„She was a soprano of the kind often used for augmenting grief at a funeral.“

—  George Ade, Fables
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„The only use she has for the word fun is to make the word funeral.“

—  Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

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„The human brain cannot release enough neurotransmitters to feel emotion a thousand times as strong as the grief of one funeral.“

—  Eliezer Yudkowsky American blogger, writer, and artificial intelligence researcher 1979
Context: The human brain cannot release enough neurotransmitters to feel emotion a thousand times as strong as the grief of one funeral. A prospective risk going from 10,000,000 deaths to 100,000,000 deaths does not multiply by ten the strength of our determination to stop it. It adds one more zero on paper for our eyes to glaze over. Cognitive Biases Potentially Affecting Judgment of Global Risks http://singularity.org/files/CognitiveBiases.pdf, a chapter of Global Catastrophic Risks, edited by Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008)

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„I can spot a musical type. I can tell by looking at a woman whether she is a contralto or a soprano.“

—  Walther Funk German economist and politician 1890 - 1960
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„I must be the oldest living child soprano“

—  Kathryn Grayson actress from the United States 1922 - 2010
Context: I must be the oldest living child soprano. The MGM Stock Company: the Golden Era‎, James Robert Parish & Ronald L. Bowers (1974), Page 295

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„Ah, grief makes us precise!“

—  Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers

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„Grief dares us to love once more.“

—  Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

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