„.. women… …their way of observing, combining, sensing the way they dress. They compare a thousand of more visible things with one another than a man does.“
— Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White
„Natural phenomena undisturbed by man point the way to the realization of a new technique. One needs a keen sense of observation. We must understand Nature before we can adapt its way of working to our needs.“
— Viktor Schauberger austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958
— Anna Sui American fashion designer 1964
Interview Magazine (December 15, 2010)
„Islam neither requires one to be practising, nor to dress in one way or another. So imposing the veil on a woman is contrary to the principles of Islam.“
— Queen Rania of Jordan Queen consort of Jordan 1970
Context: Islam neither requires one to be practising, nor to dress in one way or another. So imposing the veil on a woman is contrary to the principles of Islam. … Unfortunately, after all the suspicion weighing on Islam, many people have begun to consider the veil as a political problem, but this is not the case … Wearing the veil is a free personal choice. Interview with Corriere della Sera, as quoted in " Muslim women don't have to wear veils: Rania http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2007/February/middleeast_February139.xml§ion=middleeast&col=", Khaleej Times (9 February 2007)
„A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
The Spectator (1711–1714), No. 93 (16 June 1711).
„In one way or another one "lives" the myth, in the sense that one is seized by the sacred, exalting power of the events recollected or re-enacted.“
— Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986
Myth and Reality (1963), Context: In one way or another one "lives" the myth, in the sense that one is seized by the sacred, exalting power of the events recollected or re-enacted. "Living" a myth, then, implies a genuinely "religious" experience, since it differs from the ordinary experience of everyday life. The "religiousness" of this experience is due to the fact that one re-enacts fabulous, exalting, significant events, one again witnesses the creative deeds of the Supernaturals; one ceases to exist in the everyday world and enters a transfigured, auroral world impregnated with the Supernaturals' presence. What is involved is not a commemoration of mythical events but a reiteration of them. The protagonists of the myth are made present; one becomes their contemporary. This also implies that one is no longer living in chronological time, but in the primordial Time, the Time when the event first took place. This is why we can use the term the "strong time" of myth; it is the prodigious, "sacred" time when something new, strong, and significant was manifested. To re-experience that time, to re-enact it as often as possible, to witness again the spectacle of the divine works, to meet with the Supernaturals and relearn their creative lesson is the desire that runs like a pattern through all the ritual reiterations of myths. In short, myths reveal that the World, man, and life have a supernatural origin and history, and that this history is significant, precious, and exemplary.
— Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004
BBC obituary (2004)
„Cinema is a product of society. You look around you, the way women dress up for parties is no longer the same.“
— Waheeda Rehman Indian actress 1938
Quote, Queen of hearts
„SPAN ID=What_we_call_things> What we call things and where we draw the line between one class of things and another depend upon the interests we have and the purposes of the classification. For example, animals are classified in one way by the meat industry, in a different way by the leather industry, in another different way by the fur industry, and in a still different way by the biologist. None of these classifications is any more final than any of the others; each of them is useful for its purpose. </SPAN“
— S. I. Hayakawa, книга Language in Thought and Action
Language in Thought and Action (1949), Giving Things Names, p. 209-210
„.. there's nothing harder in the world than making art, particularly when no one understands it. Women want portraits without shadow, men want to be dressed up in their Sunday best; there's no way out. To earn money with things like that, you'd be better of walking on a treadmill. At least then you would not be abdicating your convictions.“
— Gustave Courbet French painter 1819 - 1877
1840s - 1850s, In his letter (Paris, January 1846); as quoted in 'Gustave Courbet', by Georges Riat, Parkstone International, 2015,
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book X, Context: Acquire the contemplative way of seeing how all things change into one another, and constantly attend to it, and exercise thyself about this part [of philosophy]. For nothing is so much adapted to produce magnanimity.... But as to what any man shall say or think about him, or do against him, he never even thinks of it, being himself contented with these two things: with acting justly in what he now does, and being satisfied with what is now assigned to him; and he lays aside all distracting and busy pursuits, and desires nothing else than to accomplish the straight course through the law, and by accomplishing the straight course to follow God. X, 11
— Timothy Shay Arthur Novelist, short story writer, publisher 1809 - 1885
Advice to Young Men on Their Duties and Conduct in Life (1848), p. 31
„Our victory in Europe was more than a victory of arms.
It was a victory of one way of life over another. It was a victory of an ideal founded on the rights of the common man, on the dignity of the human being, on the conception of the State as the servant — and not the master — of its people.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Report on the Potsdam Conference (1945), Context: Our victory in Europe was more than a victory of arms. It was a victory of one way of life over another. It was a victory of an ideal founded on the rights of the common man, on the dignity of the human being, on the conception of the State as the servant — and not the master — of its people. A free people showed that it was able to defeat professional soldiers whose only moral arms were obedience and the worship of force. We tell ourselves that we have emerged from this war the most powerful nation in the world — the most powerful nation, perhaps, in all history. That is true, but not in the sense some of us believe it to be true. The war has shown us that we have tremendous resources to make all the materials for war. It has shown us that we have skillful workers and managers and able generals, and a brave people capable of bearing arms. All these things we knew before. The new thing — the thing which we had not known — the thing we have learned now and should never forget, is this: that a society of self-governing men is more powerful, more enduring, more creative than any other kind of society, however disciplined, however centralized.
„Generally speaking Scottish women are pretty good. Look at Sharleen Spiteri and Lulu — you've got two fabulously well-dressed women in different ways.“
— Susannah Constantine British fashion designer and journalist 1962
Scots Are So Stylish... (2007)
„There are more ways of killing a cat than drowning it in butter; but this is the sort of thing (as the proverb indicates) we overlook: there are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.“
— J. L. Austin, книга How to Do Things with Words
John Langshaw Austin, Marina Sbisà (1975) How to Do Things with Words. p. 48.