„There was only one thing the perfume could not do. It could not turn him into a person who could love and be loved like everyone else. So, to hell with it he thought. To hell with the world. With the perfume. With himself“
— Patrick Süskind German writer and screenwriter 1949
Quelle: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
„It's like a vicious cycle. How the hell could you turn around and be a buyer with all of this stuff going on?“
— Jack Baker Head of equities at Putnam Lovell Securities
[Meghan, Collins, http://money.cnn.com/2003/02/13/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm, Stocks get war whiplash, CNNMoney.com, February 13, 2003, 2007-05-22]
„“Can I still wish you good luck?”
“You can wish me what the hell you like. It won’t make any difference. If it did, it would mean I hadn’t prepared well enough.“
— Alastair Reynolds, buch Redemption Ark
Quelle: Redemption Ark (2002), Chapter 38 (p. 654)
„Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
„You say it can't be done, but they did it. Their expectations had been too high, and no second-rate Hell could hold them.“
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Quelle: Space Chantey (1968), Ch. 7
Kontext: Man-a-bleeding, but they broke out of that place! You say it can't be done, but they did it. Their expectations had been too high, and no second-rate Hell could hold them.
In a way it was their greatest feat. No one else had ever broken out of there before.
„All I know is, she's a pounding in my chest that I can't ignore… hell, that I don't WANT to ignore. [Rhage]“
— Jessica Bird, buch Lover Eternal
Quelle: Lover Eternal
„I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by any foreigner.“
— Manuel L. Quezon president of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944 1878 - 1944
Speech on Civil Liberties http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1939/12/09/speech-of-president-quezon-on-civil-liberties-december-9-1939/, delivered on the occasion of the interuniversity oratorical contest held under the auspices of the Civil Liberties Union at the Ateneo auditorium, Manila, on December 9, 1939
Variante: I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by Americans
Kontext: It is true, and I am proud of it, that I once said, “I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by Americans.” I want to tell you that I have, in my life, made no other remark which went around the world but that. There had been no paper in the United States, including a village paper, which did not print that statement, and I also had seen it printed in many newspapers in Europe. I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by any foreigner. I said that once; I say it again, and I will always say it as long as I live.
„You know, look, if I could strangle these people and not go to hell and get executed, I would, but I can't.“
— Bill O'Reilly American political commentator, television host and writer 1949
The Radio Factor
Fox News Talk
of people who criticize him
„I have known a printer object to set up "We gave them hell and Tommy", while passing unquestioned all sorts of things to which exception could quite reasonably be taken by narrow-minden imbeciles.“
— Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947
Kontext: My mother was naturally a rather sensual type of woman and there is not doubt that sexual repression had driven her as nearly as possible to the borders of insanity.
My cousin Agnes had a house in Dorset Square. My mother took me to tea there one afternoon. A copy of Dr. Pascal was in the room. The word "Zola" caught my mother's eye and she made a verbal assault of hysterical fury upon her hostess. Both women shouted and screamed at each other simultaneously, amid floods of tears. Needless to say, my mother had never read a line of Zola — the name was simply a red rag to a cow.
This inconsistency, by the way, seems universal. I have known a printer object to set up "We gave them hell and Tommy", while passing unquestioned all sorts of things to which exception could quite reasonably be taken by narrow-minden imbeciles. The censor habitually passes what I, who am no puritan, consider nauseating filth, while refusing to license Oedipus Rex, which we are compelled to assimilate at school. The country is flooded with the nasty pornography of women writers, while there is an outcry against epoch-making masterpieces of philosophy like Jurgen. The salacious musical comedy goes its libidinous way rejoicing, while Ibsen and Bernard Shaw are on the black list. The fact is, of course, that the puritan has been turned by sexual repression into a sexual pervert and degenerate, so that he is insane on the subject.
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)
Kontext: I don't know if I'm closer to Heaven but
It looks like Hell down there.
These streets have never been paved with gold.
„I have need of angels. Enough hell has swallowed me for too many years. But finally understand this--I have burned up one hundred thousand human lives already, from the strength of my pain.“
— Antonin Artaud French-Occitanian poet, playwright, actor and theatre director 1896 - 1948
Quelle: Lettres à Génica Athanasiou
„I have fought with gun and cutlass
On the red and slippery deck
With all Hell aflame within me
And a rope around my neck.“
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Through A Glass, Darkly (1918)
„Hey, son, what the hell is with your haircut? Did you see a paintbrush and say "I want that dude's look!"“
— Trevor Noah South African comedian 1984
13 April 2016
The Daily Show
Quelle: Visible at 1:30 North Korea's Letter to America http://www.cc.com/video-clips/0zxgxu/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-north-korea-s-letter-to-america, CC.com, 13 aprile 2016.
— Jack Tatum All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, safety, College Football Hall of Fa… 1948 - 2010
„When you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
Kontext: The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.