— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now. It never did, really. It was romance I wanted, kisses and candlelight, that sort of thing. I never did dig sex very much.“
— Lana Turner American actress 1921 - 1995
Quoted in Life https://books.google.com/books?id=77cRAQAAMAAJ&q=The+truth+is,+sex+doesn't+mean+that+much+to+me+now.+It+never+did,+really.+It+was+romance+I+wanted,+kisses+and+candlelight,+that+sort+of+thing.+I+never+did+dig+sex+very+much.&dq=The+truth+is,+sex+doesn't+mean+that+much+to+me+now.+It+never+did,+really.+It+was+romance+I+wanted,+kisses+and+candlelight,+that+sort+of+thing.+I+never+did+dig+sex+very+much.&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO79P49ObSAhXIdSYKHQmSBYsQ6AEIGjAA, vol. 7 (1984), p. xxiv.
„Nobody talks much that doesn't say unwise things, — things he did not mean to say; as no person plays much without striking a false note sometimes.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
„It is there not so much to convey a meaning as to wake a meaning. If it do not even wake an interest, throw it aside. A meaning may be there, but it is not for you.“
— George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
Context: "Suppose my child ask me what the fairytale means, what am I to say?" If you do not know what it means, what is easier than to say so? If you do see a meaning in it, there it is for you to give him. A genuine work of art must mean many things; the truer its art, the more things it will mean. If my drawing, on the other hand, is so far from being a work of art that it needs THIS IS A HORSE written under it, what can it matter that neither you nor your child should know what it means? It is there not so much to convey a meaning as to wake a meaning. If it do not even wake an interest, throw it aside. A meaning may be there, but it is not for you. If, again, you do not know a horse when you see it, the name written under it will not serve you much.
„I'd like to thank all of you for being here, gracias. You don't know how much it means to me. Gracias.“
— Al Hurricane American singer-songwriter 1936 - 2017
Last lines to all the artists present during the documentary concert, "A Tribute to Al Hurricane - The Godfather".
„But we cannot “give” meaning to the life of others. And if this is true of meaning per se, how much does it hold for Ultimate Meaning?“
— Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997
Context: It is true, Logotherapy, deals with the Logos; it deals with Meaning. Specifically I see Logotherapy in helping others to see meaning in life. But we cannot “give” meaning to the life of others. And if this is true of meaning per se, how much does it hold for Ultimate Meaning? Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning (1997)
„To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.“
— Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic 1930 - 2013
„I argued that physical discomfort is important only when the mood is wrong. Then you fasten on to whatever thing is uncomfortable and call that the cause. But if the mood is right, then physical discomfort doesn't mean much.“
— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values