„Even in my age now, I'm the same as before
and just as fearful
I only learn how to pretend to be strong“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
No Way To Say
„You think my apology means I'm weak. But it doesn't. It means I am trying to learn how to be strong.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
„I'm 38 and I'm single and I'm having my most intense and gratifying relationship with a dog. But we all learn about love in different ways, and this way happens to be mine.“
— Caroline Knapp, Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
„You're damn right I'm in it to make money. This is prizefighting, I'm in it to get rich; fast. And then I'm in it to get out... I'm in the business of securing my own future, my family's future, and that's it. That's what I'm in it for. The fight game doesn't last long, competitive fighting doesn't last long. Learning martial arts, and training, is for life because that's medication to me so I will do that forever. But, as far as the fight game, I'm in it to get all the money, all the belts, and then I'm gone.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
Setanta Sports interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaZQw3Dh0K0 (September 2014)
— Daniel Radcliffe English actor 1989
„I never wanted to play for any other country but Australia. I learned my football in Australia. I'm Australian.“
— Bruce Djite Australian soccer player 1987
Bruce Djite (Australia national football team and Adelaide United professional footballer) – Bruce Djite is a Young Socceroo with a difference http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/djite-strikes-out-on-his-own-and-kicks-career-goal/story-e6frg7s6-1111112430089, TheAustralian.com.au, October 28, 2006.
— Rachel Trachtenburg American musician 1993
On learning to play new instruments ( Teen Vogue http://www.slideshowplayers.com/press/Teenvogue_feb07.html)
„I'm learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise.“
— Traci Bingham American actress 1968
"Get Ready for the Battle of the Baywatch Babes", interview with TV Guide (25 March 2000) http://www.tvguide.com/news/ready-battle-baywatch-38819/.
— Otto Skorzeny Austrian SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the German Waffen-SS 1908 - 1975
Context: My knowledge of pain, learned with the sabre, taught me not to be afraid. And just as in dueling when you must concentrate on your enemy's cheek, so, too, in war. You cannot waste time on feinting and sidestepping. You must decide on your target and go in. Comparing his dueling days with commando tactics, as quoted in Skorzeny (1972) by Charles Whiting, p. 17.
„I'm wondering how the new crop of teens and twentysomethings became so afraid of emotion and the expression thereof.* Did their parents teach them? Did they learn it somewhere else? Is this a spontaneous cultural phenomenon? Are they afraid of appearing weak? Is this capitalism streamlining the human psyche to be more useful by eliminating anything that might hamper productivity? Is it a sort of conformism? I don't know, but I could go the rest of my life and never again hear anyone whine about someone else being "emo," and it would be a Very Good Thing.
— Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
"Would you like to see a little of it?" said the Mock Turtle. (3 April 2010) http://greygirlbeast.livejournal.com/639337.html
„I think I'm going back
To the things I learned so well
In my youth.
I think I'm returning to
The days when I was young enough
To know the truth.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Goin' Back (1966), Co-written with Gerry Goffin