— Irving Berlin American composer 1888 - 1989
„10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
— Rhonda Byrne, libro El secreto
Fuente: The Secret
— Pat Cadigan, libro Synners
Fuente: Synners (1991), Chapter 32 (p. 389)
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
As quoted in The Roosevelt I Knew (1946) by Frances Perkins, p. 5
„All your life people will tell you things. And most of the time, probably ninety-five percent of the time, what they'll tell you will be wrong.“
— Michael Crichton, libro El mundo perdido
Fuente: The Lost World
— Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper's Monthly (September 1932).
None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Statement in a press conference (1929), as quoted in Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel & Charles Lindbergh (1987) by James D. Newton, p. 24.
Variant forms without early citation: "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework."
"Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
Variante: Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety nine perspiration.
— Sylvia Day American writer 1973
Fuente: Entwined with You
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 45. This line has been attributed to Berra and also to Philadelphia Philles manager Danny Ozark. However, it was actually first said by Major League reserve outfielder Jim Wohlford, to whom the line was attributed in April 1974. See Devin Rose, Words of Wisdom - Former Big Leaguer Jim Wohlford - Took the words right out of his mouth http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-09-21/features/0309210321_1_notable-quotables-words-contracts, Chicago Tribune (September 21, 2003) (Retrieved March 4, 2016.) and Website of etymologist Barry Popik, Entry dated September 23, 2015 http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/baseball_is_ninety_percent_mental_and_the_other_half_is_physical/. (Retrieved March 4, 2016.)
Variante: Ninety percent of this game is mental, and the other half is physical.
Fuente: The Yogi Book : I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said
— Stephen King, La historia de Lisey
Fuente: Lisey's Story
„Ninety-nine percent of what you read about investing in magazines and newspapers, and 100% of what you hear on television is worse than useless.“
— William J. Bernstein economist 1948
Fuente: The Four Pillars of Investing (2002), Chapter 15, A Final Word, p. 297.
— Robert Ferrigno American writer 1947
Prayers For The Assassin (2006)
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
Quote attributed to Claude Monet, talking to a British journalist in 1900, by Wynford Dewhurst in 'What is impressionism?', Contemporary Review, March 1991; Cited in: John Ruskin (2012) The Elements of Drawing. p. viii
1900 - 1920
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
Fuente: Attributed from posthumous publications, Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead (1954), Ch. 29, June 10, 1943.
Contexto: Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience. Intellect is to emotion as our clothes are to our bodies; we could not very well have civilized life without clothes, but we would be in a poor way if we had only clothes without bodies.
„He uses the highest gift, his mind, only ten percent, and his emotions and instincts ninety percent.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Fuente: Attributed in posthumous publications, Einstein and the Poet (1983), p. 31
Spoken on hearing German marchers singing war songs. On p. 474 of Alice Calaprice's The Ultimate Quotable Einstein, she lists "we only use 10 percent of our brain" as a quote "misattributed to Einstein", perhaps this is the source of the misquote? Einstein seems to be speaking metaphorically here, not endorsing the myth http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/10percent.asp that science has shown 90 percent of the neurons in our brain lie dormant. And the myth dates back to before this interview, for example the book Mind Myths: Exploring Popular Assumptions About the Mind and Brain, edited by Sergio Della Salla, has a chapter by Barry L. Beyerstein titled "Whence Cometh the Myth that We Only Use 10% of our Brains?" which shows on p. 11 an advertisement from the 1929 World Almanac containing the line "There is NO LIMIT to what the human brain can accomplish. Scientists and psychologists tell us we use only about TEN PER CENT of our brain power."
Contexto: What a betrayal of man's dignity. He uses the highest gift, his mind, only ten percent, and his emotions and instincts ninety percent.
— Jean-Luc Godard French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic 1930
Cited in: David Brancaleone, The Interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker into Contemporary Visual Art https://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/vertigo_magazine/issue-30-spring-2012-godard-is/the-interventions-of-jean-luc-godard-and-chris-marker/, 2012, closeupfilmcentre.com
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„Carbonaceous meteorites that fall to the Earth… have several percent to as much as 10 percent of complex organic matter in them.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006)