— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
„Very clever, all those boys are, very clever boys. I think they should turn professional. They tell me now they've learned to put on make-up. Soon they're going to use it on the stage!“
— Frankie Howerd British actor 1917 - 1992
„When you see me now, I'm nothing but a big overgrown tough mama's boy. And I speak that with glee because the problem with society is we don't have enough mama's boys.“
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
„She's online with her friends, and little boys are starting to call the house. Oh, my God, we had a kid call the house at two in the morning. Oh, I lost it. 'Cause first of all, I'm off in La-la land with Shania Twain in the mountains somewhere. I hear a phone ring and I'm like "Who's got a phone in the mountains??" So when I realize it's my phone, I'm already a little miffed, so I go, "Hello!" And this little voice says "Uh… is Emily there?" And I go, "Dude, if you have a brain in your skull, you will hang this phone up right now!" Click. Then my wife turns to me and goes, "Bill, you've got to be nice." And I go, "No, ma'am. "Nice" stops at midnight!"“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
„"No boy is worth your teenage years!." "For me to be in love with someone means that I have to accept who I am, and not allow another person to define me. And if someone loves me in spite of all that, then that's a start."“
— Hayley Williams American singer-songwriter and musician 1988
Interview about her highschool years with the 'Sugar' magazine http://www.omgmusic.com/news/hayley-williams-girls-at-school-called-me-gay
„When I was a little boy and played Liebestraum, my father used to hit me on the head with a newspaper every time I slopped the cadenza… I hate Liebestraum.“
— Victor Borge Danish and US-American comedian and musician 1909 - 2000
From the obit in The Independent.
„I was brought up to be a good boy and proud of myself so I suppress all the things about me that are bad“
— Rik Mayall British comedian and actor 1958 - 2014
Context: I was brought up to be a good boy and proud of myself so I suppress all the things about me that are bad. TV Times, January 19 - 25, 1991 http://rikmayall.info/quotes1.htm.
„My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
Contrariwise, my blood runs cold
When little boys go by.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Context: My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky; Contrariwise, my blood runs cold When little boys go by. For little boys as little boys, No special hate I carry, But now and then they grow to men, And when they do, they marry. No matter how they tarry, Eventually they marry. And, swine among the pearls, They marry little girls.
„One night in Boston I went out to dinner with my editor and his wife—this was my first editor, the beloved editor, and I was in awe of him; I still am in awe of him. The editor kissed me on the cheek as we parted and called me his “darling boy,” as if thereby investing me with the Order of Letters Genteel. It was among the happiest nights of my life; I was filled with sadness as I watched the two of them, the editor and his wife, walk away.“
— Richard Rodríguez American journalist and essayist 1944
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
All Cleaned Out.
— Tom DeLay American Republican politician 1947
[ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/09/AR2005090901930.html On the refugees of Hurricane Katrina]] ~ As reported in the Washington Post, (10 September 2005)
„You send me to Washington to represent you in the senate. But you do not send me there because you are interested in grave questions of national or international policy. When I come back to Arizona, you never ask me any questions about such policies; instead you ask me: “What about my pension?” or “What about that job for my son?” I am not in Washington as a statesman. I am there as a very well paid messenger boy doing your errands. My chief occupation is going around with a forked stick picking up little fragments of patronage for my constituents.“
— Henry Fountain Ashurst United States Senator from Arizona 1874 - 1962
Reported in Thomas C. Donnelly, Rocky Mountain Politics (1940), p. 283; reported as unverified in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989).
„For years I have lived in the flats, rooms and garrets of this city, the drawers in the human filing-cabinets that stand in blank rows down the streets of Kensington and Notting Hill. Yet when I talk of home I think of that damp green valley near Stroud where I was brought up. The boys I went to school with have long since grown and fattened, got married and gone bald, and they would probably have to give me a very long look before they recognized me if I turned up there again. But that is my home, and the image of it the day I left it is still more real to me than long years in this crowded capital city.“
— Laurie Lee British writer 1914 - 1997
An Obstinate Exile, p. 43.
„Girls are made of water and boys are made of mud. When I am with girls I feel fresh and clean, but when I am with boys I feel stupid and nasty.“
— Cao Xueqin Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty 1724 - 1763