„Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything.“
— Steve Wozniak American inventor, computer engineer and programmer 1950
"Letters-General Questions Answered" p. 96 http://www.woz.org/letters/general/96.html
— Norman Rockwell Armatian 1894 - 1978
As quoted in A Rockwell Portrait : An Intimate Biography (1978) by Donald Walton, p. 61
— Buster Keaton American actor and filmmaker 1895 - 1966
Context: The funny thing about our act is that dad gets the worst of it, although I'm the one who apparently receives the bruises … the secret is in landing limp and breaking the fall with a foot or a hand. It's a knack. I started so young that landing right is second nature with me. Several times I'd have been killed if I hadn't been able to land like a cat. Imitators of our act don't last long, because they can't stand the treatment. Interview in The Detroit News (4 December 1914)
„Oh all the times I've listened, and all the times I've heard
All the melodies I'm missing, and all the magic words,
And all those potent voices, and the choices we had then,
How I'd love to find we had that kind of choice again.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Remember When the Music
„I'd like to welcome you the AOPA. There's also aa-AOPA. If this is your first time flying a plane on alcohol, I'd like to welcome ya!“
— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
„I've been down a long road;
I'd become a stranger to myself.
Digging in my heels and hoping time might be kinder if I wait it out.But nothing came from wanting.
And I became so small and insecure.
Didn't know the cost of all I'd lost till I found it fresh and new again.“
— Sarah McLachlan Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 1968
Loving You Is Easy
— Tom Crean (basketball coach) American college basketball coach 1966
Context: I'd like to get a lot done in a short period of time.... Your head coach won’t be real patient. Trying to keep it in perspective? Yes. Real patient? No. As quoted in "Crean on : rebuilding the tradition of Indiana basketball" by David Burkart in IUplanet Newsletter (7 October 2007) http://iuplanet.com/forum/indiana-basketball-news/20261-crean-rebuilding-tradition-indiana-basketball.html
„I've never had the impertinence to be sorry for Helen Keller. I'd as soon be sorry for Niagara Falls. But now as I bring the story up to date, I'm shriveled with shame when I recall that at times in my life — my easy life — I've actually been sorry for myself. You too? We've got our nerve, haven't we?“
— Alexander Woollcott American critic 1887 - 1943
Radio Memorial http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?Documentid=968 for Anne Sullivan Macy (1936).
„I was kind of solitary. I'd spend a lot of time on my own, reading books. I didn't integrate very well.“
— Philip Ó Ceallaigh Irish writer 1968
On Life, on his time at school.