„I would say that Scotland is all about communication. This is a nation that loves to express itself, to retell old stories and share new ideas, to pass on information, to hear what's happening. We communicate passionately with each other as friends, as citizens, as family. It's a very deep human need and we feel it particularly strongly in Scotland“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Broadcasting Speech (August 8, 2007), Context: They say the art of government - rather than the substance - is all about communication, but as far as this country is concerned I would go even further than that. I would say that Scotland is all about communication. This is a nation that loves to express itself, to retell old stories and share new ideas, to pass on information, to hear what's happening. We communicate passionately with each other as friends, as citizens, as family. It's a very deep human need and we feel it particularly strongly in Scotland... It's perhaps not surprising that we couldn't wait for somebody else to invent the telephone or television.
„It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn't hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I'm making?
You, it's you and me.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Hounds of Love (1985)
„I may not be smart enough to debate you point-for-point on this, but I have the feeling about 60% of what you say is crap.“
— David Letterman American comedian and actor 1947
To Bill O'Reilly, in discussion about the supposed War on Christmas, as quoted in "In Letterman appearance, O'Reilly repeated false claim that school changed 'Silent Night' lyrics" http://mediamatters.org/items/200601040009, Media Matters for America, (4 January 2006).
„If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.“
— Jerome David Salinger, book The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye (1951), Chapter 1, opening sentence
„If you tell stories about a really cool kid that you can relate to, and then you hear about kids being mean to that kid, then you feel what it is like to walk in his shoes. And you think, that is not right. I think the best way to write is to want to build empathy for your characters. You want the readers to feel the things they are feeling.“
— R. J. Palacio American author 1963
On thinking about kids who are different in “Author R.J. Palacio talks to LI kids” https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/family/kidsday/rj-palacio-wonder-author-interview-1.20364470 in Newsday (2018 Aug 8)
„Luisa chuckled. "I hear you, sugar. I’m not gonna say you’re wrong. But I have to warn you that this is the word—‘politics'—that nerds use whenever they feel impatient about the human realities of an organization.”“
— Neal Stephenson, book Seveneves
Seveneves (2015), Part Two, “Day 700"
„I mean that almost nobody seems to feel that an opponent deserves a fair hearing or that the objective truth matters as long as you can score a neat debating point.“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
"As I Please" (1943–1947), Context: The thing that strikes me more and more—and it strikes a lot of other people, too—is the extraordinary viciousness and dishonesty of political controversy in our time. I don't mean merely that controversies are acrimonious. They ought to be that when they are on serious subjects. I mean that almost nobody seems to feel that an opponent deserves a fair hearing or that the objective truth matters as long as you can score a neat debating point. "As I Please," Tribune (8 December 1944)<sup> http://alexpeak.com/twr/tdoaom/</sup>
„It’s not easy to know what is true for you or me
at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I’m what
I feel and see and hear, Harlem, I hear you.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951), "Theme from English B"
„Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?“
— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
„You hear all this whining going on, "Where are our great writers?" The thing I might feel doleful about is: Where are the readers?“
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
2000s, What I've Learned (2008)
„These problems do not disappear just because we do not hear about them. There is so much more happening around the world than what is communicated to us about the top stories we do hear.“
— Angelina Jolie, Notes from My Travels
Context: These problems do not disappear just because we do not hear about them. There is so much more happening around the world than what is communicated to us about the top stories we do hear. We all need to look deeper and discover for ourselves.... What is the problem? Where is it? How can we help to solve it? Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador(2006)
„People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don't want to hear it.“
— Avigdor Lieberman Israeli politician 1958
Answer to "Why are you always perceived as the bad guy?" "Spiegel Interview" http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,684789-4,00.html