„A very poor kid came up to me after a talk and said 'I want to go blow up a factory.' I asked how old he was and he said 17. I said 'have you ever had sex?' He said 'no.' I said 'just remember if you get caught you aren't going to have sex for twenty years at least.' That's not saying that one person having sex is worth the salmon. I'm not saying it's a reason not to act, I'm saying don't be stupid.“
— Derrick Jensen American environmentalist 1960
Interview with The A Word Magazine, March/April 2005.
„I said I liked being half-educated; you were so much more surprised at everything when you were ignorant.“
Source: My Family and Other Animals (1956)
„They wanted me to be the face of Coca Cola. I was like 'Wow. Have you guys got any idea what you’re talking about?' Then Pepsi called me the next week. My mother-in-law called me and said 'Oh my God, Maya, they’re offering you so much money.“
— M.I.A. British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director 1975
Quote on corporate sponsorship http://www.nme.com/photos/in-her-own-words-mias-20-sharpest-quotes/172930/16/4#5 reprinted in NME (2010)
„As I sometimes said to the important Jews, when I had them, something like: 'Well then, do you know where you are? You're with the Czar of the Jews. Don't you know that, didn't you see the Pariser Tageblatt?!“
— Adolf Eichmann German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer 1906 - 1962
Argentina Audiotapes (1957)
„"Don't you even feel how marvellous it is to have talked to one of the Little People?" I said.
"No, not as the main thing," Grundo grunted. "If you think like that, then you're treating him like something in a museum, not as a person."“
— Diana Wynne Jones English children's fantasy writer 1934 - 2011
Source: Magids Series, The Merlin Conspiracy (2003), p. 150.
„Talking with Gary Busey is kinda like sex. You want to do it, you just don't want to be alone when you do it.“
— Jeff Foxworthy American stand-up comedian 1958
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy
„Perhaps," said the man, "you would like to be lost with us. I have found it much more agreeable to be lost in the company of others.“
Source: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
„When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both it's health, you worry about getting rupture or something. If everything is simply jake then you're frightened of death.“
The Ginger Man (1955; New York: Delacorte Press, 1973) p. 45.
„I said, "I have an extremely wide repertory. What would you like — sex, revolution, or mysticism?" She looked up and said quietly, "What’s the difference?"“
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
"The Libertarian Circle"
An Autobiographical Novel (1991)
Context: I was giving a reading at some university. Down in the front row of the auditorium was a young lady in a leather microskirt and a leather microbolero, tied with a leather bootlace, and nothing else whatever. I said, "I have an extremely wide repertory. What would you like — sex, revolution, or mysticism?" She looked up and said quietly, "What’s the difference?"
„Then what he said and how he said it won't be important any more. What will be important are all the things you never got to say.“
— Sarra Manning British writer 1950
Source: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
„I love money! Just because it's free doesn't mean I don't like money. And actually I've made more money this way than any distributor said I could possibly make, which isn't much because independent distributors are notoriously without money. So the most money any distributor told me I could possibly hope to make on this film, total, maximum, in my wildest dreams was $50,000, and they said much more realistic would be $10,000 or $25,000 and the biggest advance I was offered, I think, was $20,000 and that's for locking up all the rights.“
— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Power to the Pixel (2009)
Source: Alice in Wonderland
„A very poor kid came up to me after a talk and said 'I want to go blow up a factory.' I asked how old he was and he said 17. I said 'have you ever had sex?' He said 'no.' I said 'just remember if you get caught you aren't going to have sex for twenty years at least.'“
— Derrick Jensen American environmentalist 1960
That's not saying that one person having sex is worth the salmon. I'm not saying it's a reason not to act, I'm saying don't be stupid.
Interview with The A Word Magazine, March-April 2005.
„Have you talked to North?" he said.
"Yes," she said. "I asked him to get us cable."
"I wish you weren't talking to him."
"I'd talk to Satan to get cable," Andie said.“
— Jennifer Crusie American writer 1949
Source: Maybe This Time
But it don't sing and dance.
And it don't walk.
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Forever in Blue Jeans
Song lyrics, You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978)