October 21st, 2014

moose, transparent

цитаты (англ.)

  • If you're offended by any word in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unfit to raise a child. They were too stupid. They should have been neutered. Because all it is is a sound you can make with your mouth. It’s not a weakness that you have naturally. When you come out of that pink ugly hole onto this planet, you're nothing but a gooey, shrinking, wrinkled ball of weakness. That’s all you are: you're weak, you're nothing but weak, and your parents look at that, and they think: “Not weak enough. We can make this thing even weaker by training it to react poorly to different sounds that you can make with your mouth.”

    -- Doug Stanhope

  • Bill Cosby famously quotes Carol Burnett saying, "Take your bottom lip, pull it over the top of your head, and that's what labor pain feels like."

    -- http://www.quora.com/What-does-childbirth-feel-like

  • "Classification of mathematical problems as linear and nonlinear is like classification of the Universe as bananas and non-bananas."

    I'm not sure who said it, but I've heard it attributed to von Neumann.

    -- http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/1hpa1s/what_is_your_favourite_quote_by_a_mathematician/

  • Struik was a steadfast Marxist. Having joined the Communist Party of the Netherlands in 1919, he remained a Party member his entire life. When asked, upon the occasion of his 100th birthday, how he managed to pen peer-reviewed journal articles at such an advanced age, Struik replied blithely that he had the "3Ms" a man needs to sustain himself: Marriage, Mathematics, and Marxism.

    -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Jan_Struik

  • Но ведь Майн Рид вообще не американский писатель! Он англичанин, писал об Америке для британской публики, среди неё и был популярен. А в США его и при жизни никто не знал! Спрашивать американцев, что они думают про Майн Рида, всё равно, что выяснять у немцев их мнение о "Семнадцати мгновениях весны".

    -- https://www.facebook.com/oleg.proskurin.7/posts/608435089241922?stream_ref=1

  • Репатриировался в Австрию в 1992 г. За пять лет до репатриации написал по-русски мемуары о пребывании в лагере и в трудармии («Воспоминания вридола», «вр.и.до.л.» — «временно исполняющий должность лошади»). В Вене перевёл свои мемуары на немецкий. В своё время к написанию мемуаров Брайнина подвигал А. Т. Твардовский, на что Брайнин, согласно воспоминаниям В. Я. Курбатова, отвечал Твардовскому «я ещё не ус­тал хо­дить без кон­воя».

    -- http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Брайнин,_Борис_Львович