„France will be led by a woman, either me or Mrs. Merkel.“
— Günter Nooke German politician 1959
BBC (UK Version), November 14, 2003: "CDU red-faced over 'anti-Semitism' row" During the Hohmann crisis - voting for the expulsion, but saying the No votes represented a kick-back against "political correctness"
— Donald Tusk Polish politician, current President of the European Council 1957
„For me, vulnerability led to anxiety, which led to shame, which led to disconnection, which led to Bud Light.“
— Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
„My early years abroad were spent mainly upon the European Continent, and public duties since have led me to make prolonged stays in various Continental states—France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia—where the study of Continental statesmen has been almost forced upon me.“
— Andrew Dickson White American politician 1832 - 1918
„What America has in Hillary Clinton is a potential president with the charisma but not the competence of Angela Merkel, and the ethics of Dilma Rousseff.“
— Patrick Buchanan American politician and commentator 1938
"It Ain't Over Till It's Over" https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/it-aint-over-till-its-over/ (August 19, 2016), Chronicles
„Excuse me Mr.
But isn't that your oil in the sea?
And the pollution in the air Mr.
Whose could that be?So excuse me Mr.
But I'm a mister too
And you're givin' Mr. a bad name,
Mr. like you.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Excuse Me Mr.
„You are very attractive, but the coat you're wearing makes me think you are either a very rich woman or a very rich man's mistress.“
— Marlon Brando American screen and stage actor 1924 - 2004
Stated to Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran, as quoted in Faces in a Mirror (1980) by Ashraf Pahlavi, p. 129
„No man has seen her, this pitiful ghost,
And no woman either, but heard her at most,
Sighing and tapping and sighing again,
You have weaned me too soon, you must nurse me again.“
— Stevie Smith poet, novelist, illustrator, performer 1902 - 1971
„The Germans always had difficulties with their identity. Either it was too much and too loud, or it was hidden and too subservient. The French always had a healthy self-confidence. When they spoke of a 'grande nation' it was not dangerous. De Gaulle could say on Martinique: 'Behind me is the ocean. In front of me is France'.“
— Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor 1945
— Wernher von Braun German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect 1912 - 1977
Context: My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun? From a letter to the California State board of Education (14 September 1972)
„Lord Illingworth: The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden.
Mrs. Allonby: It ends with Revelations.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„The Woman had once been supreme; in France she still seemed potent, not merely as sentiment but as a force; why was she unknown in America?“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918