„She looked at me. Looked away. “You think too much of me.”
I smiled. “Perhaps you think too little of yourself.”“
Origine: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 62, “Leaves” (p. 464)
„It took a while, but she looked in the mirror,
And she glanced at the license for my name.
A smile seemed to come to her slowly,
It was a sad smile, just the same.
And she said, "How are you Harry?"
I said, "How are you Sue?
Through the too many miles
and the too little smiles
I still remember you."“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Heads & Tales (1972)
— Oscar Wilde, libro De profundis
De Profundis (1897)
— Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994
Quoted in MTV Bieber ‘I Like Older Women’ http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/justin-bieber/219749-bieber-i-like-older-women, April 2010
„“Let’s waste a little time, hmm?”
“A nice euphemism, sir,” she mused distantly.
He smiled. “Come and help me think of better ones.”
She smiled and they both looked at each other.
There was a long pause.“
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Origine: Culture series, Use of Weapons (1990), Chapter IX (p. 157).
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Si no creyera que el sol me mira un poco, no lo miraría.
— Molly Shannon American actress 1964
Interview on Cranky Critic http://www.crankycritic.com/qa/mollyshannon.html
„Billy Budd: You didn't even hate him. I think that sometimes you hate yourself. I was thinking, sir, the nights are lonely. Perhaps I could talk with you between watches when you've nothing else to do.
Claggert: Lonely. What do you know of loneliness?
Billy Budd: Them's alone that want to be.
Claggert: Nights are long. Conversation helps pass the time.
Billy Budd: Can I talk to you again, then? It would mean a lot to me.
Claggert: Perhaps to me, too. [His expression suddenly sours] Oh, no. You would charm me too, huh? Get away.“
— Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004
Billy Budd (1962)
„if a girl likes me a lot
and starts getting real nervous
and suddenly begins asking me funny questions
and looks sad if I give the wrong answers
and she says things like,
"Do you think it's going to rain?"
and I say, "It beats me,"
and she says, "Oh,"
and looks a little sad
at the clear blue California sky,
I think: Thank God, it's you, baby, this time
Instead of me.“
— Richard Brautigan American novelist, poet, and short story writer 1935 - 1984
"It's Raining In Love"
The Pill Versus the Springhill Mining Disaster
„You don’t have much time. If you think too long or too much, sometimes that is wrong. If you have one idea and know it from the first minute, do it. Shoot. I had so little space in the box. Think too much, the defender comes to block you.“
— Robert Lewandowski Polish association football player 1988
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Origine: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (2010), p. 16
„I think that if you get too close to the character, if you do too much historical research, you may find yourself defending your view of a character against the author's view, and I think that's terribly dangerous.“
— Tim Curry English actor, voice artist, comedian and singer 1946
Tim Curry Plunges Ahead Into the Past, Part IV http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/24/theater/tim-curry-plunges-ahead-into-the-past-part-iv.html (January 24, 1990)
„Not knowing what one is looking for is pure agony. Too much analytical thinking, too much logic, too many meanings! Life has no logic, so why does there have to be logic to explain what it means? Also, what is logic? I think I may need to break away from analytical thinking; this is the cause of all my anxieties.“
— Gao Xingjian, libro Soul Mountain
Origine: Soul Mountain (1989), ch. 8, p. 50
— Cassandra Clare, libro Shadowhunters - Città del fuoco celeste
Origine: City of Heavenly Fire
— Ted Williams American professional baseball player 1918 - 2002
As quoted in The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (2007) edited by Wayne Stewart, p. 360