„I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.“

—  Billy Joel

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Billy Joel
US-amerikanischer Sänger und Songschreiber 1949

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„I am all the ages I've ever been.“

—  Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954

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„I’d rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

The earliest published source for such a statement yet located is in Pat Robertson — Where He Stands (1988) by Hubert Morken, p. 42, where such a comment is attributed to Luther without citation.

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„I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise.“

—  Margaret Atwood, buch Cat's Eye

Variante: Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Quelle: Cat's Eye (1988)

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„Never attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence“

—  Arthur C. Clarke, buch 3001: The Final Odyssey

Quelle: 3001: The Final Odyssey

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„He was neither lazy nor incompetent; he merely had occupational claustrophobia.“

—  Jack Vance, buch Space Opera

Quelle: Space Opera (1965), Chapter 4 (p. 30)

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„I love to compete. That's the essence of who I am.“

—  Tiger Woods American professional golfer 1975

Tiger Woods Up Close And Personal http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/23/60minutes/main1433767.shtml, cbsnews.com (2006)

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„I've aged, but I don't think I've grown up.“

—  Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966

Guardian interview 3 Nov 2006 http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/nov/03/1

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„I've never really lived a conventional life, so I think it's quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.“

—  Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958

Madonna Misses "Certain Things" About Being Married, OK!, 2012-01-12 http://www.okmagazine.com/news/madonna-misses-certain-things-about-being-married,

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„To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.“

—  Bernard Baruch American businessman 1870 - 1965

On his 85th birthday, as quoted in The Observer [London] (21 August 1955)

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„I love the game, and I love to compete, but I am not obsessed with the struggle.“

—  Magnus Carlsen Norwegian chess player 1990

Meet Magnus Carlsen, The New King of Chess - TIME, Eben Harrell Friday, Dec. 25, 2009 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1948809,00.html

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