„The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.“

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—  Anthony Watts American television meteorologist 1958

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—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

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„When the oil of the lamp is used up the wanker shall light his own way to salvation.“

—  Christopher Moore, libro Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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—  Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978

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