„More: I am faint when I think of the worst that they may do to me. But worse than that would be to go without you not understanding why I go.
Alice: I don't!
More: Alice, if you can tell me that you understand, I think I can make a good death, if I have to.
Alice: Your death's no "good" to me!
More: Alice, you must tell me that you understand!
Alice: I don't! I don't believe this had to happen.
More: If you say that, Alice, I don't know how I'm to face it.
Alice: It's the truth!
More: You're an honest woman.
Alice: Much good it may do me! I'll tell you what I'm afraid of: that when you're gone, I shall hate you for it.“
— Robert Bolt English playwright 1924 - 1995
„And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call.
When she was just small“
— Grace Slick American musician, writer and painter 1939
— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
track 17, "Movie Pot"
„Think of what's stored in an 80- or a 90-year-old mind. Just marvel at it. You've got to get out this information, this knowledge, because you've got something to pass on. There'll be nobody like you ever again. Make the most of every molecule you've got as long as you've got a second to go. That's your charge.“
— Studs Terkel American author, historian and broadcaster 1912 - 2008
David R. Brower, in an interview with Terkel, but much of it is sometimes misattributed to Terkel himself.
„What I fear most is that you will know where the laughs are going to come, or that you will know a character so well that you know when they're going to sing a song. In some shows, you just know that the audience is sitting there going "Oh no, she's going to sing."“
— Tracey Ullman English-born actress, comedian, singer, dancer, screenwriter, producer, director, author and businesswoman 1959
„I think that people imagine protocol and etiquette as some kind of great dragon that hovers behind the pageantries of the palace to pounce on you and eat you up if you aren't behaving as you should. But in fact etiquette is saying how to do when you meet people, saying good night to your parents before going to bed, opening a door to a woman, getting up if an older person wants to sit down on the bus and it's all full, that is etiquette, or protocol, if you wish. At the everyday level, all the time, all of us. It's a way of knowing what you've got to do so that you have your mind free to do other things and think of other things.“
— Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940
Television documentary 'Queen Margrethe of Denmark', BBC & Jørgen Bonfils, 31:30, 28 April 1974.
„I was in high school (oh, I told you — that was kind of where they put you when they didn't know what to do with you — when you were too big for the Kiddie Kokoons and too young to go out an' hafta assume what we used to call Manhood, which involved going at the same time every day to some weird building and doing some totally useless shit for hours on end just so you could get some bread and have everybody respect you).“
— Lester Bangs American music critic and journalist 1948 - 1982
"Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: A Tales of These Times" (June 1971), p. 7