„It was just the time. It was a swing from more buxom girls like Cindy Crawford and people were shocked to see what they called a 'waif'. What can you say? How many times can you say 'I'm not anorexic'?“
„You were a precious pearl
How I loved to see you shine,
You were the perfect girl.
And you were mine.
For a time.
For a time.
Just for a time.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
"Just for a Time"
„My name is not Strangelove. I don't know about Strangelove. I'm not interested in Strangelove. What else can I say?... Look. Say it three times more, and I throw you out of this office.“
— Edward Teller Hungarian-American nuclear physicist 1908 - 2003
Quoted in "Infamy and honor at the Atomic Café : Edward Teller has no regrets about his contentious career" by Gary Stix in Scientific American (October 1999), p. 42-43
„You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
On British mystery writer Ruth Rendell, The New York Times (6 October 2005)
„If you see what you say, then whatever heard from you, can be seen and visualized by your audience.“
— Elia M. Ramollah founder and leader of the El Yasin Community 1973
„I was shocked to my marrow the very first time I heard the Church is saying a man can marry a man. What? It is from that shock, that surprise, how is that possible? Is it a kind of experiment or something? They are sick or tired of normal heterosexual relationships? How could that be?“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
(Interview in The Times, 5 July 2007)
„I hear people say I swing at bad pitches. What is a bad pitch? If I can hit it, it's not a bad pitch.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "SPORTS BEAT: Bucco Ship Needs Clemente's Big Bat" by Wendell Smith in The New Pittsburgh Courier (April 10, 1965), p. 15
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931
„When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.“
— Greg Mortenson, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
„I just called to say I love you,
I just called to say how much I care,
I just called to say I love you,
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.“
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
I Just Called to Say I Love You