„I have a sour face. Maybe that's why they say I'm a dictator.“

Speech (24 April 1986), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
1980s

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chilenischer Diktator 1915 - 2006

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„You show me your face everywhere I see
and you try to get any good attribute
so I sometimes make a mistake that's why
I am an ignorant person or maybe I'm rural.“

—  Qasem-e Anvar Iranian poet 1356 - 1434

Original: (fa) از هر طرفی چهره گشایی که منم
در هر صفتی جلوه‌گر آیی که منم
با اینهمه گهگاه غلط می‌افتم‎
نادان کس و بله روستایی که منم‎

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„People ask about dictators, "Why?" But dictators themselves ask, "Why not?"“

—  Garry Kasparov former chess world champion 1963

As quoted in "Is Putin Popular?" https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/is-putin-popular-c/ (2018), by Jay Nordlinger, National Review
2010s

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„Why do you think that at 67 I would start a career as a dictator?“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

Pourquoi voulez-vous qu'à 67 ans je commence une carrière de dictateur ?
Press conference, May 19 1958 (De Gaulle was changing the constitution to make government more efficient, after decades of impotent parliamentary regime, and he mocked journalists who claimed he was establishing a dictatorship).
Fifth Republic and other post-WW2

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„The priest’s breath was sour and hot as he moved towards me…Then there was blackness...I remembered every single moment up to a point…Then it’s concreted over. What’s buried there? Is it something worth exhuming?..Yes. Maybe if I say it, it will lose its power over me.“

—  Gabriel Byrne Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator 1950

On confronting the memories of his sexual abuse by a priest in “Gabriel Byrne: 'There’s a shame about men speaking out. A sense that if you were abused, it was your fault'” https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/nov/08/gabriel-byrne-its-an-obscenity-to-tell-innocent-children-theyre-going-to-hell in The Guardian (2020 Nov 8)

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„My mum was Jewish. Maybe I'm a really bad Jew because I'm always so excited to say that I am, but I don't live and breathe the religion.“

—  Stella McCartney British fashion designer 1971

Interview with British Glamour; quoted in "Stella McCartney on freedom of chosenness" https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Stella-McCartney-on-freedom-of-chosenness-3314959.php, SFgate.com (18 December 2002).

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„Face it girls. I'm older and I have more insurance.“

—  Fannie Flagg, buch Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Quelle: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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„I'm not a pessimist. Maybe I don't have a primitive feeling of happiness, that is true. Sometimes my color is happy but not the expression.“

—  Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006

Quelle: Karel Appel – the complete sculptures,' (1990), p. 85 'Quotes', K. Appel (1989)

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