„"That's right. Why? Are you telling me this because I'm Frank's brother? Because I'm your husband? Because I'm Marie's employer?" He paused "Or because I'm the sheriff?"“
Wesley Hayden and Gail Hayden.
„By telling you anything at all I'm at least believing in you, I believe you're there, I believe you into being. Because I'm telling you this story I will your existence. I tell, therefore you are.“
— Margaret Atwood, buch Der Report der Magd
Quelle: The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Chapter 41 (p. 268)
Quelle: The Handmaid's Tale
„Just because I'm so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else's values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn't make it right. I'm ashamed of it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.“
— Jerome David Salinger, buch Franny and Zooey
Quelle: Franny and Zooey (1961), Franny (1955), p. 30
„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.
„Because if you want me to "act professional", I can tell you that I'm not interested. I'm sitting in my home office wearing a bathrobe. The same way I'm not going to start wearing ties, I'm *also* not going to buy into the fake politeness, the lying, the office politics and backstabbing, the passive aggressiveness, and the buzzwords. Because THAT is what "acting professionally" results in: people resort to all kinds of really nasty things because they are forced to act out their normal urges in unnatural ways.“
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
<nowiki>Re: [ 00/19 http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=137392506516022&w=2, 3.10.1-stable review</nowiki>, Torvalds, Linus, 2013-07-15, 2013-07-17]
— Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006
"Say 'No' to Intolerance", Liberty magazine, vol. 4, no. 6, (July 1991) pp. 17-20.
„I'm probably never going to be politically correct because I'm not a politician. I don't want to be a politician. Because politicians do what is politically expedient — I want to do what's right.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
"Ben Carson announces, brings his celebrity to 2016 race" http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/04/politics/ben-carson-2016-presidential-announcement/, CNN (May 4, 2015)
„I feel I'm doing what I should've done a lifetime ago.
For a little while I'm not afraid.
Maybe it's because I'm doing the right thing at last.
Maybe it's because I've done a rash thing and don't want to look the coward to you.“
— Ray Bradbury, buch Fahrenheit 451
Quelle: Fahrenheit 451
„You know the real world, this so-called real world, is just something you put up with. Like everybody else. I'm in my element when I am a little bit out of this world. Then I'm in the real world – I'm on the beam. Because when I'm falling, I'm doing all right. When I'm slipping, I say: he, this is interesting. It's when I'm standing upright that bothers me.“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
Quote from film script Sketchbook 1, Time inc; 1960.
„[Cus D'Amato] told me, 'You're the type of guy who has to be hurt to learn.' I'm pissed off today because he was right about everything.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
On his family
„Ron Rosenbaum: Why are you doing what you're doing?
Bob Dylan: [Pause] Because I don't know anything else to do. I'm good at it.
Ron Rosenbaum: How would you describe "it"?
Bob Dylan: I'm an artist. I try to create art.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Playboy Interview http://www.interferenza.com/bcs/interw/play78.htm (1978)
— John Von Neumann Hungarian-American mathematician and polymath 1903 - 1957
As quoted by Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man TV series
„People say to me all the time, "You have no fear." I tell them, "No, that's not true. I'm scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person."“
— Ronda Rousey American judoka, mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and actress 1987
"Ronda Rousey: What I've Learned", in Esquire.com (26 December 2012) http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/interviews/a17607/ronda-rousey-mma-quotes-0113/
„…when I do this, some people think that it's because I want my ego to be fed, right? Of course, I'm not saying — I'm not asking you to call it "Stallmanix," right?“
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
2000s, Free Software: Freedom and Cooperation (2001)
„Just because I was married to Aly Khan, people think I'm rich. Well, I'm not. I never got a dime from Aly or from any of my husbands.“
— Rita Hayworth American actress, dancer and director 1918 - 1987
As quoted in New York Times (25 October 1970)
„I stand by my opinions when I know I'm right, Captain Phelan. Whereas you stand by yours merely because you're stubborn.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Quelle: Love in the Afternoon