„I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 28. Januar 2022. Geschichte
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David Bowie16
britischer Musiker, Sänger, Produzent, Schauspieler und Mal… 1947 - 2016

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„Most people think I have a lot of fun and that I'm a pretty good driver but they don't take my driving all that seriously.“

—  James Hunt British racing driver 1947 - 1993

[Donaldson, Gerald, James Hunt The Biography, 0002184931]

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„I do not say what I feel, and people often take that for shyness, even kindness.“

—  Amy Bloom Fiction writer, screenwriter, social worker, psychotherapist 1953

Quelle: Come to Me

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„Too many people had spent too long demonizing or totemizing me to listen seriously to what I had to say.“

—  Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947

Address at Columbia University (1991)
Kontext: Too many people had spent too long demonizing or totemizing me to listen seriously to what I had to say. In the West, some "friends" turned against me, calling me by yet another set of insulting names. Now I was spineless, pathetic, debased; I had betrayed myself, my Cause; above all, I had betrayed them.
I also found myself up against the granite, heartless certainties of Actually Existing Islam, by which I mean the political and priestly power structure that presently dominates and stifles Muslim societies. Actually Existing Islam has failed to create a free society anywhere on Earth, and it wasn't about to let me, of all people, argue in favor of one.

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„In my mind, I'm always the best. I don't care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I'm always the best.“

—  Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985

[BBC Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm the best player in the world, 5 November 2015, 4 February 2018, http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/34737914]
In an interview with the BBC ahead of the release of Ronaldo.

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„I'm me and nobody else; and whatever people think I am or say I am, that's what I'm not, because they don't know a bloody thing about me.“

—  Alan Sillitoe, buch Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Quelle: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

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„My major hobby is teasing people who take themselves and the quality of their knowledge too seriously and those who don’t have the guts to sometimes say: I don’t know….“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Home Page http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/

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„Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not.“

—  Alan Sillitoe British writer 1928 - 2010

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as quoted by the Arctic Monkeys in the title of their album.

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„I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don't even notice, are what you miss the most.“

—  Sarra Manning British writer 1950

Quelle: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

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„Here is my advice when you're dealing with people who believe in something that strongly — you take them seriously. You listen to their words and you believe that they will follow up with what they say.“

—  Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964

2010s, 2010
Kontext: Just because you in Washington and you who are so out of touch with life in the media, just because you don't believe in anything doesn't mean nobody else does. We do. You know why you're confused by this show? It's because I believe in something. You don't.
Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our founding fathers. We respect them, we revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government — I will stand against you. And so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends. You've been using them? They believe in Communism. They believe and have called for revolutionar — a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning: they may shoot you.
They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they're revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about.
Here is my advice when you're dealing with people who believe in something that strongly — you take them seriously. You listen to their words and you believe that they will follow up with what they say.

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„I cannot understand the people who take literature seriously; but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this book.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, buch All Things Considered

"The Case for the Ephemeral"
All Things Considered (1908)
Kontext: I cannot understand the people who take literature seriously; but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this book. It is a collection of crude and shapeless papers upon current or rather flying subjects; and they must be published pretty much as they stand. They were written, as a rule, at the last moment; they were handed in the moment before it was too late, and I do not think that our commonwealth would have been shaken to its foundations if they had been handed in the moment after. They must go out now, with all their imperfections on their head, or rather on mine; for their vices are too vital to be improved with a blue pencil, or with anything I can think of, except dynamite.
Their chief vice is that so many of them are very serious; because I had no time to make them flippant. It is so easy to be solemn; it is so hard to be frivolous.

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„I don't even want people to say I'm the godfather of Chinese rock music. I would like to say I'm the grandson of Chinese rock music. I want to keep doing something, I don't want to sit there and tell people what you should do. I don't like that.“

—  Cui Jian Chinese rock musician of Korean descent 1961

"Rocker Cui Jian Says his Music Hasn't Changed but China Has" in Voice of America (30 December 2015) https://www.voanews.com/east-asia/rocker-cui-jian-says-his-music-hasnt-changed-china-has

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