— Spike Milligan British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor 1918 - 2002
— Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
— Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
„I'm Howard Stern with a vocabulary. I'm the man he wishes he could be. Yes, Howard Stern is a slut. He's a bastard, too. Worse--a Jew bastard! That's the worst kind. Put him in the oven.“
— Don Imus Radio personality 1940
Remarks at WNBC studios http://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/29/garden/in-the-studio-with-don-imus-it-s-a-hideous-life-and-you-get-to-hear-all-about-it.html (29 September 1993)
„A man destined to hang
Can never drown,
A man destined to hang
Can never ever drown.
A man destined to drown
Can never burn...“
— Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980
„Let the punishments of criminals be useful. A hanged man is good for nothing; a man condemned to public works still serves the country, and is a living lesson.“
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
"Civil and Ecclesiastical Laws," Dictionnaire philosophique (1785-1789) Note: The Dictionnaire philosophique was a posthumously published collection of articles combining the Dictionnaire philosophique portatif (published under various editions and titles from 1764 to 1777), the Questions sur l'Encyclopédie (published from 1770 to 1774), articles written for the Encyclopédie and the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, the manuscript known as l'Opinion sur l'alphabet and a number of previously published miscellaneous articles.
„Maybe in fact it was better to have Saddam in there. Maybe Saddam, as bad as he was-was not the worst we could get. Maybe chaos was the worst we could get. That's the truth.“
— Tucker Carlson American political commentator 1969
Real Time with Bill Maher, 1 October 2004
„"Better to put things at the worst at first," replied the engineer, "and reserve the best for a surprise."“
— Jules Verne French novelist, poet and playwright 1828 - 1905
Part I, ch. IX
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Discover the force of the heavens O Men:
Once recognised it can be put to use:
No use could be seen in unknown things.“
— Johannes Kepler German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer 1571 - 1630
De fundamentis astrologiae certioribus [On the more Certain Fundamentals of Astrology or On Giving Astrology Sounder Foundations] (written 1601; published 1602) in Opera Omnia, Vol. 1, Heyder & Zimmer, 1858<!--the work is on pages 417–438-->, p. 417 (title-page)
„And at the chime of the city clock
Put up your road block.
Hang on to your crown.
For a stone in a tin can
Is wealth to the city man
Who leaves his armour down.“
— Nick Drake British singer-songwriter 1948 - 1974
At the Chime of a City Clock
„"But to be hanged—is that not unendurable?" Even so, when a man feels that it is reasonable, he goes off and hangs himself.“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Book I, ch. 2.
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950