— Elizabeth Bowen Irish writer 1899 - 1973
„The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books.“
Le véritable lieu de naissance est celui où l'on a porté pour la première fois un coup d'oeil intelligent sur soi-même: mes premières patries ont été des livres.
Источник: Memoirs of Hadrian (1951)
Le véritable lieu de naissance est celui où l'on a porté pour la première fois un coup d'œil intelligent sur soi-même : mes premières patries ont été des livres.
Вариант: Le véritable lieu de naissance est celui où l'on a porté pour la première fois un coup d'oeil intelligent sur soi-même: mes premières patries ont été des livres.
Источник: Memoirs of Hadrian
„The first cause cannot have been an intelligence, let alone an intelligence that answers prayers and enjoys being worshiped.“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
Intelligent, creative, complex, statistically improbable things come late into the universe, as the product of evolution or some other process of gradual escalation from simple beginnings. They come late into the universe and therefore cannot be responsible for designing it.
The Huffington Post, 23/10/2006 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-dawkins/why-there-almost-certainl_b_32164.html
Why There Almost Certainly Is No God (2006)
„Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have actually been effected?“
— Pliny the Elder, книга Natural History
Book VII, sec. 6.
„In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„My first words, as I was being born… I looked up at my mother and said, "that's the last time I'm coming out one of those."“
— Stephen Fry, книга Moab Is My Washpot
On being gay
Stephen Fry actually admitted this was a quote from a friend, not himself. (Moab Is My Washpot)
1990s, Moab is My Washpot (autobiography, 1997)
„You have been with me from the very first life. You are my first memory every time, the single thread in all of my lives. It`s you who makes me a person.“
— Ann Brashares, книга My Name is Memory
Источник: My Name Is Memory
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, книга The Shadow of the Wind
Источник: The Shadow of the Wind
„It was the kind of look one gives someone one has heard of and thought a lot about, and whom one is meeting for the first time.“
— Mikhail Bulgakov, книга Мастер и Маргарита
Book Two in 'The Burial', B/O
The Master and Margarita (1967)
Контексте: The procurator studied the new arrival with avid, and slightly fearful eyes. It was the kind of look one gives someone one has heard of and thought a lot about, and whom one is meeting for the first time.
„Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting.“
— Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Alessandra Stanley (December 22, 1991) "Television: Bob Ross, the Frugal Gourmet of Painting", The New York Times, Section 2; Page 33; Column 1; Arts & Leisure Desk.
— W.S. Merwin American poet 1927 - 2019
„The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.“
— Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith
Источник: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith
„It’s true that I wouldn’t have written the first book had my sister and mother been alive. It was my way of continuing our conversation. It’s also this Jewish thing of naming and remembering people, and I think there is a sense of keeping that side of life going.“
— Nigella Lawson British food writer, journalist and broadcaster 1960
As quoted in "England's It Girl" by Joe Dolce in Gourmet http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s/2001/04/englandsitgirl (April 2001)
„For the first time I am working on a book that is not limited and that will take every bit of experience and thought and feeling that I have.“
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
Journal entry (11 June 1938), published in Working Days : The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941 (1990) edited by Robert DeMott
— Markus Zusak, книга The Book Thief
Источник: The Book Thief
„The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.“
— Niccolo Machiavelli, книга Государь
Источник: The Prince
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Tweets — quoted in * 2015-09-20
Trump defend Obama? 'I don't think so!'
— Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time
Источник: Out of Sight, Out of Time
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Letter (9 April 1945); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker
„Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent.“
— Neal Shusterman, книга Unwind
Вариант: Do I look feeble to you"
"Well, looks can be deceiving. For instance, when I met you, I thought you look reasonably intelligent.