— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
„On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they'd be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any white-light religion.“
„God put us here on this carnival ride, we close our eyes never knowing where it will take us next.“
— Carrie Underwood American country music singer 1983
From the booklet of Carnival Ride.
„I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.“
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
„If the remonstrance had been rejected I would have sold all I had the next morning and never have seen England more, and I know there are many other modest men of the same resolution.“
— Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658
On the passing of the revolutionary Grand Remonstrance of November 1641 listing Parliament's grievances against King Charles I, as quoted in A History of the Rebellion (first published 1702 – 1704) by Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1609 - 1674)
„I knew that the stories of the two murders would immediately grab the glands of millions of American white men, prejudicing them in ways they would never admit publicly.... (It) would enliven the insecurities of millions of white male psyches. The old college girl's chant, “Once you go black you never go back!”“
— Carl Rowan American journalist 1925 - 2000
Quoington Star article entitled "Has President Nixon Gone Crazy?", "The Coming Race War in America: A Wake-up Call" (1996), surely would take on feverish new meaning.
„As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„You have got to purge the army at the top. It will have to be a drastic purge, because the spirit of the British Army has to be regained. We have in this country five or six generals, members of other nations, Czechs, Poles, and French, all of them trained in the use of German weapons and German technique…I know it is hurtful to our pride, but would it not be possible to put some of these men temporarily in charge of our men in the field?“
— Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960
1940s, Hansard, House of Commons 5th series, vol. 381, col. 540. Speech in the House of Commons, 2 July 1942.
„I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
"Why Cartoons Are Forever", Los Angeles Times (3 December 1989)
„It was just noon that Saturday morning when the sheriff reached the jail with Lucas Beauchamp though the whole town (the whole county for that matter) had known since the night before that Lucas had killed a white man.“
— William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962
Intruder in the Dust (1948), The opening sentence of the novel, Ch. 1
„Can any colored man, or any white man friendly to the freedom of all men, ever forget the night which followed the first day of January 1863, when the world was to see if Abraham Lincoln would prove to be as good as his word? I shall never forget that memorable night“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
1870s, Oratory in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876), Context: Can any colored man, or any white man friendly to the freedom of all men, ever forget the night which followed the first day of January 1863, when the world was to see if Abraham Lincoln would prove to be as good as his word? I shall never forget that memorable night, when in a distant city I waited and watched at a public meeting, with three thousand others not less anxious than myself, for the word of deliverance which we have heard read today. Nor shall I ever forget the outburst of joy and thanksgiving that rent the air when the lightning brought to us the emancipation proclamation. In that happy hour we forgot all delay, and forgot all tardiness, forgot that the President had bribed the rebels to lay down their arms by a promise to withhold the bolt which would smite the slave-system with destruction; and we were thenceforward willing to allow the President all the latitude of time, phraseology, and every honorable device that statesmanship might require for the achievement of a great and beneficent measure of liberty and progress.
„I had flings with married men or men with girlfriends, with men who had children, sometimes as old as I was. They went to church on Sunday, drank beer, and eyed the teenage girls in gym shorts. They appreciated a good woman-on-woman porno. They showed me photographs of their fiancées and sent me wedding invitations.“
— Rigoberto González American writer 1970
Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa (2006)