„I'm very well liked in Hartford. You know, the trouble is, Linda, people don't seem to take to me.“
— Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005
„Mo: Uh… sorry. I was just wondering why you're… you know… using that if normally you just use crutches.
Thea: Well, the chair is so much more dramatic, don't you think? I use it when I want people to feel extra sorry for me.“
— Alison Bechdel American cartoonist, author 1960
#124, "...A Rolling Donut" (1991), collected in DTWOF: The Sequel (1992).
„You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end.“
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
Context: You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the North. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it … Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The North can make a steam engine, locomotive, or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth — right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see in the end that you will surely fail. Comments to Prof. David F. Boyd at the Louisiana State Seminary (24 December 1860), as quoted in The Civil War : A Book of Quotations (2004) by Robert Blaisdell. Also quoted in The Civil War: A Narrative (1986) by Shelby Foote, p. 58.
„One of the things Jung said is everybody acts out a myth but very few people know what their myth is and you should know what your myth is because it might be a tragedy and maybe you don't want it to be.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God 20 May 2017 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-wWBGo6a2w
„These people who are using this prisoner as a playing card didn't know our religion very well. In true Islam, they don't kill women and young children.“
— Abu Musab Zarqawi Jordanian jihadist 1966 - 2006
Calling for the release of Irish Catholic charity worker Margaret Hassan. Zarqawi in his own words http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5058474.stm BBC News (November 2004)
— Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday
„I think this has gone beyond, as it were, Al Qaida as a specific network. I mean, this is -- there is no central command in this ideology, the way that, you know, you would normally describe one unit of -- that leads and operation. It's not like that. But the fact is that they are loosely linked by an ideology. They have very strong links with each other, right across the national boundaries. And you know, would be no surprise to me if the people that were engaged in the Mumbai attacks had links with other countries as well.“
— Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
CNN, Decembeer 7, 2008 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0812/07/le.01.html.