— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Love and Theft (2001), Mississippi
— Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Quelle: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
— Rick Riordan, buch Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen
Quelle: The Titan's Curse
„Thomas: Hey Victor! I'm sorry 'bout your dad.
Victor: How'd you hear about it?
Thomas: I heard it on the wind. I heard it from the birds. I felt it in the sunlight. And your mom was just in here cryin.“
— Sherman Alexie Native American author and filmmaker 1966
Smoke Signals (1998)
„My whole life is made up of: "I'm sorry". I feel like I have to apologize to people, to things, to life itself. It's like, "I'm sorry to be here". I don't want to disturb anyone. But in my work, in the clothes I create, I'm actually telling people that I'm here. So, I guess I'm disturbing them, after all.“
— Yohji Yamamoto Japanese fashion designer 1943
Yohji Yamamoto. May I Help You? in Talking to Myself (2002), Ch. 12: The Expressions "Excuse-me" and "I'm sorry".
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Quelle: Quoted, The Great Gatsby (1925), ch. 3
— Henry Miller, buch Wendekreis des Krebses
Quelle: Tropic of Cancer
— Christina Baker Kline American writer 1964
Quelle: Orphan Train
— John Byrne American author and artist of comic books 1950
On the death of Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter"
— Joseph Conrad, buch The Mirror of the Sea
Quelle: The Mirror of the Sea (1906), Ch. 8
— Patricia C. Wrede author 1953
Quelle: Across the Great Barrier
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, buch Benediction
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
I'm a Born Liar (2003)
„Suddenly for no earthly reason I felt immensely sorry for him and longed to say something real, something with wings and a heart, but the birds I wanted settled on my shoulders and head only later when I was alone and not in need of words.“
— Vladimir Nabokov, buch The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
Quelle: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
„I don't go in for being sorry for people. For one thing it's insulting. One is only sorry for people if they are sorry for themselves. Self-pity is the biggest stumbling block in our world today.
— Agatha Christie, buch Destination Unknown
Quelle: Destination Unknown
— Vincent Gallo American film director, writer, model, actor and musician 1961
„… Don't feel sorry for me. I'm glad I had a second chance in life like you said to be smart because I learned a lot of things that I never knew were in this world, and I'm grateful I saw it even for a little bit.“
— Daniel Keyes, buch Flowers for Algernon
Quelle: Flowers for Algernon
— Mary Balogh Welsh-Canadian novelist 1944
Quelle: Slightly Wicked