„It's odd. Fifty percent of me feels it's the right time to be closing this. The other 50 percent of me is saying it's more than a show. It's a group of people that love each other. It's a group of people that come together every day trying to make America laugh, and what better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
On the end of the television program Friends – Susan Young (May 6, 2004) "Adios, amigos: ' Friends ' signs off after a decade of good times", Alameda Times-Star.
— Rachel Marsden journalist 1974
cited in Fox's Ann Coulter 2.0 http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/03/29/marsden/index.html. Salon.com.
„If you’re doing something you love, an hour seems like 5 minutes. If you are doing something that doesn’t resonate with your spirit 5 minutes can seem like an hour. And the reason that so many people are opting out of Education is because it doesn't feed their spirit, it doesn't feed their energy or their passion.“
— Ken Robinson UK writer 1950
TED Conference http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html (2010)
„The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world.“
— Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928
Attributed, Steven Keith (December 26, 2007) "The Food Guy Food, how do I love thee?", Charleston Daily Mail, p. P1D.
„More than a billion people in our world today survive on less than $370 a year, while Americans, who constitute five percent of the world's population, purchase fifty percent of its cocaine.“
— Thomas Cahill, livre How the Irish Saved Civilization
How the Irish Saved Civilization (1995), Ch. VII The End of the World
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2000, On the Oprah Winfrey Show http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0009/19/ip.00.html (20 September 2000).
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
As quoted in Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (1984) Leslie Halliwell
„Remember the $5 billion Web site? $5 billion we spent on a Web site, and to this day it doesn't work. A $5 billion Web site. I have so many Web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a Web site. It costs me $3.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2015, Presidential Bid Announcement (June 16, 2015)
„A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Misattributed, There are no indications that Jefferson ever stated anything like this; slight variants of this statement seem to have become widely attributed to Jefferson only since its appearance in three books of 2004: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey (2004) by Ken Schoolland, p. 235; Damn-ocracy — Government From Hell!: The Political, Economic And Money System (2004) by Wendall Dennis and Reason And Reality : A Novel (2004) by Mishrilal Jain, p. 232; see also info at Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Democracy_is_nothing_more_than_mob_rule.
„We Germans carried our hatred from the First World War to the Second World War, and now you are about to carry the hatred about the murder of 5 million people on to another World War.“
— Hans Fritzsche German Nazi official 1900 - 1953
To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" - by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004
„There has been a massive transfer of wealth from the working class of this country to the top 1 percent. And at the end of the day, John—and the media doesn’t talk about it, the corporate media does not talk about it—nobody can defend three families in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of the American people. Or that 49 percent of all new income today goes to the top 1 percent. That is indefensible. That is outrageous. That is immoral. And I think the American people understand that has got to change…“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
2010s, 2019, June 2019, Bernie Sanders: ‘We Have to Talk About Democratic Socialism as an Alternative to Unfettered Capitalism, The Nation, John Nichols https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-socialism-capitalism-2020/ (12 June 2019)
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
Posthumous publications, As quoted in The Roosevelt I Knew (1946) by Frances Perkins, p. 5