— Bessie Love American actress (1898–1986) 1898 - 1986
On not having been made aware of her Academy Award nomination, from [The Actress and the Four-Letter Cliche, The Guardian, London, April 28, 1972, 13, White, Michael]
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„Funny how that term caught on, isn't it? I tell everyone, I hated it. Somebody said 'drain the swamp' and I said, 'Oh, that is so hokey. That is so terrible.' I said, all right, I'll try it. So like a month ago I said 'drain the swamp' and the place went crazy. And I said 'Whoa, what's this?' Then I said it again. And then I start saying it like I meant it, right? And then I started to love it, and the place loved it. Drain the swamp. It's true. It's true. Drain the swamp.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, December, During a rally in Des Moines, Iowa http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/21/trump-adviser-says-he-is-ditching-drain-the-swamp.html (December 2016)
„And how are you?", said Winnie-the-Pooh. (…)
"Not very how", he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time.“
— A.A. Milne, livre Winnie-the-Pooh
— Christopher Paolini, livre Eldest
Eldest (2005), Shrrgnien
„I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary … Fame and success are very different things, anyway.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
The Times Magazine interview (2005), Context: I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary... Fame and success are very different things, anyway. The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was, so I felt I had a choice. I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be out there at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person.
„All of this is so insignificant. In the grand scale of things, there have been so many before who have been in this position. I'm just another one. Life is so short. It's like we're already gone, really, in retrospect.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
On fame and celebrity, as quoted in the New York Daily News, June 26, 2000.
„It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„In one gallery they actually had a notice which said "No Sketching." How obnoxious! I said, "How do you think these things got on the walls if there was no sketching?"“
— David Hockney British artist 1937
1980s, "Portrait of the Artist as a Naughty Boy," interview with John Mortimer, In Character (1983), p. 97
— Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Quand une chose a été dite et bien dite, n'ayez aucun scrupule, prenez-la, copiez. As quoted in Anatole France en pantoufles by Jean-Jacques Brousson (1924); published in English as Anatole France Himself: A Boswellian Record by His Secretary, Jean-Jacques Brousson (1925), trans. John Pollock [Read Books, 2007, ISBN 1-406-75172-3], p. 56
„There's another problem," Percy said. "I'm not good with air travel. It's dangerous for a son of Neptune."
"You'll have to risk it… and so will I," Frank said. "By the way, we're related."
Percy almost stumbled off the roof. "What?“
— Rick Riordan, livre The Son of Neptune