— Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores
„A library doesn’t need windows, Andrew. We have books, which are windows into worlds we never even dreamed possible.“
— Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
„It was fun. It was fun coming to the ballpark and competing with these guys. If we were down, if we were up, it didn’t matter. We were always having fun. It was a joy.“
— Aaron Judge American baseball player 1992
quoted by Newsday https://www.newsday.com/sports/aaron-judge-makes-spectacular-catch-but-falls-short-at-the-plate-in-yankees-game-7-loss-1.14574441
„We are now in a new era. To label this time "the post-Cold War era" belies its uniqueness and its significance. We are now in a Global Age.“
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
Context: We are now in a new era. To label this time "the post-Cold War era" belies its uniqueness and its significance. We are now in a Global Age. Like it or not, we live in an age when our destinies and the destinies of billions of people around the globe are increasingly intertwined. When our grand domestic and international challenges are also intertwined. We should neither bemoan nor naively idealize this new reality. We should deal with it.
— Chris Anderson American author and entrepreneur 1961
Ch. 10, p. 168
„We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
The Constant Wife (1927)
„We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
Speech at Omaha Beach on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1984/60684b.htm (6 June 1984)
„We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return …“
— Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
Context: We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return … The coming of the rocket brought to an end a million years of isolation … the childhood of our race was over and history as we know it began. Exploration of Space (1952)
„Only by doing the best we can with the very best that an era offers, do we find the way to do better in the future.“
— Frank Drake American astronomer and astrophysicist 1930
in A Reminiscence of Project Ozma http://www.bigear.org/vol1no1/ozma.htm, Cosmic Search Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1979.
„My father was an atheist and he always described himself as a Serb. OK, maybe we were Muslim for 250 years, but we were orthodox before that and deep down we were always Serbs, religion cannot change that. We only became Muslims to survive the Turks.“
— Emir Kusturica Serbian film director, actor and musician of Bosnian origin 1954
The Guardian (4 March 2005)
„We are all just cogs in a machine, doing what we were always meant to do, with no actual volition.“
— Baron d'Holbach French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist 1723 - 1789
— J. J. Abrams American film and television producer and director 1966
Context: We went from the silent era to the sound era, and now we’ve done it again. Now that we’re digital, I assume we will stay digital for at least 50 years. Everybody says, "Oh, you’re going to replace actors." You can’t replace actors. We’ve created duplicates, clones, but they can’t act. They’re a computer, for God’s sake. If you think back to what was done in the Star Wars films, it unbridled people’s imaginations. That of course fueled the business at ILM because they were being approached more and more to keep raising the bar. Actors will not be replaced: worst case scenario, they’ll have to wear a lycra leotard!
„We are living in an era of populism and demagoguery. And yes, there’s racism and xenophobia mixed into it.“
— Andrew Sullivan Journalist, writer, blogger 1963
Context: We are living in an era of populism and demagoguery. And yes, there’s racism and xenophobia mixed into it. But what we are also seeing, it seems to me, is the manifest return of a distinctive political and intellectual tendency with deep roots: reactionism. Reactionism is not the same thing as conservatism. It’s far more potent a brew. Reactionary thought begins, usually, with acute despair at the present moment and a memory of a previous golden age. It then posits a moment in the past when everything went to hell and proposes to turn things back to what they once were. It is not simply a conservative preference for things as they are, with a few nudges back, but a passionate loathing of the status quo and a desire to return to the past in one emotionally cathartic revolt. If conservatives are pessimistic, reactionaries are apocalyptic. If conservatives value elites, reactionaries seethe with contempt for them. If conservatives believe in institutions, reactionaries want to blow them up. If conservatives tend to resist too radical a change, reactionaries want a revolution. Though it took some time to reveal itself, today’s Republican Party — from Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution to today’s Age of Trump — is not a conservative party. It is a reactionary party that is now at the peak of its political power.