„They discuss no strings. There, the people, they don’t discuss anything. You can’t beat the British, you’ve got to sit with them for hours. They talk about this, they talk about that.“
— Jakaya Kikwete Tanzanian politician and president 1950
Interviews, Interview with Financial Times, 2007-10-04 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d8a07e28-72a3-11dc-b7ff-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check1/, On the fewer strings attached to China's assistance.
„I can’t talk to you about music because you don’t know anything about music. I can talk to you about politics or sociology and all that peripheral stuff, but I can’t talk to you about music. There’s not enough information in common that I could say to you so you’d be able to understand. Besides, the people who read OUI don’t give a fuck about music anyway.“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Oui interview (1979)
— Octavia E. Butler, buch Adulthood Rites
Adulthood Rites (1988), Part II “Phoenix” chapter 15 (p. 383)
„On this planet there are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn’t bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it’s hard to see, it’s important to understand that these people exist. I’m talking to you now because they can’t and I hope to be a voice for them. They need support.“
— Mia Farrow American actress, singer, humanitarian and former fashion model 1945
On human rights, quoted in MSNBC piece http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3080861/ns/community-msnbc_com_chat/t/mia-farrow/#.WPW1AlKZPu0 (August 28, 2013)
„Why do I feel so exercised about what we think of the people of the Middle Ages?…I guess it's because so many of their voices are ringing vibrantly in my ears – Chaucer's, Boccaccio's, Henry Knighton's, Thomas Walsingham's, Froissart's, Jean Creton's… writers and contemporary historians of the period who seem to me just as individual, just as alive as we are today. We need to get to know these folk better in order to know who we are ourselves.“
— Terry Jones Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author 1942
The Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1143405,00.html, February 8, 2004.
„“It’s easy to say that we respect other people, but sometimes our actions don’t back up our talk. Those in leadership positions should always show respect for everyone—but especially the people who work for them. When you demonstrate to people that you care about them, they will be much more inclined to follow you.“
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
On Treating Everyone with Respect, Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 134-135.
— Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
1890s, “The Leaders of Men”, speech at the University of Tennessee (17 June 1890), in The Politics of Woodrow Wilson, p. 74 http://books.google.com/books?id=rxC4IG60KTwC&pg=PA74&dq=%22ear+of+the+leader+must+ring+with+the+voices+of+the+people%22
„Let them call us nonentities. Who cares? A nonenitiy can be just as famous as anybody else if enough people know about him.
But let’s leave personalities out of this and just talk about me.“
— Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1895 - 1964
How to Become President (1940), Context: Who am I to talk? That’s a fair question, and one which deserves a better answer than I can give you. … Come to think of it, who are you? Whoever you are, I sympathize with you. I sympathize with everybody; that’s what I get for being a candidate myself. Let them call us nonentities. Who cares? A nonenitiy can be just as famous as anybody else if enough people know about him. But let’s leave personalities out of this and just talk about me. Ch. 1 : Government jobs pay big money
„It was not a ban from the government. It was a cancellation by people who felt I should not be with Stokely because he was a rebel to them. I didn't care about that. He was somebody I loved, who loved me, and it was my life.“
— Miriam Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist 1932 - 2008
Interview with Robin Denselow (May 2008), As quoted in Denselow, Robin (16 May 2008)
„I remember the day I saw my hair was thinning. I don’t remember caring much. I don’t care. It’s just hair. It never bothered me much. I was pretty young, too. And it happened and is happening veeery slowly. I have a feeling dead people get really mad when we complain about losing hair.“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967