— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
„Let me listen to me and not to them“
— Gertrude Stein, Context: Let me listen to me and not to them May I be very well and happy May I be whichever they can thrive Or just may they not. They do not think not only only But always with prefer And therefore I like what is mine For which not only willing but willingly Because which it matters. They find it one in union. In union there is strength. Stanzas in Meditation (1932) Stanza VII
— Billy the Kid American cattle rustler, gambler, horse thief, outlaw, cowboy and ranch hand 1859 - 1881
in an interview with a reporter from the Daily New Mexican after his capture at Stinking Springs. The West of Billy the Kid, by Frederick Nolan, page 323. ISBN 0-8061-3082-2
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese
Context: If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say "I love her for her smile —her look —her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day" - For these things in themselves, Beloved, may Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,— A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity. No. XIV
„Let me not so much be lost in involvements
as would make me incapable of
recognizing the fragrance of the flower
beaming in my own yard.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zl7d1 Entanglements]</span>
„If you intend to create something that people will observe and listen to, you've got to listen to them first.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
„You'll never make me stay
So take your weight off of me.
I know your every move
So won't you just let me be.
I've been here times before
But I was too blind to see
That you seduce every man.
This time you won't seduce me.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
— Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"
— Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006
Speech (July 1987), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
„Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
Context: All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they're here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what? As recorded in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded filmed interview] (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand