— André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966
„Damn everything but the circus!… The average 'painter' 'sculptor' 'poet' 'composer' 'playwright' is a person who cannot leap through a hoop from the back of a galloping horse, make people laugh with a clown's mouth, orchestrate twenty lions.“
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
„To this day my seat on a saddle or on the back of a horse is as secure and tireless as in a rocking chair, and far more pleasurable. Sometimes, in later years, when I found myself suddenly on a strange horse in a trooper's saddle, flying for life or liberty in front of pursuit, I blessed the baby lessons of the wild gallops among the beautiful colts.“
— Clara Barton American Civil War nurse 1821 - 1912
Barton, Clara H. The Story of My Childhood. New York: Baker & Taylor Company, 1907. Reprinted by Arno Press in 1980.
„The forces of Hannibal, Drake and Napoleon moved at best with the horses' gallop or the speed of wind on sail. Now, aviation brings a new concept of time and distance to the affairs of men. It demands adaptability to change, places a premium on quickness of thought and speed of action.“
— Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974
Aviation, Geography, and Race (1939)
Контексте: The forces of Hannibal, Drake and Napoleon moved at best with the horses' gallop or the speed of wind on sail. Now, aviation brings a new concept of time and distance to the affairs of men. It demands adaptability to change, places a premium on quickness of thought and speed of action.
Military strength has become more dynamic and less tangible. A new alignment of power has taken place, and there is no adequate peacetime measure for its effect on the influence of nations. There seems no way to agree on the rights it brings to some and takes from others.
— Cordell Hull American politician, U.S. Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944 1871 - 1955
Memoirs of Cordell Hull (1948), 1:220
This is a variant of similar statements attributed earlier to Mark Twain, e.g., "A lie will fly around the whole world while the truth is getting its boots on." The oldest attribution (1831) is to Fisher Ames: “falsehood proceeds from Maine to Georgia, while truth is pulling on his boots”.
„Try as you may, you don't get down as you would from a horse, you get down as you would from a house afire. You make a spectacle of yourself every time.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
"Taming the Bicycle" (1917)
„Oneiric values have definitely won out over the others, and I maintain that anyone who still refuses to see, for instance, a horse galloping on a tomato, must be an idiot. A tomato is also a child's balloon - Surrealism, again, having suppressed the word "like."“
— André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966
from: Point du Jour (Break of Day; 1934)
Breton's quote is often misquoted as The man who can't visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.
„The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it;
There ain't nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill.
But since we're on our way down,
We might as well enjoy the ride.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
"Secret O' Life"
Song lyrics, JT (1977)
„An unusual event occurred in the seventh. Greengrass tripled over the head of Willie Mays. To a Giant fan this is like tripling over the Empire State building. Willie galloped after the drive but his horse ran second as the ball descended a few inches beyond his reach, a step or two away from the centerfield fence.“
— Willie Mays Baseball player 1931
Bob Cooke: “Giants Down Reds, 6-1, Lead by 3,” The New York Herald Tribune (July 31, 1954), p. 11
„The time [will] come when a thousand students [will] be assembled on the hill for the purpose of seeing an education.“
— David Jewett Waller, Sr. Pennsylvanian minister and civic leader 1815 - 1893
1875, as attributed in Preacher, Entrepreneur: Rev. D.J. Waller Sr. by William M. Ballie (2011)
— Martin Farquhar Tupper English writer and poet 1810 - 1889
Activity, l. 1-6.
Ballads for the Times (1851)
Контексте: Open the casement, and up with the Sun!
His gallant journey is just begun;
Over the hills his chariot is roll'd,
Banner'd with glory, and burnish'd with gold,—
Over the hills he comes sublime,
Bridegroom of Earth, and brother of Time!
„Lassoes can catch the wild horses
that flee over the hills.
But nothing, not even incantations
can hold a wild beloved
who has stopped loving
— Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet 1683 - 1706
Источник: Attributed, p.13
„It isn't important who is ahead at one time or another in either an election or horse race. It's the horse that comes in first at the finish line that counts.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
As quoted in Bush's Brain : How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential (2003) by Wayne Slater and James Moore, p. 173
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
This relates to a huge equestrian statue that Leonardo had been commissioned to design and create, but which was not cast until over 500 years later, in 1999, when two huge statues based upon his design were finally made. (c.1497)
XI The Notes on Sculpture
„I should throw you off this building minus the flying horse and see how heroic you sound on the way down.“
— Rick Riordan, книга The Titan's Curse
Источник: The Titan's Curse
„If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows (referring to "trickle down" economics).“
— John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
"Recession Economics," New York Review of Books, Volume 29, Number 1 (4 February 1982)
Контексте: Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy— what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.