— Orhan Pamuk Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient 1952
Quelle: My Name is Red
„When I say,, I don't mean,. I don't mean,. I don't mean,.
I want us to go back down to that root.
I want you to be the one who loves me.
I want to be the one who loves you.“
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Quelle: The Lover's Dictionary
„I painted beach scenes not because I was feeling nice, but because I wanted to get a particular effect of reflection.“
— Jack Vettriano Scottish painter 1951
Introduction by Anthony Quinn, Jack Vettriano Pavillion Books , London , 2004 ISBN 9781862057241
— Georgette Heyer, buch Cotillion
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
Story notes for The Golden Man (1953), in the short story anthology The Golden Man (1980)
Kontext: Here I am saying that mutants are dangerous to us ordinaries, a view which John W. Campbell, Jr. deplored. We were supposed to view them as our leaders. But I always felt uneasy as to how they would view us. I mean, maybe they wouldn't want to lead us. Maybe from their superevolved lofty level we wouldn't seem worth leading. Anyhow, even if they agreed to lead us, I felt uneasy as where we would wind up going. It might have something to do with buildings marked SHOWERS but which really weren't.
„I used to believe. I used to think that if I wanted it bad enough, wished hard enough, everything would work out the way It was supposed to. Destiny, like Susannah said.“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Quelle: It's Not Summer Without You
„I don't want to get so lost in thinking about me and talking about me all the time in interviews. It's so nice to unwind and just look at other things and get out of yourself. It's hard to detach myself from myself without neglecting myself. You know what I mean? I don't want to get in to the habit of thinking about my career because when it comes down to it, it's not really that important. I could die tomorrow and the world would go on.“
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
Sky Magazine (1988)
„“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)
„Mother used to say it meant Christopher was a nice name because it was a story about being kind and helpful, but I do not want my name to mean a story about being kind and helpful. I want my name to mean me.“
— Mark Haddon, buch The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Quelle: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
— Paulo Coelho, buch The Fifth Mountain
Quelle: The Fifth Mountain
„May I be struck dead for saying this if I don’t mean it with all my heart: I wish the Lord and all his prophets would disappear and leave us alone. We’ve had enough religion for one season.“
— Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935
Quelle: Short fiction, Thomas the Proclaimer (1972), Chapter 11, “The March to the Sea” (p. 110)
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Echo (1999)
„I wish my country were like I wanted it to be, but as it is not, I hope it will one day get to this way of living.“
— Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010
The Mercury (17 November 2009).