Lucky Jim
Lucky Jim (1954)
„Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don’t know whether you’re in a trough until you’re climbing out, or on a peak until you’re coming down.“
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
„Did you ever sum up these prizes and think how very little the millionaire has beyond the peasant, and how very often his additions tend not to happiness but to misery!“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
Round the World, 1884, p. 353 General Conclusions.