„Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.“
Fuente: "The Conduct of Inquiry", p. 28.
Contexto: In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.
„As a technology, the book is like a hammer. That is to say, it is perfect: a tool ideally suited to its task. Hammers can be tweaked and varied but will never go obsolete. Even when builders pound nails by the thousand with pneumatic nail guns, every household needs a hammer.“
— James Gleick American author, journalist, and biographer 1954
„The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of an older brother…. He has simply to be a boy-man, that is: (1) He must have the boy spirit in him: and must be able to place himself in the right plane with his boys as a first step. (2) He must realise the needs, outlooks and desires of the different ages of boy life. (3) He must deal with the individual boy rather than with the mass. (4) He then needs to promote a corporate spirit among his individuals to gain the best results.“
— Robert Baden-Powell, libro Aids to Scoutmastership
Aids to Scoutmastership (1920)
„My body is old and tired, but I'll bounce back. I think Mazeroski can do the same if he takes off a few pounds and gives them to me. I need them.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
On being informed that Mazeroski had claimed he wouldn't be retiring if he had Clemente's body; as quoted in "Sidelights on Sports: Monday Morning's Sports Wash" by Al Abrams, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Monday, October 2, 1972), p. 24
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1972</big>
„Here Chopin has the conviction that he has lost his power of expression. With the determination to discover whether his brain can still originate ideas, he strikes his head with a hammer (here the sixteenths and thirty-seconds are to be carried out in exact time, indicating a double stroke of the hammer). In the third and fourth measures on can hear the blood trickle (trills in the left hand). He is desperate at finding no inspiration (fifth measure); he strikes again with the hammer and with greater force (thirty-second notes twice in succession during the crescendo). In the key of A flat he finds his powers again. Appeased, he seeks his former key and closes contentedly.“
— Hans von Bülow German musician 1830 - 1894
On Chopin's E major Prelude Op.28 No.9, quoted in Harold C. Schonberg, The Great Pianists.
„You know the man who told me about it on the bus,
as it went up the hill out of Scranton, Pennsylvania,
he shrugged his shoulders, he shook his head,
and he said (and this is exactly what he said)
"Boy that sure must've been something.
Just imagine thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of mashed bananas.
Of bananas. Just bananas. Thirty thousand pounds.
of Bananas—not no driver now. Just bananas!"“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
30,000 Pounds of Bananas
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974)
— Louise Rennison, libro Withering Tights
Fuente: Withering Tights
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Fuente: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), p. 909
Contexto: There are three kinds of devotees: superior, mediocre, and inferior. The inferior devotee says, "God is out there." According to him God is different from His creation. The mediocre devotee says: "God is the Antaryami, the Inner Guide. God dwells in everyone's heart." The mediocre devotee sees God in the heart. But the superior devotee sees that God alone has become everything; He alone has become the twenty-four cosmic principles. He finds that everything, above and below, is filled with God.
— Maddox American internet writer 1978
Unintentionally sexual comic book covers http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=uscc_part1
The Best Page in the Universe
„(Gordon Mitchell) weighed 220 pounds when he did these muscle pictures, and he went down to 160 pounds for this movie, like nothing.“
— Donald O'Brien (actor) Italian film and TV actor 1930 - 2003
Euro Trash Cinema magazine interview (March 1996)
— Tom Robbins, libro Another Roadside Attraction
Another Roadside Attraction (1971)
„He has everything, he cannot sleep, he gives nice gifts, he is not happy, but he would not trade, even for happiness, what he is….“
— Gay Talese American writer 1932
"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" (Esquire, April 1966)
— Dan Millman American self help writer 1946
Fuente: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
„Dealing with Congress is a matter of give and take. The president doesn't get everything he wants, the Congress doesn't get everything they want. But we're finding good common ground. A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Statement, Washington, D.C., (July 26, 2001); as quoted in the Seattle Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 27, 2001) http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/32902_bush27.shtml.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Stan Lee American comic book writer 1922 - 2018