„Arrest me for sitting on a bus? You may do that.“

—  Rosa Parks

Letzte Aktualisierung 29. April 2022. Geschichte
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US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtlerin 1913 - 2005

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„I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home.“

—  Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005

Quoted in Rita Dove, "Rosa Parks: Her simple act of protest galvanized America's civil rights revolution," http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/parks01.html Time (1999-06-14)by kurtis

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„"The dude didn't even hop up on the bus yet and wants to sit in the window already"“

—  Romário Brazilian association football player 1966

O cara nem entrou no ônibus ainda e já quer sentar na janela.
Quelle: PauliniaNews
Kontext: Refering to Alexandro Gama, Fluminense's coach in 2003, who put Romário in the bench in his first game managing the club.

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„I don't want you fellows sitting around asking me what to do. I want you to tell me what to do.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959

To his staffers, as quoted in General of the Army : George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman (1991) by Ed Cray, p. 591

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„Are you going to put me under house arrest or put me on Robben Island?“

—  Helen Suzman South African politician 1917 - 2009

As quoted in Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights https://web.archive.org/web/20160303201816/http://hsf.org.za/about-us/helen-suzman/suz01.pdf (2005), by Millie Pimstone, South Africa: The Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies

„Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place — then it won't make a damn.“

—  Ken Kesey novelist 1935 - 2001

Quelle: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), Ch. 6 : The Bus
Kontext: There are going to be times when we can't wait for somebody. Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place — then it won't make a damn.

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„To me, God is like this happy bus driver.“

—  Jerry Stahl American writer 1953

Quelle: Permanent Midnight

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„Now watch me go retarded, yellow short bus.“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982

2010s, Tha Carter IV (2011)

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„Rosa Parks showed us all that one little person can make a whole bunch of noise without so much as a whisper. She showed the world that the color of your skin shouldn't determine what part of the bus you sit in… as you ride through life.“

—  Richard Pryor American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC 1940 - 2005

Post http://www.richardpryor.com/forums/msgs.cfm?msg=38560&forum=6 on US civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

„Pray to catch the bus, then run as fast as you can.“

—  Julia Cameron, buch The Artist's Way

Quelle: The Artist's Way

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„You are free to be arrested, imprisoned“

—  Nâzım Hikmet Turkish poet 1902 - 1963

From A Sad State Of Freedom
Kontext: You waste the attention of your eyes,
the glittering labour of your hands,
and knead the dough enough for dozens of loaves
of which you'll taste not a morsel;
you are free to slave for others—
you are free to make the rich richer.
The moment you're born
they plant around you
mills that grind lies
lies to last you a lifetime.
You keep thinking in your great freedom
a finger on your temple
free to have a free conscience.
Your head bent as if half-cut from the nape,
your arms long, hanging,
your saunter about in your great freedom:
you're free
with the freedom of being unemployed.
You love your country
as the nearest, most precious thing to you.
But one day, for example,
they may endorse it over to America,
and you, too, with your great freedom—
you have the freedom to become an air-base.
You may proclaim that one must live
not as a tool, a number or a link
but as a human being—
then at once they handcuff your wrists.
You are free to be arrested, imprisoned
and even hanged.
There's neither an iron, wooden
nor a tulle curtain
in your life;
there's no need to choose freedom:
you are free.
But this kind of freedom
is a sad affair under the stars.

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