„I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker.“
We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.
„I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about niggers, and they stomped the floor.“
— George Wallace 45th Governor of Alabama 1919 - 1998
Attributed in George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.
— Cinda Williams Chima Novelist 1952
Source: The Gray Wolf Throne
„Painting is not what my life is about, but it is very important to me, and I am very lucky to be able to give some time to it. The time that I devote to painting is not a lot of time, but I do it 100 percent while I am working, and then there's nothing else that counts.“
— Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940
Interview with Reuters, quoted on ITN. http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/RTV/2012/01/26/RTV249512/ (26 January 2012).
As an Artist
„I am a guy who talks about bacon and escalators. Stand-up comedy is very much a conversation. It's very personal, stylistically.“
— Jim Gaffigan comedian, actor, author 1966
John Wenzel (October 10, 2008) "Underneath that pasty exterior beats the dark heart of a comic", The Denver Post, p. D-12.
„I'm not a good father. I'm a good man with my kids. I'm very generous with them. I'm very kind to them, but I am not a good father.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
On his family
„We are all aware, if we have ever tried it, how empty and ghostly is a life lived for a long while in absolute solitude. Free me from my fellows, let me alone to work out the salvation of my own glorious self, and surely (so I may fancy) I shall now for the first time show who I am. No, not so; on the contrary I merely show in such a case who I am not. I am no longer friend, brother, companion, co-worker, servant, citizen, father, son; I exist for nobody; and ere-long, perhaps to my surprise, generally to my horror, I discover that I am nobody.“
— Josiah Royce United States philosopher 1855 - 1916
Lecture on Hegel
„Nobody but nobody is quite so dumb as to believe that all, most, or even very many uses of firearms to prevent acts of criminal violence result in justifiable homicides.“
— Kevin D. Williamson American writer 1972
Most of them do not result in anybody’s being shot, much less shot dead, because most of them do not involve discharging a firearm. As it turns out, pointing a gun at a would-be assailant is in many cases a very persuasive gesture.
"The Dumbest Gun-Control Paragraph" https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-dumbest-gun-control-paragraph/ (3 June 2019), National Review
— Sir Francis Buller, 1st Baronet British judge 1746 - 1800
Coleman v. Wathen (1793), 5 T. R. 245.
— Magnus Carlsen Norwegian chess player 1990
Meet Magnus Carlsen, The New King of Chess - TIME, Eben Harrell Friday, Dec. 25, 2009 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1948809,00.html
„I understand so very little. But I am not afraid to look: I am a good observer at last. My eyes are open, and I am not afraid.“
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
The Observer (p. 113)
The Perseids and Other Stories (2000)
— S. H. Raza Indian artist 1922 - 2016
On his artistic work till date.
„I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway.“
— Syd Barrett English musician 1946 - 2006
Rolling Stone, December 1971
„"I've caught a cold," the Thing replies,
"Out there upon the landing."
I turned to look in some surprise,
And there, before my very eyes,
A little Ghost was standing!“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Canto 1, "The Trysting"
— Jeremy Bentham British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer 1748 - 1832
Source: The Panopticon Writings
„The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good — in spite of all the people who say he is very good.“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Quoted in The Observer [London] (6 December 1964).
„In some place in my soul, in a very hidden corner, I am a fanatical Jew. I am very much astonished to discover myself as such in spite of all efforts to be unprejudiced and impartial. What can I do against it at my age?“
— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
Letter to Dr. David Feuchtwang (1931), as quoted in Freud and Moses: The Long Journey Home (1990) by Emanuel Rice, p. 25
„I am very much aware of my own double self… The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work — he is in touch with the child.“
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
As quoted in "Ingmar Bergman: Summing Up A Life In Film" http://web.archive.org/web/20110913212122/http://bergmanorama.webs.com/kakutani_nyt83.htm by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times Magazine (26 June 1983)].
Contexte: I am very much aware of my own double self... The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work — he is in touch with the child. He is not rational, he is impulsive and extremely emotional. Perhaps it is not even a "he," but a "she."