„Life is funny. Life isn't categorized into comedy, drama, action, is it? So I don't know why they try to categorize everything. It drives me crazy-why it would have to be just a romantic comedy or… I want to have a little integrity, a little story, you know?“
— Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969
Primetime interview (Jan 2004)
„I don't know Who — or what — put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone — or Something — and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.“
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
1924, Speech to the Nonconformist Unionist League (8 April 1924), quoted in On England, and Other Addresses (1926), p. 269.
„"I don't want to! Why should I?"
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."
"So what? I don't care about other people."
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Attributed from posthumous publications, Dialogue between Russell and his daughter Katharine, as quoted in My Father – Bertrand Russell (1975)
„London times – the untiring energy, the business-like accuracy, the keen perception and reliable judgment, and above all the inflexible integrity which marked his private life, he carried without abatement of one jot into his public career.“
— Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada 1822 - 1892
His Character, Buckingham and Ross 1892, p. 663
„O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.“
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
The Gardener http://www.spiritualbee.com/love-poems-by-tagore/ (1915), Context: I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore. 5
„Many people talk as if they have all the answers, whereas I know I don't. That's probably why no one listens to me.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from Daily Negations (2007), July 26
„I don't know why people see the things that they do. I wouldn't pay to see them, they don't touch me or move me in any way.“
— Sherilyn Fenn American actress 1965
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "Sherilyn and Sherilyn Alike", by Dale Brasel. Detour (USA). May 1995. p. 46-50.
„A free society will abide unofficial, private discrimination, even when that means allowing hate-filled groups to exclude people based on the color of their skin. It is unenlightened and ill-informed to promote discrimination against individuals based on the color of their skin. It is likewise unwise to forget the distinction between public (taxpayer-financed) and private entities.“
— Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963
2000s, Letter to the editor, Bowling Green Daily News, 2002-05-30 Rand Paul in '02: I may not like it, but 'a free society' will allow 'hate-filled groups to exclude people based on the color of their skin' Right Now Washington Post 2010-05-20 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/05/rand_paul_in_2002_i_may_not_li.html 2010-11-17
„The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
1930s, Claudia Koonz, The Nazi Conscience, London and Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University (2004) p. 13. Quote from March, 1933.