„I remember getting ready to do 'American Idiot' thinking that people were either going to call us brilliant or crazy for doing it and I think maybe we got a little bit of both in the reaction. With any album, you put in the best you can and you dig further than ever before and then you put it out never really knowing what will happen…“
— Stephen Chbosky, libro Ragazzo da parete
Origine: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„Sometimes I think that what I do must be either idiotic and naïve or courageous. I don’t know which. If there was no threat of violence, that is what you would do. This threat of violence shouldn’t dictate what you are going to write or hinder you in any manner.“
— Meena Kandasamy Indian poet 1984
On the threat of violence in “Meena Kandasamy interview: ‘I don’t know if I’m idiotic – or courageous’” https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/meena-kandasamy-interview-i-don-t-know-if-i-m-idiotic-or-courageous-9238644.html in the Independent (2014 Apr 6)
„I remember we adjourned for lunch and a friendly Afrikaner warder asked me the question, "Mandela, what do you think is going to happen to you in this case?" I said to him, "Agh, they are going to hang us." Now, I was really expecting some word of encouragement from him. And I thought he was going to say, "Agh man, that can never happen." But he became serious and then he said, "I think you are right, they are going to hang you."“
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
Interview segment http://www.radiodiaries.org/mandela/t_movement.html on All Things Considered (NPR) broadcast (27 April 2004)
„…. People think that when you get saved, you're crazy. Did you ever wonder why? What would you think if you were standing beside the road and you saw the local Baptist church go by in pieces? Would you think they had all their marbles, huh? Would you think they had both oars in the water, huh? Huh? Wouldn't you think that maybe their porchlight was out?“
— Mike Warnke Evangelical Christian minister 1946
Growing Up (album) (1983)
„You hear about people wearing fur, but you don’t think about what they’re doing to the animals to get that fur. … [It's] scarier than any scary movie that’s out there. … Just imagine if you were in that situation — put yourself in their shoes. … Animals are just like us.“
"NFL's Stevie Johnson on Fur: 'Scarier Than Any Scary Movie Out There'" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBg1rcXzKc, video interview with PETA (17 November 2014).
„I know you'll think this is crazy, but all I want to do is hold you, and I think that if you'll let me do that just for a few seconds, I can walk away, and never speak to you again.“
— David Guterson, libro Snow Falling on Cedars
Origine: Snow Falling on Cedars
„Business as usual is over. And I think what I mean by that is that you know, the President-elect looks at this and says what’s best for the country? How do we put America and Americans first and stop trying to figure out how we cater to you know, pundits and the establishment class, big donors. He is putting Americans first and foremost. And when he talks about Americans first, he means I don’t care what a bunch of elites tell me or people at a dinner party. He wants to know what American workers care about, what American families care about, what’s going to help American businesses grow.“
— Sean Spicer American political strategist and former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for President Donald… 1971
Incoming Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the Media: ‘Business as Usual Is Over’ http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/29/incoming-trump-press-secretary-sean-spicer-on-the-media-business-as-usual-is-over/ (December 29, 2016)
„Johnson: What do you think about this Vietnam thing? I’d like to hear you talk a little bit.
Russell: Well, frankly, Mr. President, it’s the damn worse mess that I ever saw, and I don’t like to brag and I never have been right many times in my life, but I knew that we were going to get into this sort of mess when we went in there. And I don’t see how we’re ever going to get out of it without fighting a major war with the Chinese and all of them down there in those rice paddies and jungles. I just don’t see it. I just don’t know what to do.
Johnson: Well, that’s the way I have been feeling for six months.
Russell: Our position is deteriorating and it looks like the more we try to do for them, the less they are willing to do for themselves. It is a mess and it’s going to get worse, and I don’t know how or what to do. I don’t think the American people are quite ready for us to send our troops in there to do the fighting. If I was going to get out, I’d get the same crowd that got rid of old Diem [the Vietnamese prime minister who was overthrown and assassinated in 1963] to get rid of these people and to get some fellow in there that said we wish to hell we would get out. That would give us a good excuse for getting out.
Johnson: How important is it to us?
Russell: It isn’t important a damn bit for all this new missile stuff.
Johnson: I guess it is important.
