„Giving is something Mr. Rogers talks about. … Mr. Rogers didn't say anything about not drinking beer before you gave blood. Asel thinks that his big day is going to hell. Not too much has worked out for him. He drinks another beer at the bar and leaves.“
— Robert Olmstead American writer 1954
Soft Water (1988), p. 165
„Nor did he give a damn for the world either, or the universe, or heaven or hell. But he liked women.“
— John Fante, buch The Brotherhood of the Grape
The Brotherhood of the Grape (1977), Context: Nobody crossed him without a battle. He disliked almost everything, particularly his wife, his children, his neighbors, his church, his priest, his town, his state, his country, and the country from which he emigrated. Nor did he give a damn for the world either, or the sun or the stars, or the universe, or heaven or hell. But he liked women.
„He wanted a home desperately. He was close to the point where he would take a mattress in Hell if the Devil would lend him a pillow.“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Stone of Farewell (1990), Chapter 14, “A Crown of Fire” (p. 342).
„You, Lilah, scare the hell out of me."
"Why?" she whispered.
He met her gaze and held it. "Because I could fall for you, Lilah. Hard and deep and never want to come back up."
She could scarcely breathe. "What's wrong with that?"
— Jill Shalvis, Animal Magnetism
„Some say that knowledge is something that you never have.
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap.
Some say that heaven is hell.
Some say that hell is heaven.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Dreaming (1982)
„I grew up during communism, when comics books were prohibited as capitalist decadent propaganda, western movies were censored, any book that could be in conflict with socialist ideology was prohibited and you went to jail for saying what you think. So I am allergic to any kind of censorship in the name of any ideology. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I would like to give all the ideologues a piece of advice – If you want something to be made, do it yourself. Everyone will be happy.“
— Daniel Vávra Czech entrepreneur 1975
An interview with Daniel Vavra: GamerGate and the gaming industry https://techraptor.net/content/interview-daniel-vavra (September 12, 2014)
„And their mouths are cut like razor blades, and their eyes are like stilettos, and her radiator's steaming and her teeth are in a wreck, she won't let you kiss her, but what in the hell do you expect?“
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
"Small Change", Small Change (1976).
„The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms, or the right to arm bears, whatever the hell you want to do!“
— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
A Night at the Met (1986)
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
2000s, On how Apple is the largest developer for Microsoft Windows due to the popularity of its iTunes software, at the All Things Digital Conference 5 (30 May 2007) http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/30/steve-jobs-live-from-d-2007/, on stage with Bill Gates, Kara Swisher and Walter Mossberg.
„My father is so expressive that things he feels even before they are thoughts are visible on his skin. He heats up. What other people work on, he was born with. He's got eyes like the sky and like hell at the same time. They're so clear and blue and alert and serious, and then they're like hell. That's how he is. He is total light and pureness and then hell. He gives totally or he gives nothing. He is like the sun, then an iceberg, then nonexistent, and then the sun again. Which is fine. It's a lot better than most people are.“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
As quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
„I mean," he says, "how the hell do you think it feels? Sitting there and having the plane explode?“
— John Updike, buch Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest (1990)
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.“
— Sylvia Plath, Ariel
Ariel (1965), "Lady Lazarus" http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/lady.html