„People ask about dictators, "Why?" But dictators themselves ask, "Why not?"“

As quoted in "Is Putin Popular?" https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/is-putin-popular-c/ (2018), by Jay Nordlinger, National Review
2010s

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Garri Kasparow Fotografia
Garri Kasparow8
szachista rosyjski ormiańskiego pochodzenia 1963

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Garry Kasparov Fotografia
Karen Marie Moning Fotografia
Augusto Pinochet Fotografia

„I have a sour face. Maybe that's why they say I'm a dictator.“

—  Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

Speech (24 April 1986), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
1980s

Charles de Gaulle Fotografia

„Why do you think that at 67 I would start a career as a dictator?“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

Pourquoi voulez-vous qu'à 67 ans je commence une carrière de dictateur ?
Press conference, May 19 1958 (De Gaulle was changing the constitution to make government more efficient, after decades of impotent parliamentary regime, and he mocked journalists who claimed he was establishing a dictatorship).
Fifth Republic and other post-WW2

Chi­ma­man­da Ngo­zi Adi­chie Fotografia
Anton Chekhov Fotografia

„People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don't you say the good now days?“

—  Robert Maxwell Young American medical historian 1935 - 2019

Robert M. Young, quoted in: Rebekah Hennes (2008), Breathe, p. 120

Eugene J. Martin Fotografia
George Carlin Fotografia

„Some people see things that are and ask, Why?
Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?
Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.“

—  George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008

Cf. Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah (1921), Pt. I : In the Beginning: I hear you say "Why?" Always "Why?" You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
Books, Brain Droppings (1997)
Wariant: Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that shit.

Alexander Hamilton Fotografia
Danie Craven Fotografia
Daniel Handler Fotografia
Malala Yousafzai Fotografia
Chuck Palahniuk Fotografia

„The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, książka Niewidzialne potwory

Wariant: You only ask people about themselves so you can tell them about yourself.
Źródło: Invisible Monsters

Marjane Satrapi Fotografia
George Weah Fotografia

„I know a lot of people wonder why an ex-footballer should seek the presidency of the country but no one asks a lawyer or a businessman why they do the same.“

—  George Weah Liberian association football player and politician 1966

George Weah (2017) cited in: " George Weah: ‘Arsène Wenger showed me love when racism was at its peak’ https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/25/george-weah-arsene-wenger-chelsea-liberia-president" in The Guardian, 25 December 2017.

Józef Piłsudski Fotografia

„I am not going to dictate to you what you write about my life and work. I only ask that you not make me out to be a 'whiner and sentimentalist.“

—  Józef Piłsudski Polish politician and Prime Minister 1867 - 1935

(1908) Bohdan Urbankowski, Józef Piłsudski: Dreamer and Strategist, 1997, ISBN 8370019145, p. 133
Attributed

Augusto Pinochet Fotografia

„I was only an aspiring dictator. I was never a real dictator.“

—  Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

November 1998, during detention in London http://www.lanacion.cl/prontus_noticias/site/artic/20061210/pags/20061210221221.html
1990s

Gabriel Iglesias Fotografia

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