— B.F. Skinner American behaviorist 1904 - 1990
Context: We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. As quoted in B. F. Skinner : The Man and His Ideas (1968) by Richard Isadore Evans, p. 73.
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
„Oh look, an ATM! Ok, here we go! I lost all my money, now what do I do? Get a gun! Rob a casino! Good idea! Look at all the lights! This is beautiful.“
— Bill Burr American actor, comedian and a celebrity podcaster 1968
Premium Blend, episode [2.03], June 20, 1998
„A pleasant natural environment is a good— a luxury good, philosophical good, a moral goody-good, a good time for all. Whatever, we want it. If we want something, we should pay for it, with our labor or our cash. We shouldn't beg it, steal it, sit around wishing for it, or euchre the government into taking it by force.“
— P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947
„If I've tried to bring anything to federal politics, it's the idea that hope and optimism should be at their heart; we can look after each other better than we do today.“
— Jack Layton Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada 1950 - 2011
" Jack Layton's statement http://www.ndp.ca/press/jack-laytons-statement." July 25, 2011. On announcing a leave of absence following a new diagnosis of cancer.
„Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?“
— Jane Goodall, Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
„We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
Context: It is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We're not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope. We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. The third and fourth sentences are a paraphrase of a sentence by G. K. Chesterton: "I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act." Generally Speaking, "On Holland' (1928).
„If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
„I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors, we make pictures — and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighbourhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends — and not impose one upon the other.“
— Paul Newman American actor and film director 1925 - 2008
Quoted in Paul Newman (1975) by Charles Hamblett , p. 176