— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„I liked those ladies! They were helpers, and they danced.' These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced.“
— Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
Quelle: Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
„"I told you—," I started to say.
"Did you know that 'I told you so' has a brother, Jacob?" she asked, cutting me off. "His name is 'Shut the hell up.'"“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Jacob Black and Bella Cullen, p. 188
Twilight series, Breaking Dawn (2008)
— Gillian Flynn, buch Sharp Objects
Quelle: Sharp Objects
„There is this too.” His hand was ceaseless now. “I know I have told you of this.”
I closed my eyes. “Tell me again,” I said.“
— Madeline Miller, buch The Song of Achilles
Quelle: The Song of Achilles
„I think they’ll probably put that on my gravestone. ‘He Was Heterosexual and Had Low Expectations.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Heavenly Fire
Alec Lightwood and Jace Herondale, pg. 438
Quelle: The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire (2014)
Kontext: "'Sure, he likes you,' said Alec. 'You're heterosexual and have low expectations of father figures.'
'I think they'll probably put that on my gravestone. "He Was Heterosexual and Had Low Expectations."'"
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
„I must have told my story ill if to every physician who hears me its illustrations have not the invigorating force of moral tonics.“
— Silas Weir Mitchell American physician 1829 - 1914
Transaction of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1887, 9: 337, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„If there's any illness for which people offer many remedies, you may be sure that particular illness is incurable, I think.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
The Cherry Orchard (1904)
— Joanna Russ American author 1937 - 2011
Part 8, Chapter 8 (p. 181)
Fiction, The Female Man (1975)
„His form was ponderous, and his step was slow;
There never was so wise a man before;
He seemed the incarnate "Well, I told you so!"“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn
Pt. I, The Poet's Tale: The Birds of Killingworth, st. 9.
Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863-1874)
„Dear Mr. Rosenberg - I was very surprised this morning that you refused to give me 2,000 fr. especially given that I had told you that my wife was gravely ill in Berlin and that I needed to leave immediately. You probably thought it was a tale I was telling you in order to shave some money off the sum that you owe me; to prove to you that this is not the case, I enclose with this letter a telegram that I received this morning. Strong though the crisis may be and as strongly as you may have applied the brakes, it is not possible that you are not able to find 1,000 fr. for a painter with whom you have done business for six years now and who (I dare hope) enjoys all your esteem; especially given that the said painter tells you that his wife is seriously ill and that he needs to leave.
I should tell you that in general the way you act in these times of crises is not particularly heroic.“
— Giorgio de Chirico Italian artist 1888 - 1978
Quote from De Chirico's letter to Mr. Rosenberg, Paris, 3 May, 1930; from LETTERS BY GIORGIO DE CHIRICO TO LÉONCE ROSENBERG, 1925-1939 http://www.fondazionedechirico.org/wp-content/uploads/309-338-Rosenberg_Metaphysical_Art_ENG.pdf, p. 329
1920s and later
— Jasper Fforde, buch Der Fall Jane Eyre
Quelle: The Eyre Affair
„I told you not to bring these people no more. I told you Pete. I laugh all day and in a good frame of mind until I see them.“
— John Gotti American crime boss 1940 - 2002
To his brother Peter, after the group picture incident.
The Smoking Gun videos (2004)
— Erma Bombeck When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and coul… 1927 - 1996
— Janet Evanovich, buch Fearless Fourteen
Quelle: Fearless Fourteen