„On the independence of irrelevant alternatives: Morgenbesser, ordering dessert, is told by the waitress that he can choose between apple pie and blueberry pie. He orders the apple pie. Shortly thereafter, the waitress comes back and says that cherry pie is also an option; Morgenbesser says "In that case I'll have the blueberry pie."“
— Sidney Morgenbesser American philosopher 1921 - 2004
Gaming the vote: why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it), William Poundstone, p. 50, ISBN 0-8090-4893-0.
„There may be "pie in the sky when you die" but how the pie is dished out on the ground has considerable existential relevance.“
— Eric Wolf American anthropologist 1923 - 1999
Preface (1997), p. x.
— Walter Reuther Labor union leader 1907 - 1970
Writing in The New Republic, Vol. 114 (1946)
„Non-supply siders: Concern themselves with 'How to divide up a [fixed] pie'. Supply siders: Concern themselves with 'How to make a bigger pie.“
— Mike Rosen American political pundit 1944
October 22, 1996 KOA Radio
„Maybe Nina wouldn't have died if I hadn't moved in with them and drawn Sheener after me, but I can't feel guilty about that. I tried hard to be a good foster daughter to them, and they were happy with me. What happened was that life dropped a big custard pie on us, and that's not my fault; you can never see the custard pies coming. It's not good slapstick if you see the pie coming."
"Custard pie?" he asked, perplexed. "You see life as a slapstick comedy? Like the Three Stooges?"
"Life is just a joke then?"
"No. Life is serious and a joke at the same time."
"But how can that be?“
— Dean Koontz American author 1945
"If you don't know," she said, "maybe I should be the one asking the questions here." Part I, Chapter 2.10, dialog between 12-year-old Laura Shane and a psychotherapist after the death of her foster mother
„I don't believe pumpkin pie is even made from pumpkin. I mean, how can something that smells that shitty make a pie so sweet? There's not enough sugar in the universe.“
— Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948
„Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.“
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
— Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007
Comment during a visit to the United States, as quoted in The Independent [London] (12 September 1989)