Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way (Tuttle Publishing, 1997), p. 371
“The more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.”
Note-Book of Anton Chekhov, Translated by S. S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf
In French: "Les nuages [...] seuls oiseaux qui ne dormissent" - La Légende des siècles [The Legend of the Ages], Vol. 1 (1859)
“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.”
Selected works (1967 edition)
As quoted in: Think, Volume 26 (1960), p. 32
“My grandma (rest her soul) used to say, There were but two families in the world, have-much and have-little.”
―Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote de la Mancha, Part II (1615), Chapter 20
“More than at any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. I speak, by the way, not with any sense of futility, but with a panicky conviction of the absolute meaninglessness of existence which could easily be misinterpreted as pessimism. It is not. It is merely a healthy concern for the predicament of modern man.”
Love, sex, death, and the meaning of life: Woody Allen's comedy (McGraw-Hill, 1981) by Foster Hirsch, p. 163
“Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here... is France, and we're in the middle — that's my map of Africa.”
―Otto von Bismarck
Conversation with a colonial enthusiast revealing his disapproval of Colonialism. (1888)
“My friends!, cried the elephant.
Tell me! Do tell!
Are you safe? Are you sound?
Are you whole? Are you well?”
Horton Hears a Who! (1954)