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Viele Menschen sind gut genug erzogen, um nicht mit vollem Mund zu sprechen, aber sie haben keine Bedenken, es mit leerem Kopf zu tun.


Orson Welles

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You're beautful. Yes you are, you're very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.
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Keep Ted Turner and his goddamned Crayolas away from my movies
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I have an early call tomorrow. For a commercial. Dog food, I think it is this time. No, I do not eat...
ORSON WELLES
See, I believe that it is not true that different races and nations are alike. I'm profoundly co...
ORSON WELLES
Many would never speak with a full mouth, but do it with an empty head
ORSON WELLES
Our works in stone, in paint, in print, are spared, some of them, for a few decades or a millennium ...
ORSON WELLES
The War has been waged with success, although there have been in some instances errors and misfortun...
GIDEON WELLES
This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what wa...
GIDEON WELLES
It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society.
GIDEON WELLES
The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and sa...
ORSON PRATT
The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and p...
ORSON PRATT
Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were sa...
ORSON PRATT
On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was...
ORSON PRATT
God is a spirit. A spirit is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen.
ORSON PRATT
Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own...
ORSON PRATT
God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two place...
ORSON PRATT
My name is Orson Bean. Harvard '47, Yale Nothing.
ORSON BEAN
I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
ORSON PRATT
It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorize...
ORSON PRATT
At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to ...
ORSON PRATT
The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
ORSON PRATT
All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other...
ORSON PRATT
An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, a...
ORSON PRATT
The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me.
ORSON PRATT
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we...
ORSON PRATT
God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.
ORSON PRATT
The trap is man's armored character structure and there's only one way out of it. It's not drugs and...
ORSON BEAN
Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size,...
ORSON PRATT
It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were n...
ORSON PRATT
Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice o...
ORSON PRATT
The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal g...
ORSON PRATT
A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never...
ORSON PRATT
If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must adm...
ORSON PRATT
To give an accurate description of what never happened is the proper occupation of the historian.
ORSON WELLS
Instead, it relies on skewed descriptions of the results of the Commission's 2000 Survey and studies...
ORSON SWINDLE
We should not have our children going to school to learn how to become obese.
JEANNE KOHL-WELLES
But in come canine Paradise Your wraith, I know, rebukes the moon, And quarters every plain an...
ST. JOHN WELLES LUCAS
I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Do not shout at me, Mr. Quill," said John [Adams]. "Justice may be blind, but she is not deaf.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in th...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
We humans do, when the cause is sufficient, spend our lives. We throw ourselves onto the grenade to ...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
So the whole war is because we can't talk to each other.
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What else should you be? Human beings didn't evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing'...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
If only we were wiser or better people, perhaps the gods would explain to us the mad, unbearable thi...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Jesus of Nazareth was a poet, no less than a prophet, of pre-eminent genius.
ORSON F. WHITNEY
Only those ignorant of what poetry means will ask the question: what is it good for?
ORSON F. WHITNEY
Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his serv...
ORSON F. WHITNEY
Poetry is that sentiment of the soul, or faculty of the mind, which enables its possessor to appreci...
ORSON F. WHITNEY
...it seemed a part of her life, to step from the ancient to the modern, back and forth. She felt ra...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Are you the strongest of all men, so strong that you can be merciful to me, a weak woman? Here is th...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Of course they accused Marcão of having done it without provocation—that’s the way of torturers...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it's ...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
So you love me," said Petra softly when the kiss ended.

I'm a raging mass of hormones the...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
None of us could be happy for long, doing nothing.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
But in the military you don't get trusted positions just because of your ability. You also have to a...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Are you the strongest of all men, so strong that you can be merciful to me, a weak woman? Here is th...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
So from then on, he looked at all his choices and said, What would a good person do, and then did it...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Twisted and perverse are the ways of the human mind," Jane intoned. "Pinocchio was such a dolt to tr...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
This is the Speaker for the Dead? Judging someone by appearances?"
"Maybe I've fallen in love...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
[T]hat's the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strik...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
I didn't want to see you."
"They told me."
"I was afraid that I'd still love you."
"I...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
I taught you everything you know. But I didn't teach you everything I know.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It change...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.
ORSON SCOTT CARD
I'm crazy," said Ender. "But I think I'm OK.
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