„Dead, cold quiet, until he walked up. He looked at me... he walked past me and then I heard in my head. It said, 'Do it, do it, do it,' over and over again.“
„I believe it's the end of the world.
Harrogate was looking at the pavement. He said it again.
Look at me, Suttree said.
He looked up. Sad pinched face, streaked with grime.
Are you serious?
Well what do you think about it?
It aint funny, said Harrogate.
You're funny, you squirrely son of a bitch. Do you think the world will end just because you're cold?
It aint just me. It's cold all over.
It's not cold by Rufus's stove. Now get your ass up there. I'll see you later.“
— Cormac McCarthy American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1933
„I phoned Prince out of the blue, hummed a melody, and he listened," … "I hung up, and he came over within the hour. He listened again, and I said, 'Do you hate it?' He said, 'No,' and walked over to the synthesizers that were set up, was absolutely brilliant for about twenty five minutes, and then left. He was so uncanny, so wild, he spoiled me for every band I've ever had because nobody can exactly re-create—not even with two piano players-what Prince did all by his little self.“
— Stevie Nicks American singer and songwriter, member of Fleetwood Mac 1948
(on "Stand Back") Musician, issue 123-128 http://books.google.com/books?id=h5EJAQAAMAAJ (1989), p. 84.
„To me the great divide is between the talkative and the quiet. Do they just say everything that’s on their minds, even before it’s on their minds? Sometimes I think I could just turn up my head like a walkman so what’s going on there could be heard by others. But there would still be a difference. For inside the head they are talking to people like them, and I am talking to someone like me: he is quiet and doesn’t much like being talked at; he can’t conceal how easily he gets bored.“
— James Richardson American poet 1950
„A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!“
— Billie Joe Armstrong American singer and guitarist 1972
Reported in Matt Doeden, Green Day: Keeping Their Edge (2006), p. 23
„They say you just stand over there, he'll say thank you and you walk back off and that's what I thought was gonna happen, but in my head, I had for five or six years known that he was gonna call me over.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
Ellen DeGeneres, commenting on being called over to sit with Johnny Carson back in 1986
„"4 example the other day i saw a black person walking down the street and i was like "omg a negro" but instead of walking on the other side i said "what would rumsfeld do?" so i stayed on the sidewalk. when he came up to me i wanted to show him that i have no problems with people of color so i said "hey" and offered him my spare change before he could even ask."“
— Maddox American internet writer 1978
i love donald rumsfeld http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=af_racist