— Ned Vizzini, buch It's Kind of a Funny Story
„The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Blue Pastures (1995), "Of Power and Time"
„It is a shame when we must regard a people as an enemy. It is a shame and a regret when the two peoples share so much. And it is a shame, a regret, and a tragedy when those peoples meet as individuals and find much to admire.“
— Sherwood Smith American fantasy and science fiction writer 1951
King's Shield (Inda #3, 2008)
„Then, in no nation more than the English is there a diversified individuality. We are a people of individuals, and a people of character…The preservation of the individuality of the Englishman is essential to the preservation of the type of the race, and if our differences are smoothed out and we lose that gift, we shall lose at the same time our power. Uniformity of type is a bad thing. I regret very much myself the uniformity of speech. Time was, two centuries ago, when you could have told by his speech from what part of England every member of Parliament came. He spoke the speech of his fathers, and I regret that the dialects have gone, and I regret that by a process which for want of a better name we have agreed among ourselves to call education, we are drifting away from the language of the people and losing some of the best English words and phrases which have lasted in the country through centuries, to make us all talk one uniform and inexpressive language.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
1924, Speech at the annual dinner of The Royal Society of St. George (6 May 1924), quoted in On England, and Other Addresses (1926), pp. 5-6.
„I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.“
— Ingrid Bergman Film actress from Sweden 1915 - 1982
"An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
„I feel most miserable
When I can't step "step up to the plate"
You know? People often say
Regret from doing it is better than regret for not doing it“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
Lyrics, (Miss)Understood, Bold & Delicious
„People in Russia say that those who do not regret the collapse of the Soviet Union have no heart, and those that do regret it have no brain. We do not regret this, we simply state the fact and know that we need to look ahead, not backwards. We will not allow the past to drag us down and stop us from moving ahead. We understand where we should move. But we must act based on a clear understanding of what happened..“
— Vladimir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
2000 - 2005, Interview with German television channel ARD and ZDF, May 2005. Kremlin, RU, http://archive.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2005/05/05/2355_type82912type82916_87597.shtml (May 2005)
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„(When) the people of the land no longer have the power to select and install their leaders, the chiefs lose their mana or power.“
— Asesela Ravuvu He loved nature and the outdoors. He 3 main principles in life were love all, hardwork and honesty. 1931 - 2008
Interview with Pacific Journalism Online, 28 May 2000
„Democracy is a form of leading state in which the right and power in the hands of the people as a permanent. To ensure that the right and power is in the hands of people permanently, it must have a system to ensure the balance of power between citizens with its representatives.“
— Khem Veasna Cambodian politician 1971
Multi-Parties political platform (25 June 2013)
„In the second half of life, people have less power to infatuate you. But they also have much less power to control you or hurt you.“
— Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
— Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952
Rebuttal to Steve Balmer at the Agenda Conference, after the Microsoft executive explained that Open Source would not go anywhere.
„God and the people are the source of all power. I have twice been given the power. I have taken it, and damn it, I will keep it forever.“
— François Duvalier 40th President of the Republic of Haiti 1907 - 1971
Quoted in Elizabeth Abbott, Haiti: An insider's history of the rise and fall of the Duvaliers (1988), p. 112.
„Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none.“
— Mumia Abu-Jamal Prisoner, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author, Activist 1954
"Is Obama's Victory Ours?" http://www.prisonradio.org/ObamaJuneMumia.htm 06-05-08
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
— Emo Philips American comedian 1956
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/carl-sagan-science-is-a-way-of-thinking/ Carl Sagan: 'Science Is a Way of Thinking', Science Friday interview from May 1996 27 December 2013