Russell: From a psychological standpoint. Other than the question of our word and saving face, that’s the reason that I said that I don’t think that anybody would expect us to stay in there. It’s going to be a headache to anybody that tries to fool with it. You’ve got all the brains in the country, Mr. President—you better get ahold of them. I don’t know what to do about this. I saw it all coming on, but that don’t do any good now, that’s water over the dam and under the bridge. And we are there.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
1960s, Telephone call with Senator Richard Russell (May 27, 1964)
„Tell me, if I take you to my room and put you in my bed, what do you think would happen?"
"I can draw you a diagram. Hint: I'm slot B, and you're tab A.“
— Kresley Cole American writer
Origine: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
„“But at least you cared. At least you were ready to do something.”
“This little mess,” Auger said, “is all because of people who were ready to do something. People like me, who always know when they’re right and everyone else is wrong. Maybe what we need is a few less of us.”“
— Alastair Reynolds, libro Century Rain
Origine: Century Rain (2004), Chapter 36 (pp. 565-566)
„If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know. But — but I'll tell you what. That will be a horrible day. If — if Hillary gets to put her judges — right now, we're tied. You see what's going on.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Rally in Wilmington, North Carolina on August 9, 2016 ([Donald Trump Suggests ‘Second Amendment People' Could Act Against Hillary Clinton, The New York Times, Nick, Corasaniti, w:Maggie Haberman, Maggie, Haberman, August 9, 2016, November 15, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton.html]; [Donald Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters, David, Smith, August 10, 2016, November 15, 2018, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment]).
Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Donald Trump / Quotes / 2010s / 2016 / August
2010s, 2016, August, Speech at rally in Wilmington, North Carolina (August 9, 2016)
„I'd like to say that maybe we could work it out
But I know that it's no use
If I ever find anyone half as good as you
I think maybe that will do“
— Tom Odell British singer-songwriter 1990
Half As Good As You
Lyrics, Jubilee Road
„So tell me: how long do you think you can go before you lose it all?
Before they call you bluff and watch you fall?
I don't know, but I'd like to think I had control
At some point, but I let it go and lost my soul“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"A Moment of Silence," from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003)
„Look I’ve got my old pledge card a bit battered and crumpled, we said we’d provide more turches churches teachers and we have. I can remember when people used to say the Japanese are better than us, the Germans are better than us, the French are better than us — well it’s great to be able to say we’re better than them. I think Mr Kennedy well we all congratulate on his baby and the Tories are you remembering what I’m remembering boom and bust negative equity, remember Mr Howard, I mean are you thinking what I’m thinking I’m remembering, it’s all a bit wonky isn’t it?“
— John Prescott Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997–2007) 1938
A statement made in Witham, Essex during the 2005 general election, as quoted in "Ducking and diving, ageing prize-fighter still fears the sucker punch" by Ben Macintyre, The Times (13 April 2005), p. 23
— Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974
„I think of novelists that I really return to and admire, you can almost sense that the book is somehow ahead of them, just a little bit ahead of them, no? You could write from the front: you could pull the book; there are masters that do that, and you can admire the architecture of it. […] I suppose what I look for as a reader is a writer who's risky, who's putting themselves in a position that's vulnerable, where the text knows a little bit more, is a bit ahead of them. And so I aspire to write those books, and that's why I suppose I put myself in that position.“
— Hisham Matar American writer 1970
Blue Metropolis Festival (2013)
„We don't even love each other.
I do a bit, you know.
You do what a bit?
You know. Like you… whatever… love you a bit.
I think I kind of love you too.“
— Melina Marchetta, libro Looking for Alibrandi
Origine: Looking for Alibrandi
„I have a crazy quirk, Eugene. I like to say what I think. And if you're gonna work for the Jews, you can no longer say what you think. You can't say the holocaust never happened, for example. That is an absolute no-no. You can't say that circumcision is a crime. There are so many things you cannot say once you get on the Jewish bandwagon. … There used to be a lot of people like me, but little by little the Jewish spirit seems to be conquering all.“
— Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
Speaking to Eugene Torre on Bombo Radyo Philippines, May 24 1999 http://www.geocities.jp/bobbby_b/mp3/F_07_3.MP3
„I don't think anyone ever remembers what they were really like as kids. Adults think they do, but they don't. Photos and videos don't capture the real you, or bring back to life the person you used to be. You have to return to the past to do that.“
— Darren Shan, libro Sons of Destiny
Origine: Sons of Destiny