„“It’s tragic,” he said.
“God killed them with His hurricane,” she said.
“God had nothing to do with it.”
“Actually I agree with you, though for reasons quite different from yours.”“
— James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947
Chapter 4, “Dirge” (p. 69)
„If I knew you and you knew me—
If both of us could clearly see,
And with an inner sight divine
The meaning of your heart and mine
I'm sure that we would differ less
And clasp our hands in friendliness:
Our thoughts would pleasantly agree,
If I knew you and you knew me.“
— Nixon Waterman American writer 1859 - 1944
In a Merry Mood, poem.
„We (men) would rather lose an arm out a city bus window than tell you simply, “You’re not the
one.” We are quite sure you will kill us or yourself or both—or even worse, cry and yell at us.“
— Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
„Would you kill someone for that?... I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore... I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it,... No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, "Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore," and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, "Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death." And you know, well, I'm not sure.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
Posed question: What would people do for $50 million?
„“Surely,” he cried, “this is not inevitable. Surely humanity could take the knowledge you offer and use it to ennoble itself. Surely they could apply it wisely and without folly.”
“They could,” Mephistopheles said dryly. “But will they?”“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 2, “Revelations” (p. 32)
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
„But no one can eat the flesh of a slaughtered animal without having used the hand of a man as slaughterer. Suppose that we had to kill for ourselves the creatures whose bodies we would fain have upon our table, is there one woman in a hundred who would go to the slaughterhouse to slay the bullock, the calf, the sheep or the pig?“
— Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933
In Humanimal http://books.google.co.in/books?id=KwmMAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA140, p. 140
„“I'm not going to say it was 'only' a hundred thousand Jews that were killed in Auschwitzs because even if one Jew is murdered that's a crime. ”“
— David Irving British writer and Holocaust denier 1938
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968