— Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950
Context: As far as the BJP is concerned, our belief has been the same for years. Justice to all, appeasement of none. We cannot support divisive politics. We strongly believe in President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam when he says we need 'unity of minds'. People who played the politics of appeasement have ruined the country, not us. Blame them.
„I am accused of ruining the world. What is it I am going to gain by ruining the world? I do not understand what the Brahmin devotees actually feel. Will anyone carry on propaganda to ruin the world? I hope they would soon think with reason.“
— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973
„For us the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we're only half way through smashing the second set. Then all of a sudden they hear Arnold Layne and they flip all over again.“
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
Rave UK Magazine, June 1967
„It’s probably unfair to expect the world at large, or even most people, to see us for all we are. It is essential, however, that we see ourselves for all we are. (413)“
— Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit
„We have dealt with all these idealists in the past, I’m sure we’ll find a way to deal with them today… Rid our world of all these fanatics one by one, won’t let not prophet lover ruin my fun. We’ll string ‘em up and shoot ‘em down.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"Wood and Nails"
— Alexander Woollcott American critic 1887 - 1943
On actors and prostitutes, from his column, as republished in Shouts and Murmurs: Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights (1922), p. 57.
„If I was wealthy I'd never do anything but poke around in ruined cities all over the world - and probably get snake-bit.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
From a letter to H. P. Lovecraft (1931)
„People, I just want to say, you know, can we all JUST get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids? … It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice … Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out.“
— Rodney King American taxi driver and police brutality victim 1965 - 2012
King appealing for calm during the Los Angeles riots (May 1, 1992)
„Lives were being ruined and few hands were raised in help. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?“
— Lillian Hellman American dramatist and screenwriter 1905 - 1984
Context: To many intellectuals the radicals had become the chief, perhaps the only, enemy. … Not alone because the radical's reasons were suspect but because his convictions would lead to a world that deprived the rest of us of what we had. Very few people were capable of admitting anything so simple. But the antiradical camp contained the same divisions: often they were honest and thoughtful men, often they were men who turned down a dark road for dark reasons. But radicalism or anti-radicalism should have had nothing to do with the sly, miserable methods of McCarthy, Nixon and colleagues, as they flailed at Communists, near-Communists, and nowhere-near Communists. Lives were being ruined and few hands were raised in help. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? p. 82