„Just then, my phone started ringing. The ring must have been damaged by the water as well, so now it had a high, keening note - kind of the sound I imagine a mermaid might make if you punched her in the face.“
— Maureen Johnson, buch Let It Snow
Quelle: Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
„Was it weird having a witch grandma? Scary? Was she always, like, threatening to cast spells if you were bad?"
"Most of the time she just threatened to send me to my room."
"That doesn't sound so scary to me."
"That's because you haven't met her.“
— Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss
Quelle: Shadow Kiss
— Scott Westerfeld American science fiction writer 1963
Quelle: Midnighters Manga #1
— Avril Lavigne Canadian singer-songwriter and actress 1984
Maxim, September 2004
„So if you're black or brown, you can make money in America, you can get rich in America … but whatever you decide to do, it better be positive, 'cause if one person is harmed, you will be destroyed. You see Oprah, she just be giving away money. She's trying keep the Feds off her back.“
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
Never Scared (HBO, 2004)
— Megan Whalen Turner, buch A Conspiracy of Kings
Eugenides to Sophos
A Conspiracy of Kings (2010)
— Jessica Bird U.S. novelist 1969
Quelle: Lover Mine
„[I]t is something that comes up as a struggle in me. It especially came up when I was about 16 or 17. In high school people think you have to be so macho. People get attacked just because someone insinuates something about their sexuality. I think that’s gruesome.“
— Douglas William Jerrold English dramatist and writer 1803 - 1857
A Land of Plenty, regarding Australia, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Janet Fitch American writer 1955
Quelle: Paint it Black
„Michelle was so mature beyond her years, so thoughtful and perceptive. She really prodded me about what the job would be like because she had lots of choices. I offered it to her on the spot, which was totally inappropriate because I should have talked to the mayor first. But I just knew she was really special.
Barack never grills. That's part of what is so effective about him: He puts you completely at ease, and the next thing you know he's asking more and more probing questions and gets you to open up and reflect a little bit. That night we talked about his childhood compared to my childhood and realized we both had rather…unusual childhoods.
Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said. He was a physician. He passed away. I want to say in about 1991.
We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.
I have to tell you: My daughter is in seventh heaven about me being in Vogue. Nothing else I have done has fazed her at all. But this! She's like, 'Oh, Mom. You don't understand. This is really big.'
I have never heard him yell, Ever. Not once in seventeen years. He's not a yeller.
Because my dad worked at the university, he could swing by and take Laura to school and pick her up from her first day of nursery school until the day she graduated from high school. They would often have breakfast and have these wonderful conversations.“
— Valerie Jarrett Chicago lawyer, businesswoman, civic leader; senior advisor to U.S. Senator Barack Obama 1956
September 2008 interview with Vogue https://web.archive.org/web/20080930190831/http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/2008_Oct_Valerie_Jarrett//
„Zach, we have to stop her!"
But Zach just held me. He looked at me with shock and awe and just a little bit of wonder. In spite of everything, I thought that he might laugh.
"Gallagher Girl," he told me, "youthe school.“
— Ally Carter American writer 1974
Quelle: United We Spy
— Ellen Schreiber, buch Vampire Kisses
Quelle: Vampire Kisses
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
Inscribed on the Will Rogers Memorial Building in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Variants: We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.
As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 285
We are all here for a short spell; so get all the good laughs you can.
As quoted in Civilization's Quotations : Life's Ideal (2002) by Richard Alan Krieger, p. 69
As quoted in ...
„Anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you. Dirty you so bad you couldn't like yourself anymore. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. The best things she was, was her children. Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing — the part of her that was clean.“
— Toni Morrison, buch Beloved
Quelle: Beloved (1987), Ch. 26
„You see mama don't watch your damn football
And your beer drinkin' just won't do
You're just stayin' out late
And you're preachin' the hate
And you never have been trueYou see mama she want her somebody
Who will let her be herself
So she's leavin' you
And your stinky damn ways
Cause she's found somebody else“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Mama's Got a Girlfriend Now.
Song lyrics, Welcome to the Cruel World (1994)