— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1878 - 1953
This seems to have originated with the Spanish military leader Juan Domingo de Monteverde, who, in Francisco de Miranda, a Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution (2003) by Karen Racine, p. 239, is quoted as having said: "four walls are three too many for a prison — you only need one for an execution."
„Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses.“
— Edsger W. Dijkstra Dutch computer scientist 1930 - 2002
Dijkstra (1978) The pragmatic engineer versus the scientific designer http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD06xx/EWD690.html (EWD 690).
„Boyfriends? In my life I have had three. Three. Only a handful of people have seen into the Pharaoh's tomb.“
— Kate Beckinsale English actress 1973
Allure magazine, March 2008.
„Most people have a problem becoming a vegan or stopping eating meat, but because of how I want to live in this world and how I want to treat other creatures, I have to be a vegan. In order for me to eat meat, I would have to change all of my other beliefs.“
— Jim Morris (bodybuilder) American bodybuilder 1935 - 2016
"The Story of a 78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder - Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUtv4slpm-U, documentary-film on YouTube (March 11, 2014).
„I don’t fear death. I remember my last meeting with my father when he told me, "You know, tonight when I will be killed, my mother and my father will be waiting for me." It makes me weepy … but I don’t think it can happen unless God wants it to happen because so many people have tried to kill me.“
— Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007
„I performed at a show at the MoMA. There was this big dinner there, and I was seated in this hall with the mayor of New York and all these extremely wealthy art-supporting and art-buying people. There was a piece of work hanging in the hall-it was a fan. This fan was supposed to swing by the momentum of its own propeller. So, while we were having dinner, the fan was stopped, and the guy next to me, a curator at P. S.1, said, "Look, this is what art symbolizes today." Like, that piece of art is supposed to be moving, but just to have dinner we've stopped the art. That's what New York is like today. You can't have real art happen in an institution because rich people can make the world stop. The stuff on the street is a lot more interesting.“
— M.I.A. British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director 1975
Interview http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/kehinde-wiley/#page2 with Kehinde Wiley on the "recycled object" for Interview magazine (2008)
„The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy. It's the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
Remarks at Human Rights Day event http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/121086a.htm (10 December 1986)
„Order in the societies they describe is the result of a dense social network where people have an intimate understanding of each other and the threat of violence is a continuous force for preserving order because of its implications for other members of society.“
— Douglass C. North American Economist 1920 - 2015
— Michael J. Fox Canadian-American actor 1961
„Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room. … With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town.“
— Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966
Los Angeles Magazine Vol. 44, No. 11 (November 1999), p. 169