„Your hands hold roses always in a way that says
They are not only yours“
„Molecular evidence suggests that our common ancestor with chimpanzees lived, in Africa, between five and seven million years ago, say half a million generations ago. This is not long by evolutionary standards … in your left hand you hold the right hand of your mother. In turn she holds the hand of her mother, your grandmother. Your grandmother holds her mother's hand, and so on … How far do we have to go until we reach our common ancestor with the chimpanzees? It is a surprisingly short way. Allowing one yard per person, we arrive at the ancestor we share with chimpanzees in under 300 miles.“
— Richard Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain
A Devil's Chaplain (2003), "Gaps in the Mind"
„By the way if I miss, during the evening, saying something offensive to you, insulting your sexual proclivity, your physical disability, your race, your religion, your sex, anything, please, raise your hand. I’ll get to you, I promise. I’ll say something really nasty.“
— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934
Autograph profile (2010), Context: It is my hope that all of you who walk down the street with an iPod plugged into your head are hit by a Seven Santini Brothers moving van. I look down on a lot of you … not because you’re not terrific people, but because you’re not stupid, you’re ignorant. Big difference. Ignorance is never having seen a film by Akira Kurosawa. It’s not knowing who Guy de Maupassant is. …By the way if I miss, during the evening, saying something offensive to you, insulting your sexual proclivity, your physical disability, your race, your religion, your sex, anything, please, raise your hand. I’ll get to you, I promise. I’ll say something really nasty.
„When you have honestly and penitently sought out Christ, and confessed your sins to Him, and put yourself wholly in His hands, then stay there. Follow Him. Keep close to Him and Him alone. In your store, in your shop, in your field, in your home, or wherever you are, be ever saying, "Now, Jesus, Lead me! Teach me Thy way! Hold fast to my hand!"“
— Theodore L. Cuyler American minister 1822 - 1909
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 433.
— Sherry Argov, Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
„If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
Writing Home (1994), "The Pith and its Pitfalls", p. 385 (1981).
„Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
1960s, As quoted in Vogue (14 March 1963)
„There are two rules in politics. They say never ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear. But this is a big fucking day. Way to go, guys.“
— Eric Garcetti American politician 1971
2014, Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup celebration, quoted by Josh Feldmen of Mediaite https://www.mediaite.com/tv/this-is-a-big-fcking-day-l-a-mayor-proudly-drops-f-bomb/ (June 16, 2014)
— Pliny the Elder, Natural History
Naturalis Historia, Book XVIII, sec. 44.
— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
As quoted in The Fourth—And by Far the Most Recent—637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (1990) edited by Robert Byrne, p, 518
— Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins
Where the Blue Begins (1922)