„No, you don't want the American people to hear what the facts are, Helen, and I'm going to tell them the facts.“

Quelle: Press briefing http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/11/20051108.html, November 8, 2005

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Scott McClellan
US-amerikanischer Pressesprecher von US-Präsident George W.… 1968

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„If you tell them what they want to hear, they don't bother to try to see.“

—  Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Quelle: A Great and Terrible Beauty

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„When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

1980s–1990s, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays (1999)

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„If you're going to say what you want to say, you're going to hear what you don't want to hear.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, buch The Insufferable Gaucho

Quelle: The Insufferable Gaucho

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„You don't want to go to war with a president [...] There's a temptation that you have to fight to tell the president what you think he wants to hear. I’ve seen really good people do that.“

—  Anthony Fauci American immunologist and head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 1940

Quoted in 'You don't want to go to war with a president' https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/03/anthony-fauci-trump-coronavirus-crisis-118961, 3 March 2020, Politico

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„I'm telling you about a child in trouble. If it's pity, we'll get some money. I'm giving you the facts. Pity. You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair; stay in your house.“

—  Jerry Lewis American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director 1926 - 2017

CBS Sunday Morning, 20 May 2001. Lewis later apologized for the remark, Associated Press, 2 June 2001 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=20010602&id=MghRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AOwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6433,316667&hl=en.

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„The news isn't there to tell you what happened. It's there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

Quelle: Astonishing X-Men, Volume 2: Dangerous

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„I'm bothered by the fact that stupid people don't spontaneously combust, which they should.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: A draft business plan for free software LISP vendors http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/3bb9094cbc310a0f (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

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„You don't want to let go, but don't want to be hurt, either. It's not a great place to be but what can I tell you?“

—  Junot Díaz, buch This Is How You Lose Her

Quelle: This Is How You Lose Her

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„You come here to tell us lies, but we don't want to hear them.“

—  Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man and holy man 1831 - 1890

As recorded by reporters covering a speech made by Sitting Bull to U.S. military officers at a conference between the military and the Sioux who had retreated to Canada. Published in Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. p. 196.
Kontext: You come here to tell us lies, but we don't want to hear them. If we told you more, you would have paid no attention. That is all I have to say.

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„The time has come to stop telling the American people only what they want them to hear, and start talking frankly about the sacrifices we must all make.“

—  John B. Anderson American politician 1922 - 2017

As quoted in “Anderson Offers Barter: Ideas for Votes” by Bernard Weinraub, in The New York Times (12 March 1980)

„Among artists without talent Marxism will always be popular, since it enables them to blame society for the fact that nobody wants to hear what they have to say.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

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Cui Jian Foto

„I don't even want people to say I'm the godfather of Chinese rock music. I would like to say I'm the grandson of Chinese rock music. I want to keep doing something, I don't want to sit there and tell people what you should do. I don't like that.“

—  Cui Jian Chinese rock musician of Korean descent 1961

"Rocker Cui Jian Says his Music Hasn't Changed but China Has" in Voice of America (30 December 2015) https://www.voanews.com/east-asia/rocker-cui-jian-says-his-music-hasnt-changed-china-has

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„I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.“

—  Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016

Responding to a press conference question as to whether he was a "card-carrying" member of the Black Muslims, as quoted in The New York Times (27 February 1964) http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F4091EF7355D17738DDDAE0A94DA405B848AF1D3; also in Sports Illustrated (9 March 1964).
Kontext: I believe in Allah and in peace. I don't try to move into white neighborhoods. I don't want to marry a white woman. I was baptized when I was twelve, but I didn't know what I was doing. I'm not a Christian anymore. I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be... I'm free to be what I want.

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