„You can’t magically change your. You can’t magically change your sex. You can’t magically change your age.“
— Ben Shapiro American journalist and attorney 1984
As quoted in Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/ben-shapiro-conservative.html (November 23, 2017) by Sabrina Tavernise, '.
Source: The Samurai's Garden
— Lech Wałęsa Polish politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Poland 1943
Being accused of being an agent for the Soviet era communist police, quoted on New Europe (February 18, 2016), "Poland’s former president accused of being a communist spy" http://neurope.eu/article/polands-former-president-accused-of-being-a-communist-spy/
„You can’t tuck your hair back the way you would, you can’t wipe away tears the way you would, because you’ve got nails that are an inch long. All your mannerisms change easily, when you have inch-long acrylic nails.“
— Margot Robbie Australian actress 1990
Melena Ryzik, "Acting Tips From Mrs. Wolf of Wall Street (Hint: Get a Flask)" https://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/acting-tips-from-mrs-wolf-of-wall-street-hint-get-a-flask/?_r=0, The New York Times, (December 31, 2013).
— Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. American writer 1940
„You can’t undo something that’s happened; you can’t take back a word that’s already been said out loud.“
Source: Nineteen Minutes
Source: The White Rose (1985), Chapter 10, “Bomanz’s Story” (p. 497)
— Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017
— St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982
"Friendly, and Just a Bit Creepy: St. Vincent Defies Categories" in The New York Times (7 May 2009) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/arts/music/07vince.html?_r=1&ref=arts&pagewanted=all
Context: I think anyone who is creative or self-aware in any way, there’s like a humility to it, or I should say a humiliation to it. But there’s also a self-delusion — the provisional ego, as my uncle would call it. The self-delusion is the thing that makes you go, oh you know what, all the music that I’ve ever loved in the world, I want to be a part of that — hey, listen to what I have to say, it’s really important, it’s going to matter.”
You can’t apologize your way into people’s hearts... You have to go full force.
„“Do you understand what’s going on?”
“Not at all,” he shouted back. “I can almost prove this can’t be happening.”“
Source: Contact (1985), Chapter 19 (p. 330)