„To be connected to America’s causes — liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people — brings happiness more sublime than life’s fleeting pleasures.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
2010s, 2018, Farewell statement (2018)
Контексте: I have tried to serve our country honorably. I have made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them.
I have often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I have loved my life, all of it. I have had experiences, adventures and friendships enough for ten satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anyone else’s.
I owe that satisfaction to the love of my family. No man ever had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America. To be connected to America’s causes — liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people — brings happiness more sublime than life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.
"Fellow Americans" — that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and are a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the process.
— L. S. Lowry British visual artist 1887 - 1976
Interview tapes Cotton & Mullineux
„We were two of a kind, and our relationship would endure as long as we did: but it could not make up entirely for the fleeting riches to be had from encounters with different people.“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
On her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, as quoted in "Did Simone de Beauvoir's open 'marriage' make her happy?" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/10/gender.politicsphilosophyandsociety by Lisa Appignanesi, in The Guardian (9 June 2005) and her book Simone de Beauvoir (2005), p. 36, ISBN 1904950094
„Many houses were still full of light when, at the close of March 22, the people of the Círculo returned to their homes, which were gladdened with a fleeting gladness by an hour of justice — for there are still many slaves, black and white, in Puerto Rico!“
— José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895
"The Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico" (1893)
„Jim Morrison tells me that people are looking at the streets while I am looking at the moon. I do not feel connected enough [with the issues] to throw stones at a policeman. I want to throw stones at the whole world.“
— Nico German musician, model and actress, one of Warhol's superstars 1938 - 1988
In 1968, as quoted in Life and Lies of an Icon (1995) by Richard Witts.
„Our approaches were pushed on with great spirit, while we had any hopes of the fleet cooperating with us; but the people lost all relish for digging, after that. People are very anxious to hear the issue of General Lee's trial. Various are the conjectures; but everybody agrees he is not acquitted.“
— Nathanael Greene American general in the American Revolutionary War 1742 - 1786
Letter to George Washington (August 1778)
„Yes, I do believe that now after the American people bailed Wall Street out, yes, they should pay a Wall Street speculation tax so that we can make public colleges and universities tuition-free.“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
2010s, 2016, Democratic Presidential Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (11 February 2016)
„I think it was Milosz, the Polish poet, who when he lay in a doorway and watched the bullets lifting the cobbles out of the street beside him realised that most poetry is not equipped for life in a world where people actually die. But some is.“
— Ted Hughes English poet and children's writer 1930 - 1998
Источник: Winter Pollen: Occasional Prose
— Robert Henri American painter 1865 - 1929
Источник: The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art
„The violence of the press attacks on Aslef, and the sustained and bitter hostility of the media towards the Labour movement is responsible for the refusal to handle some newspapers on the railways. Day after day Fleet Street conducts its campaign against working people, ignoring their interests, distorting their arguments and abusing their representatives. Working journalists can no longer evade their moral responsibilities by shielding behind their editors, nor editors by shielding behind their proprietors. Nor can arguments based on the freedom of the press be used as an excuse to deny freedom of expression to millions of people who have lost their jobs, suffered cuts in living standards or in essential health and education services.“
— Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014
Speech to the press (26 January 1982), quoted in The Times (27 January 1982), p. 1
„There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
On the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
We'd be better off dead.
Don't feel like Satan,
But I am to them.
So I try to forget it,
Any way I can.“
— Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945
Rockin' in the Free World
Song lyrics, Freedom (1989)
„Does it really matter what these affectionate people do — so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!“
— Mrs Patrick Campbell British stage actress 1895 - 1940
Reply to a young actress who asserted that an older actor in a production showed too much affection for the leading man (c. 1910); as reported by Alan Dent in Mrs. Patrick Campbell, p. 78 (1961).
[horses]Variants: "My dear, I don't care what they do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."
"I don’t mind where people make love, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."
"It doesn't make any difference what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."
"Does it really matter what these affectionate people do, so long as they don't do it on the street and frighten the horses?"
On the internet, a similar comment regarding politicians has been widely attributed to Victor Hugo, but without any definite sources. It appears to be a modern satirical invention, derived from Mrs. Campbell's statements.
„People dancing all in the street
See the rhythm all in their feet
Life is good, wild and sweet.
Let the music play on (play on, play on)
Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
All Night Long (All Night).
Song lyrics, Can't Slow Down (1983)
„I first saw the light on the 5th of August, 1860, I was born in Lee Street, Wharf Street, Leicester. The deformity which I am now exhibiting was caused by my mother being frightened by an Elephant; my mother was going along the street when a procession of Animals were passing by, there was a terrible crush of people to see them, and unfortunately she was pushed under the Elephant's feet, which frightened her very much; this occurring during a time of pregnancy was the cause of my deformity.“
— Joseph Merrick English man with severe deformities 1862 - 1890
Autobiographical sideshow pamphlet
„We stand by the window embracing, and people look up from the street:
it is time they knew!
It is time the stone made an effort to flower,
time unrest had a beating heart.
It is time it were time.It is time.“
— Paul Celan Romanian poet and translator 1920 - 1970
"Corona" In: Paul Celan, Pierre Joris (2005). Paul Celan: Selections. p. 44
„We cannot fathom why people would stand across the street, easily a hundred feet away, when they could be so close, near us.
‘Suckers.’ I tell Toph, thumbing toward those watching from so far away. It is important, I feel, that the boy knows what suckers look like.“
— Dave Eggers memoirist, novelist, short story writer, editor, publisher 1970
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius (2000)
„You could say that I am desperate — because I am. In a world that both desexualizes and hypersexualizes transfeminine people and treats us like street garbage, I am desperate to find companionship and touch.“
— Jacob Tobia american LGBTIQ activist 1991
Sissy Diaries: The Harsh Realities of Dating for Gender-Nonconforming Femmes https://www.them.us/story/sissy-diaries-dating-while-nonbinary (April 25, 2018).
„Our solutions provide something that is 100% right, all the time. That is the idea. The cobbled together gunk never does […] It's unfortunate the application-level people are all caught up in cobble, cobble, cobble and just never learn how to evolve.“
— Theo de Raadt systems software engineer 1968
Comparing CARP and pfsync, the OpenBSD redundant firewall solution, to a collection of shell scripts
[Re: using OpenBSD instead of F5 Big-IP (was Cisco routers), MARC, openbsd-misc (Mailing list), https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=111163273330909, 2005-3-24, 2017-12-26]
— Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958
Testimonial at "2006 Beyond Belief Conference": Minute 1:16, 2006, 2010-12-07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rr-jyg0MyI,