— Chuck Palahniuk, книга Колыбельная
Источник: Lullaby (2002), Chapter 3
Контексте: The muffled thunder of dialogue comes through the walls, then a chorus of laughter. Then more thunder. Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.
— Chuck Palahniuk, книга Колыбельная
— Stephen King, книга Under the Dome
Источник: Under the Dome
— Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993
How to be Lovely (2005)
— Jim Carrey Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer 1962
As quoted in An Interview with Jim Carrey: We talk to the comedy mastermind about his most reserved performance http://movies.ign.com/articles/498/498545p1.html by Jeff Otto IGN (12 March 2004)
Контексте: I like people. They're entertaining. I just may laugh at different things than most people. I laugh at mistakes. I laugh at how you recover from mistakes.
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
Контексте: The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Patriotism, or Peace? http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism,_or_Peace%3F (1896), translated by Nathan Haskell Dole
I have already several times expressed the thought that in our day the feeling of patriotism is an unnatural, irrational, and harmful feeling, and a cause of a great part of the ills from which mankind is suffering, and that, consequently, this feeling – should not be cultivated, as is now being done, but should, on the contrary, be suppressed and eradicated by all means available to rational men. Yet, strange to say – though it is undeniable that the universal armaments and destructive wars which are ruining the peoples result from that one feeling – all my arguments showing the backwardness, anachronism, and harmfulness of patriotism have been met, and are still met, either by silence, by intentional misinterpretation, or by a strange unvarying reply to the effect that only bad patriotism (Jingoism or Chauvinism) is evil, but that real good patriotism is a very elevated moral feeling, to condemn which is not only irrational but wicked.
What this real, good patriotism consists in, we are never told; or, if anything is said about it, instead of explanation we get declamatory, inflated phrases, or, finally, some other conception is substituted for patriotism – something which has nothing in common with the patriotism we all know, and from the results of which we all suffer so severely.
Patriotism and Government http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism_and_Government (1900)
Контексте: Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation. "Yes," they will say, "wrong patriotism is an evil; but there is another kind, the kind we hold." But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains.
— Daniel Keyes, книга Flowers for Algernon
Источник: Flowers for Algernon
— Jeanette Winterson, книга Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Источник: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Interview with The Boston Globe (1989)
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
— Wendy Kaminer American lawyer 1949
"6/24/95 Wendy Kaminer on Crime" (24 June 1995) http://www.aclu.org/racial-justice_prisoners-rights_drug-law-reform_immigrants-rights/62495-wendy-kaminer-crime
— Chuck Palahniuk, книга Рэнт: биография Бастера Кейси
— Sugar Ray Leonard American boxer 1956
Leonard referring to the epic no mas(no more, in spanish) fight against Roberto Duran.http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20061006/ai_n16774982/pg_3
— Edward VIII of the United Kingdom king of the United Kingdom and its dominions in 1936 1894 - 1972
Galbraith, Ambassador’s Journal, 36
To John Kenneth Galbraith, who had been appointed American ambassador to India,
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
Источник: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
— Ken Dodd English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor 1927 - 2018
Quoted in Manchester Evening News, http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/comedy/s/234/234894_dodds_bolton_bonus.htmlDodd's Bolton bonus, Natalie Anglesey. (2008-04-28)
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
I said, “As long as they’re laughing, it doesn’t matter.”
— John Brunner, книга The Sheep Look Up
September “MINE ENEMIES ARE DELIVERED INTO MY HAND”
The Sheep Look Up (1972)