— Joan D. Vinge, buch Catspaw
Greeting 300 of his women workers he had saved from Auschwitz, on their return to his factory, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow
— Joan D. Vinge, buch Catspaw
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Jim Barenson, Prologue, p. xv-xvi
2000s, The Guardian (2003)
„I know how you think you feel about me, you don't though. You just like me because I'm safe. There's no risk. And then you never have to try to have a real relationship because you can use me as an excuse.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
Jace to Alec, pg. 138
The Mortal Instruments, City of Glass (2009)
— Natalie Merchant American singer-songwriter 1963
Song lyrics, Motherland (2001), Motherland
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Quelle: The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Chapter 30 (pp. 194-195)
Kontext: (She is reciting the Lord’s prayer) Now we come to forgiveness. Don’t worry about forgiving me right now. There are more important things. For instance: keep the others safe, if they are safe. Don’t let them suffer too much. If they have to die, let it be fast. You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
— Howard Raiffa American academic 1924 - 2016
Part II, Chapter 9, Advice for Negotiators, p. 130.
The Art and Science of Negotiation (1982)
„Abbe Faria: Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, Vengeance is mine.
Edmond Dantes: I don't believe in God.
Abbe Faria: It doesn't matter. He believes in you.“
— Alexandre Dumas French writer and dramatist, father of the homonym writer and dramatist 1802 - 1870
Quelle: The Count of Monte Cristo, V1
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Hello Out There (1941)
Kontext: When, at the age of eighteen, I was the manager of the Postal Telegraph office at 21 Taylor Street in San Francisco, I remember having been asked by the clerk there, a man named Clifford, who the hell I thought I was. And I remember replying very simply and earnestly somewhat as follows: If you have ever heard of George Bernard Shaw, if you have ever read his plays or prefaces, you will know what I mean when I tell you that I am that man by another name.
Who is he? I remember the clerk asking.
George Bernard Shaw, I replied, is the tonic of the Christian peoples of the world. He is health, wisdom, and comedy, and that's what I am too.
How do you figure? The clerk said.
Don't bother me, I said. I'm the night manager of this office and when I tell you something it's final.
„If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. [...] There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.’“
— Mark Wahlberg American actor, television producer and rap musician 1971
Quelle: Mark on the September 11 attacks in a 2012 interview
— Primo Levi, buch The Periodic Table
Quelle: The Periodic Table
„Now Tom was - the hell with that, he said to himself. It is something that happens to everybody. I should know about that by now. It is the only thing that is really final, though.
How do you know that? he asked himself. Going away can be final. Walking out the door can be final. Any form of real betrayal can be final. Dishonesty can be final. Selling out is final. But you are just talking now. Death is what is really final.“
— Ernest Hemingway, buch Islands in the Stream
Pt. 3: At Sea, Section 19
Islands in the Stream (1970)
— Tiffanie DeBartolo American writer 1970
Quelle: God-Shaped Hole
„If a fraction of what they said about me was true -- a fraction -- I wouldn’t be here. I’ve not only not been convicted of anything, I’ve never been indicted for anything. Now I think that’s where you finally have to look at the, quote, critics and say, "Hey. Put up or shut up. Let’s see some evidence."“
— David Miscavige leader of the Church of Scientology 1960
On statements made about him by critics — [Thomas C., Tobin, The Man Behind Scientology, http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/102598/scientologypart1.html, St. Petersburg Times, October 25, 1998, 2010-07-03].