„I'm not in any way trying to pass blame to any other person. There are reasons why I did what I did, but I'm still the one who did it, and the responsibility, no matter the reasons, is still mine.“

The Confession of My Crimes

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Sean Sellers Foto
Sean Sellers15
American murderer 1969 - 1999

Ähnliche Zitate

„The GOP is trying to co-opt the Tea Party. That is one of the reasons I did what I did. I don't see a difference between Democrats and Republicans.“

—  Scott Ashjian American businessman 1963

[Vogel, Ed, Ruling allows Ashjian to run on Tea Party of Nevada ticket, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5B, April 16, 2010]

Barack Obama Foto
Rudy Giuliani Foto

„No matter how you try to blame it on the president, the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough?“

—  Rudy Giuliani American businessperson and politician, former mayor of New York City 1944 - 2001

In response to the lost explosives in the Al Qa'qaa high explosives controversy, as quoted in NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (29 October 2004) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec04/explosives_10-29.html

Sia (musician) Foto

„You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace“

—  Sia (musician) Australian singer 1975

Elastic Heart, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013). Cowritten with Thomas Wesley Pentz, Andrew Swanson and Abel Tesfaye.
Songs

Jean Sirmond Foto

„If on my theme I rightly think,
There are five reasons why men drink,—
Good wine, a friend, because I'm dry,
Or lest I should be by and by,
Or any other reason why.“

—  Jean Sirmond French poet 1589 - 1649

Causæ Bibendi, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). These lines are a poetic translation of a Latin epigram (erroneously ascribed to Henry Aldrich in the Biographia Britannica, second edition, vol. i. p. 131), which Menage and De la Monnoye attribute to Père Sirmond:
Si bene commemini, causæ sunt quinque bibendi:
Hospitis adventus; præsens sitis atque futura;
Et vini bonitas, et quælibet altera causa.
Menagiana, vol. i. p. 172.

Poul Anderson Foto

„I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.“

—  Poul Anderson American science fiction and fantasy writer 1926 - 2001

Often referred to as Anderson's Law.
Cited in:
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold Kerzner. Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=4CqvpWwMLVEC&pg=PA246. Accessed September 5, 2009.
Checkland, P.B. (1985). Formulating problems in Systems Analysis. In: Miser, H. J. and Quade E. S. (eds.) (1985). Handbook of Systems Analysis: Overview of Uses, Procedures, Applications, and Practice. Chapter 5, pp. 151-170. North-Holland, New York.
Attributed

Richelle Mead Foto
Aaliyah Foto
José Mourinho Foto

„I don't want to be, and it isn't part of my personality. I'm still going to be the same until I was today but with more responsibilities.“

—  José Mourinho Portuguese association football player and manager 1963

Chelsea FC, Doctorate Honoris Causa degree award (23 March 2009)

Tupac Shakur Foto

„The person who told you that doesn't know why I did it.“

—  John Bodkin Adams general practitionar, fraudster and suspected serial killer 1899 - 1983

When asked in 1956 why in February 1954 he had sat with patient Clara Neil Miller for forty minutes with her "bed clothes all off... and over the foot rail of the bed, her night gown up around her chest and the window in the room open top and bottom", while Adams read to her from the Bible.

Jani Allan Foto
Charles Mingus Foto

„In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.“

—  Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979

Statement to Nat Hentoff, as quoted in California Rock, California Sound : The Music of Los Angeles and Southern California (1979) by Anthony Fawcett, p. 56; also in “Jazz : Beyond Time and Nations” in The Nat Hentoff Reader (2001), Part 2 : The Passion of Creation, p. 99

Margaret Atwood Foto

„I no longer feel I'll be dead by thirty; now it's sixty. I suppose these deadlines we set for ourselves are really a way of saying we appreciate time, and want to use all of it. I'm still writing, I'm still writing poetry, I still can't explain why, and I'm still running out of time.“

—  Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939

On Writing Poetry (1995)
Kontext: I no longer feel I'll be dead by thirty; now it's sixty. I suppose these deadlines we set for ourselves are really a way of saying we appreciate time, and want to use all of it. I'm still writing, I'm still writing poetry, I still can't explain why, and I'm still running out of time. Wordsworth was sort of right when he said, "Poets in their youth begin in gladness/ But thereof comes in the end despondency and madness." Except that sometimes poets skip the gladness and go straight to the despondency. Why is that? Part of it is the conditions under which poets work — giving all, receiving little in return from an age that by and large ignores them — and part of it is cultural expectation — "The lunatic, the lover and the poet," says Shakespeare, and notice which comes first. My own theory is that poetry is composed with the melancholy side of the brain, and that if you do nothing but, you may find yourself going slowly down a long dark tunnel with no exit. I have avoided this by being ambidextrous: I write novels too. But when I find myself writing poetry again, it always has the surprise of that first unexpected and anonymous gift.

Smokey Robinson Foto
Muhammad Foto

„One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

Sunni Hadith
Kontext: It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.

Augusten Burroughs Foto
H.P. Lovecraft Foto

„I am perfectly confident that I could never adequately convey to any other human being the precise reasons why I continue to refrain from suicide—the reasons, that is, why I still find existence enough of a compensation to atone for its dominantly burthensome quality.“

—  H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937

Letter to August Derleth (25 December 1930), quoted in ""H.P. Lovecraft, a Life"" by S.T. Joshi, p. 584
Non-Fiction, Letters, to August Derleth
Kontext: I am perfectly confident that I could never adequately convey to any other human being the precise reasons why I continue to refrain from suicide—the reasons, that is, why I still find existence enough of a compensation to atone for its dominantly burthensome quality. These reasons are strongly linked with architecture, scenery, and lighting and atmospheric effects, and take the form of vague impressions of adventurous expectancy coupled with elusive memory—impressions that certain vistas, particularly those associated with sunsets, are avenues of approach to spheres or conditions of wholly undefined delights and freedoms which I have known in the past and have a slender possibility of knowing again in the future. Just what those delights and freedoms are, or even what they approximately resemble, I could not concretely imagine to save my life; save that they seem to concern some ethereal quality of indefinite expansion and mobility, and of a heightened perception which shall make all forms and combinations of beauty simultaneously visible to me, and realisable by me. I might add, though, that they invariably imply a total defeat of the laws of time, space, matter, and energy—or rather, an individual independence of these laws on my part, whereby I can sail through the varied universes of space-time as an invisible vapour might … upsetting none of them, yet superior to their limitations and local forms of material organisation. … Now this all sounds damn foolish to anybody else—and very justly so. There is no reason why it should sound anything except damn foolish to anyone who had not happened to receive precisely the same series of inclinations, impressions, and background-images which the purely fortuitous circumstances of my own especial life have chanced to give me.

Rick Riordan Foto

Ähnliche Themen