— Pope Alexander VI pope of the Catholic Church 1492-1503 1431 - 1503
Last words (August, 1503), as quoted in The Life of Cesare Borgia (1912) by Rafael Sabatini, Book IV The Bull Cadent, Chapter I: The Death of Alexander VI
„On Friday night, I was reading my new book, but my brain got tired, so I decided to watch some television instead.“
— Stephen Chbosky, книга The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Источник: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
— Anthony Trollope English novelist (1815-1882) 1815 - 1882
„I am a contributing creator of American civilization; it does not create me. I control the stem of this civilization that is within my reach; it does not control me. It can not even make me read Spengler, if I'd rather read a pulp magazine.“
— Rose Wilder Lane American journalist 1886 - 1968
Источник: Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority (1943), p. 18
„You can gather however that I know I am not a real artist, and at the same time am fearfully serious over my work and willing to sweat at atmosphere if it helps me do what I want. What I want, I think, is the sentimental, but the sentimental reached by no easy beaten track—I cannot explain myself properly, for you must remember (I forget it myself) that though 'clever' I have a small and cloudy brain, and cannot clear it by talking or reading philosophy.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
Letter 60, to Robert Trevelyan, 28 October 1905
Selected Letters (1983-1985)
„Here in the hospital, I say,
that is not my body, not my body.
I am not here for the doctors
to read like a recipe.“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
"August 17th" from Scorpio, Bad Spider, Die: The Horoscope Poems
Words for Dr. Y (1978)
— Cassandra Clare, The City of Lost Souls
Источник: City of Lost Souls
„In Morocco, I am perfectly known. Moroccans know my character and my ideas, they know absolutely everything of me. This notion of mystery is entertained by some press: to sell, a label must be assigned. I was assigned this label of mystery, just because I decided that, before speaking, I will wait to better know.“
— Mohammed VI of Morocco King of Morocco 1963
Original French: Au Maroc, on me connaît parfaitement. Les Marocains connaissent mon caractère et mes idées, ils savent absolument tout de moi. Cette notion de mystère est entretenue par une certaine presse : pour vendre, il faut mettre une étiquette. On m’a donc collé une étiquette, celle du mystère, simplement parce que j’ai décidé que, avant de parler, j’attendrais de mieux savoir.
Interview with Le Figaro–September 2001 http://www.maroc.ma/fr/discours-royaux/interview-accord%C3%A9e-par-sa-majest%C3%A9-le-roi-mohammed-vi-au-quotidien-fran%C3%A7ais-%C2%AB-le
„I’m not waiting to die, I don’t believe I’ll die, I am waiting for something else.
To arrive. To understand. To be at my destination.“
— China Miéville, книга The Scar
Part 1 “Channels”, Interlude II (p. 65)
The Scar (2002)
„I think you'll just have to wait for that Loser of the Month tiara a little while longer while I wear it, with pride, around my neighborhood.“
— Melina Marchetta Australian teen writer 1965
Источник: Saving Francesca
— Jane Austen, книга Northanger Abbey
Источник: Northanger Abbey
„When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like." I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.“
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
"One of his most famous and most quoted remarks. First printed in the Boston Globe, June 16, 1930, after he had attended Tremont Temple Baptist Church, where Dr. James W. Brougher was minister. He asked Will to say a few words after the sermon. The papers were quick to pick up the remark, and it stayed with him the rest of his life. He also said it on various other occasions" ~ Paula McSpadden Love <!-- (p. 167) -->
Variant: I joked about every prominent man in my lifetime, but I never met one I didn't like.
John D. [Rockefeller] sure carried out my old saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Nationally syndicated column number 219, Rogers Gets Six Shiny Dimes From Oil King (1927).
The earliest dated citation of such a remark thus far found in research for Wikiquote is the one from 1926 about Leon Trotsky from the Saturday Evening Post (6 November 1926).
„Lord, what am I, that, with unceasing care,
Thou didst seek after me, — that Thou didst wait,
Wet with unhealthy dews, before my gate,
And pass the gloomy nights of winter there?“
— Lope De Vega Spanish playwright and poet 1562 - 1635
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 89.
— George Gamow Russian-American physicist and science writer 1904 - 1968
About the origin of his interest in biology in an "Interview with George Gamow", by Charles Weiner at Professor Gamow's home in Boulder, Colorado (25 April 1968)
„I don't want to do something for the sake of it. I am prepared to wait. If I wait until I am buried, too bad.“
— Michael Winner English film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter 1935 - 2013
On regularly being asked to re-make Death Wish http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5315068.stm.
„I practice Spinoza, I read and read it again, and wait with longing for the fight over his corpse. I abstain from all judgment, but I confess that I am very much in agreement with Herder in these matters.“
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Original in German: Ich übe mich an Spinoza, ich lese und lese ihn wieder, und erwarte mit Verlangen biß der Streit über seinen Leichnam losbrechen wird. Ich enthalte mich alles Urtheils doch bekenne ich, daß ich mit Herdern in diesen Materien sehr einverstanden bin.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in one of his letters to Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, 1785
G - L, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
— Ben Gibbard American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976