— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
— Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999
— Fernando Pessoa, könyv The Book of Disquiet
Forrás: The Book of Disquiet
„I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.“
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
Responding to a press conference question as to whether he was a "card-carrying" member of the Black Muslims, as quoted in The New York Times (27 February 1964) http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F4091EF7355D17738DDDAE0A94DA405B848AF1D3; also in Sports Illustrated (9 March 1964).
Kontextus: I believe in Allah and in peace. I don't try to move into white neighborhoods. I don't want to marry a white woman. I was baptized when I was twelve, but I didn't know what I was doing. I'm not a Christian anymore. I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be... I'm free to be what I want.
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1990
„Don't worry. They're all against me. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. I do.“
— Ayn Rand, könyv The Fountainhead
Forrás: The Fountainhead
„I don't want to know about my biggest idols. I don't want to read their autobiographies, I don't want to find out what they're really like.“
— Meg White American musician 1974
Cameron, Keith (March 28, 2003), "The sweetheart deal" http://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/mar/29/artsfeatures.popandrock. The Guardian. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
„I don't know very much but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don't want to argue about it…My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made.“
— James Agate British diarist and critic 1877 - 1947
Ego 6 (1944), p. 189, June 9, 1943.
„But I don't have anything left inside of me to figure out where I fit in or what I want. If I want anything, it's to know what's possible to want.“
— Amy Tan, könyv The Bonesetter's Daughter
Forrás: The Bonesetter's Daughter
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Forrás: The Hunger Games
— Cassandra Clare, könyv City of Glass
Forrás: City of Glass
— William H. Macy American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television 1950
Interview in The Guardian (2011)
Kontextus: I could become a hermit if I'm not careful; I like that. When people on Facebook say stay in touch – I don't want to stay in touch. I don't want anyone to know where I am.
„I'm quite a compulsive person—I only worked this out recently—I'm compulsive, but I'm also very indecisive. I don't know what I want, but I know that I want it now.“
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
Like, Totally (2006)
„When I was dating Bert (McCracken), we were like two best friends. And we ended up doing everything together and it was so much fun. It was a really good time. And this (2003) has been such a horrible year for me that I sometimes thought I'd like to go back to that and be with Bert, but then I suddenly realised that's not what I wanted. I don't even know him as a person. And more than that, I don't even like him. It's like they say that you don't know the devil but you know he's evil. I know what that means — I don't know Bert but I know that I don't ever want to see him again.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Kelly Osbourne, in Harry Shaw, Bruce Kavanagh (2004) The Osbournes "Talking": The Osbournes in Their Own Words, Omnibus Press, ISBN 1844494047, p. 76.
„It's my show, and there's no place for opinion on my show. It's uninteresting to me. I don't care what Sean Hannity thinks and I don't care what Alan Colmes thinks and I guarantee they don't care what I think and they don't know, either. You know what's interesting to me? What's interesting to me is that the thing people want to know about is the part on which I spend absolutely no time.“
— Shepard Smith television news anchor from the United States 1964
As quoted in "Interview with Shepard Smith" https://web.archive.org/web/20120501134518/http://www.esquire.com/features/shepard-smith-fox-news-0309-2 (February 10, 2009), by Tom Junod, Esquire, Hearst Communications Inc.