— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
„Without someone telling you what you are doing is wrong, you can't say what you are doing is right.“
— Andrew Biersack American singer-songwriter 1990
„TV's not the same buzz. If someone tells you three million people watched the show last week, that's good but, when you walk out in front of 1,000, you think, 'Oh my God, this had better be good.“
— Jimmy Carr British comedian and humourist 1972
Paddy Hoey (July 15, 2005) "Carr's a comic with universal appeal", Daily Post.
„The Rock: Michael Cole, Is that what you think?
Michael Cole: I'll tell you what I think…
The Rock: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!“
— Dwayne Johnson American actor and professional wrestler 1972
The Rock's return to WWE Raw as host of WrestleMania XXVII (14 February, 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ejiG5-BtA&feature=related.
„If you tell people you talk to God, they'll think you're religious, but if you say God talks to you, it's ten to one they'll think you're crazy.“
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Source: Maybe, Maybe Not
„If you are always frightened for yourself you can't act, and then life loses its purpose. You just have to tell yourself that, when you get right down to it, you don't matter all that much.“
The Elf Queen Of Shannara
Source: The Elf Queen of Shannara
„Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.“
— Jean Rostand French writer 1894 - 1977
See also "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." (misattributed to Joseph Stalin)
„Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is.“
— Oswald Chambers British missionary 1874 - 1917
Source: My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Margaret Chase Smith, quoted in More Than Petticoats : Remarkable Maine Women (2005) by Kate Kennedy
— Margaret Chase Smith Member of the United States Senate from Maine 1897 - 1995
As quoted in "Nation: Madam Candidate" in TIME magazine (7 February 1964) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870656-2,00.html
Context: I am running against no one. I'd like to be President. I think my experience and my record are greater than any other candidate or any other of the unannounced candidates. It's a real challenge, and that's one of the paramount things. When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
„You imagine that what you can't understand is either spiritual or does not exist. The conclusion is quite wrong; rather there are obviously a million things in the universe that we would need a million quite different organs to understand.“
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
Context: You imagine that what you can't understand is either spiritual or does not exist. The conclusion is quite wrong; rather there are obviously a million things in the universe that we would need a million quite different organs to understand. For example, I perceive by my senses what makes a magnet point north, what makes tides rise and fall, and what becomes of an animal after death. Your people are not proportioned to perceive such miracles, just as someone blind from birth cannot imagine the beauty of a landscape, the colors of a painting or the shadings of an iris. He will imagine them as something palpable, edible, audible or olfactory. Likewise, if I were to explain to you what I perceive by the senses you do not have, you would interpret it as something that could be heard, seen, touched, smelled or tasted; but it is not like that.
„If you want to be an effective leader, you need to cultivate one-on-one feedback from trusted individuals throughout your organization, touching all the different levels. Not people who will tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear.“
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ The Wal-Mart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company https://books.google.com/books?id=mIxwVLXdyjQC&lpg=PR9&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PR9#v=onepage&q=Don%20Soderquist&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2005, p. 124.
On Leading Well
„“Aren’t you even curious?” he asked. “A million worlds out there with more wonders than I could tell you in a million years, and you don’t even want to ask a question?”“
— Leigh Brackett American novelist and screenwriter 1915 - 1978
Source: The Ginger Star (1974), Chapter 15 (p. 128)
„As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.“
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross American psychiatrist 1926 - 2004
As quoted in Another Door Opens (2006) by Jeffrey A. Wands. p. 29
Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People