„The days were heavy and sticky. All identical, one the same as the other. Soon they would even get rid of their one remaining distinction, the shell of their names: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.“
„It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm — this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the "why" arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement. “
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
„On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we use the wave theory; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays we think in streams of flying energy quanta or corpuscles.“
— William Henry Bragg British scientist 1862 - 1942
in Electrons & Ether Waves : being the twenty-third Robert Boyle lecture, on 11th May 1921, Oxford University Press, 1921, p. 11.
„Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I'm so tired got no time to play“
— Fats Domino American R&B musician 1928 - 2017
Blue Monday (1954); the lyrics to the song are by Dave Bartholomew, with Domino later credited as co-writer for his musical revisions to the song in 1956.
„I was hoping to get a reception like this, I'd just hoped that it would be on Thursday night instead of Tuesday night.“
— Howard Dean American political activist 1948
2004 Democratic National Convention speech, after the audience cheered enthusiastically while he politely asked them to let him speak.
„He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday — no matter what happened Tuesday.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
Context: The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday — no matter what happened Tuesday.
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
„Of all the days that's in the week
I dearly love but one day,
And that's the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday.“
— Henry Carey English composer and playwright 1687 - 1743
Sally in our Alley (c. 1725).
„The central one is the loss of all the worry, the sense that all is ultimately well with one, the peace, the harmony, the willingness to be, even though the outer conditions should remain the same.“
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
Context: The characteristics of the affective experience which, to avoid ambiguity, should, I think, be called the state of assurance rather than the faith-state, can be easily enumerated, though it is probably difficult to realize their intensity, unless one has been through the experience one's self. The central one is the loss of all the worry, the sense that all is ultimately well with one, the peace, the harmony, the willingness to be, even though the outer conditions should remain the same. The certainty of God's 'grace,' of 'justification,' 'salvation,' is an objective belief that usually accompanies the change in Christians; but this may be entirely lacking and yet the affective peace remain the same — you will recollect the case of the Oxford graduate: and many might be given where the assurance of personal salvation was only a later result. A passion of willingness, of acquiescence, of admiration, is the glowing centre of this state of mind. The second feature is the sense of perceiving truths not known before. The mysteries of life become lucid, as Professor Leuba says; and often, nay usually, the solution is more or less unutterable in words. But these more intellectual phenomena may be postponed until we treat of mysticism. A third peculiarity of the assurance state is the objective change which the world often appears to undergo. 'An appearance of newness beautifies every object,' the precise opposite of that other sort of newness, that dreadful unreality and strangeness in the appearance of the world, which is experienced by melancholy patients, and of which you may recall my relating some examples. This sense of clean and beautiful newness within and without one is one of the commonest entries in conversion records. Lecture X, "Conversion, concluded"
„People are telling you that Tuesday will be the most important election of your lives. That is not true. The most important election of your lives was held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2000. You just didn't know it. Neither did I. What happened on that day led to one man being in the White House these past four years, rather than the other one. Whether he has done enough to keep us safe, even if he should lose on Tuesday, remains to be seen. But the fact remains that George W. Bush was Commander in Chief and President when we needed him the most.“
— Bill Whittle author, director, screenwriter, editor 1959
A FINAL THOUGHT BEFORE THE SHOW https://web.archive.org/web/20041103063054/http://www.ejectejecteject.com:80/archives/000111.html (31 October 2004)
„The language organ evolved on Tuesday; language was invented on Wednesday; and everyone else in the world was eliminated on Thursday.“
— Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor
Mocking the w:Proto-World language hypothesis in an essay http://www.zompist.com/langorg.htm