„I go anywhere in the world they tell me to go, any time they tell me to, to fight anybody they want me to fight. I move my family anywhere they tell me to move to, on a day's notice, and I live in whatever quarters they assign me. I work whenever they tell me to work… and I like it.“
— Jim Webb American politician, military officer and author 1946
As quoted in the October 2006 publication of Field Manual 6-22 (FM-22-100): Army Leadership by Headquarters, Department of the Army, p. 4-5
„Tell me a story.
In this century, and moment, of mania,
Tell me a story.
Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.
The name of the story will be Time,
But you must not pronounce its name.
Tell me a story of deep delight.“
— Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
"Tell me A Story"
— Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
— Kerry Jackson
Radio From Hell (September 6, 2005)
„Don't tell me how to write my novel. Don't tell me you've got a better ending for it. I have no time for that.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996)
— René Lévesque Quebec politician 1922 - 1987
Concession speech, 1980 Quebec referendum, http://en.wikipedia.org/upload/b/ba/Rene_Levesque%2C_Si_je_vous_ai_bien_compris.wav ( http://archives.radio-canada.ca/politique/provincial_territorial/clips/4212/
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Psalmus Contra Partem Donati - Psalm Against the Donatists (c. 393), Context: All those of you who rejoice in peace, now it is time to judge the truth.... Undoubtedly in days gone by there were holy men as Scripture tells, For God stated that he left behind seven thousand men in safety, And there are many priests and kings who are righteous under the law, There you find so many of the prophets, and many of the people too. Tell me which of the righteous of that time claimed an altar for himself? That wicked nation perpetrated a very large number of crimes, They sacrificed to idols and may prophets were put to death, Yet not a single one of the righteous withdrew from unity. The righteous endured the unrighteous while waiting for the winnower: They all mingled in one temple but were not mingled in their hearts; They said such things against them yet they had a single altar. Early Christian Latin Poets, 2000, Carolinne White, Routledge, London, p. 55. http://books.google.com/books?id=MoI963yzTisC&pg=PA55
„As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, DNC Address (July 2016), Context: That’s what Hillary Clinton understands — this fighter, this stateswoman, this mother and grandmother, this public servant, this patriot — that’s the America she’s fighting for. And that is why I have confidence, as I leave this stage tonight, that the Democratic Party is in good hands. My time in this office, it hasn’t fixed everything. As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.
„Tell me what kind of man governs a People, you tell me, with much exactness, what the net sum-total of social worth in that People has for some time been.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1850s, Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850), Downing Street (April 1, 1850)
„Nixon has the audacity to tell me to do nothing in the interest of my country until he dictactes where that interest lies. At the same time he threatens me that failure to follow his so-called advice will be to jeopardize the special relations between our two countries. I say to hell with such special relations.“
— Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
Attributed, As quoted in Asadollah Alam (1991), The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77, page 278
„If the world is ending, a woman will want time to fix her hair. If the world's ending, a woman will take time to to tell a man something he's done wrong.“
— Robert Jordan, The Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan
(15 October 1994), Matrim Cauthon
„Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy.“
— Luigi Pirandello Italian dramatist, novelist, short story writer, and poet, Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1867 - 1936
The Pleasure of Honesty (1917), trans. William Murray http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561560170/Behavior_Anyone_can_be_heroic_from_time_to_time_but_a.html
„There are times when the emotions are so clamorous and the rational working of the mind so perfunctory that there is no telling where the actual leaves off and the images of fantasy begin.“
— Mervyn Peake English writer, artist, poet and illustrator 1911 - 1968
Gormenghast (1950), Chapter 35 (p. 577)
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Wildflowers (1994), It's Good To Be King
— Buster Keaton American actor and filmmaker 1895 - 1966
As "Calvero's Partner" in Limelight (1952)