||[янв. 13, 2004|11:27 pm]
Несколько встретившихся в последнее время и понравившихся англоязычных цитат.|
- "Most charming accent I ever heard was from a German-born woman who married a US serviceman and learned most of her English in Midland TX. I'll never forget her bringing a tray of goodies around and saying "Vich vun y'all vant?" "
- "The university sends special squads appointed by the university itself to check exam malpractices, how ever if the students counter the squad with sickles and knifes and swords-it becomes a common practice that the invigilators get armed police protection. So,in a riot when the students are out to kill,very little can be done to protect themselves and people sadly, get killed."
[из письма индийца в рассылку cypherpunks в дискуссии о качестве высшего образования в Индии]
- "As Frederick Crews, the brilliantly polemical deconstructor of Freud, remarked, his themes (in Skeptical Engagements) are
the specific failings of Freudian psychoanalysis; the nature, appeal, and consequences of closed, self-validating doctrines; the resultant indespensability of an empirical (evidence-oriented) point of view; and the dubious effects of literary-critical methods that spurn that point of view. The several themes really come down to just one: the fear of facing the world, including its works of literature, without an intellectual narcotic ready at hand. [p. xi]"
- "He picks up a stone to throw at an adulteress and
forgets that he helped to make her one."
— Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979)
Whence Come Wars