„Maybe… because for the first time… there was a chance I could keep him,” I say.
“So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?”
“Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.”
And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh.“
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
„It’s only one planet. It’s all we have. So what we do here affects the other side of the planet in ways we never know. … I am [vegetarian] too, but leaning towards veganism. … I give people the dirtiest look when we walk down the street and see someone wearing fur. He gets embarrassed because I will look at them like, how could you even walk out of your house like that? You might as well be wearing my dog. What are you doing? I started getting into animal rights when I met him [Corey Feldman], but I’ve always loved animals.“
— Susie Feldman American actress 1982
"Farm Sanctuary Exclusive: Corey and Susie Feldman Are Proud To Be Veg!", interview with Ecorazzi (11 December 2008) http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/12/11/farm-sanctuary-exclusive-corey-and-susie-feldman-are-proud-to-be-veg/.
„Well," his father says, "I'll say this for Slick Willie, he's brought the phrase out in the open. When I was young you had to explain to girls what it was. They could hardly believe they were supposed to do it.“
— John Updike, книга Rabbit Remembered
Rabbit Remembered (2000)
„I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else, I think you're beautiful' … So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and 'disgusting,' what does that make those girls feel like?“
— Tyra Banks American model, author and television personality 1973
"Cover Story: Tyra Banks Speaks Out About Her Weight" http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20009611,00.html (January 24, 2007) People Magazine, Time Inc.
„Who do you think I am, girl? If you could pick all the words of the vocabulary that your mother taught you, who do you think I am? And this is only a couple hours, can you imagine what it would be like a couple days with me? I live a hundred years a day.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017
Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IHIw9S4Vdw by Penny Daniels (1989)
„If you want to help me, and I know you do, believe in me. And do not help to criticize or break me, as some people do gladly, who are indifferent or hostile [towards me].... You must have faith in me. Believe me. And if you want to believe someone about me, believe an artist, someone like Mesdag or Blommers or Maris [one of Breitner's teachers, c. 1880], but not Kuyper and the likes of him.... and hear what they say and put more value on the talk 'finish better' and 'he is stubborn“
— George Hendrik Breitner Dutch painter and photographer 1857 - 1923
before 1890, from people who, let's be honest, actually know nothing about art. (The Hague, 1881) version in original Dutch (citaat van Breitner's brief, in het Nederlands:) Indien U mij wilt helpen en dat weet ik, geloof dan in mij. en helpt niet mee om mij af te breken, dat lieden die of onverschillig zijn of vijandig zoo gaarne doen... ...Gij moet vertrouwen in mij hebben. mij geloven. En als Ge iemand gelooven wilt over mij. geloof dan een schilder iemand als Mesdag of Blommers of Maris, maar geen de Kuyper en consorten... ...en hoor wat ze zeggen en hecht dan nog eenige waarde aan de praatjes van: 'meer af' en: 'hij is koppig' - van lui die goed beschouwd er toch eigentlijk niets van weten. (Den Haag, 1881) Quote from Breitner's letter to A.P. van Stolk nr. 24, 11 October 1881, (location: The RKD in The Hague); as quoted by Helewise Berger in Van Gogh and Breitner in The Hague, her Master essay in Dutch - Modern Art Faculty of Philosophy University Utrecht, February 2008]], (translation from the original Dutch, Anne Porcelijn) p. 36. this quote dates from Breitner's period in The Hague, after his Maecenas A.P. van Stolk withdrew his financial support. In his defense, Breitner cites a number of painters from the Hague School he is in contact with and who have already built up a certain reputation.
— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
„At first I got lots of discouragement from friends and stranger who are loser! You know what these people kept telling me? They kept saying, 'Well Tom Vu, you a crazy nut, here you are, a poor immigrant, poor minority, speak no English, no contact, on and on, and you trying to be rich in America! You crazy, man! Look at people out there! They smarter than you are, they not even rich! Who are you to try?' And you know what? I have to keep telling these people every time, I kept saying, 'You are loser! Get out of my way! I make it somehow!“
— Tom Vu Americnan poker player 1957
„I didn't go into this marriage with the idea of just trying it out. I fell in love and wanted to make a new life with him. A lot of people said to me, "How could you go out with someone with his past?" But I've always believed that everyone deserves a second chance. I fell in love with who he was when I met him: a strong man who could admit his weaknesses and work through them.“
— Denise Richards American actress and model 1971
Red Book interview, Of her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen
„When we first started, they basically went John and Paul's way because they were the writers and they would say, "This is the song," and I would play as creatively as I could. Sometimes I would have three people telling me how to do it. They were saying play it this like on that track. I'm saying, "For Christ's sake, there are two drummers there." They could never hear that, you know. You'd have to have four arms to do half the stuff they wanted me to do.“
— Ringo Starr British musician, former member of the Beatles 1940
Interview in Viva magazine (1978)
„You run into a party and [a] woman comes up to you. She's the most beautiful creature you ever saw — Ava Gardner — and says, "I like you and why don't we get together?" What are you going to say, "No"? You'd have to be an idiot. She was an incredible creature.“
— Artie Shaw American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader 1910 - 2004
As quoted in
„When I see you I run out of words to say I wouldn't leave you, Cause you're that type of girl to make me stay.“
— Akon singer 1973
Song lyrics, Freedom (2008), Beautiful
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, книга Винни-Пух
„Or when people break up, they always use a bunch of lines on each other, you know, terrible rubbish lies, like "It’s not you, it’s me, it’s me." It’s NEVER you, it’s always them! You should level with these people! Tell them! "You know that strange sound you used to hear when you were going to sleep? That was me CHEWING the bed, out of sheer boredom! OOOOHH, How I HATE you, I hate you so much it gives me energy! I have to get up early in the morning to hate you because there isn’t time enough in the day. Please, GO AWAY!" Or that other BULLSHIT: "I need more space!" People never quantify exactly how much space they really need.. do they? But strangely enough, it always seems to be the exact same height, depth and breadth as you.“
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
Monster (2004), On breakups.
„I don't really feel sexy when I do love scenes because when I kiss a girl or a guy I want to be the one to decide to do that. And if someone says "OK, kiss him!" and you are getting paid for it, what is your profession? I don't want to be a prostitute being told stuff like "Show us your boob!", you know. So for me it really is a very uncomfortable day whenever you shoot that stuff. And so what you really is someone that you trust and feel comfortable with and someone who you really think has your back as a friend.“
— James Marsters American actor 1962
James Marsters talks kissing Sarah and John at Phoenix Comic Con (May 29 '10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAEH8t4-t7U&t=0s&list=PLC81dErieu1XuNMZ7LzXSB1LZmxGIpZif
„Don't worry about that baby. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don't worry, don't worry. The mom's running around like—don't worry about it, you know. It's young and beautiful and healthy and that's what we want. […] Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here. That's all right. Don't worry. I, I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. That's OK. People don't understand. That's OK.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, August, At a rally in Ashburn, Virginia. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-kicks-out-baby-rally-226566 (August 2, 2016)