„We sound like the Bay City Rollers after an assault by Black Sabbath. And, we vomit onstage better than anyone.“

As quoted in Guitar World (1992-01).
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„I like The Beatles and I like The Kinks and I like The Rolling Stones and I like Led Zeppelin and I like Black Sabbath.“

—  Rachel Trachtenburg American musician 1993

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„Black Santa Claus caused more tears than the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965

From Everybody Hates Chris second season episode, "Everybody Hates Chris"
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„We are like soldiers who fall during the assault which leads to peace.“

—  Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955

The Divinisation of Our Activities, p. 85
The Divine Milieu (1960)

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„The highest food is the vomit of bees, we know it as honey.“

—  Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111

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„But the sound of the church-going bell
These valleys and rocks never heard;
Ne'er sigh'd at the sound of a knell,
Or smiled when a Sabbath appear'd.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.“

—  John Cale Welsh composer, singer-songwriter and record producer 1942

Attributed without citation at John Cale Quotes, inspirationalstories.com, 16 November 2012 http://www.inspirationalstories.com/quotes/t/john-cale/,

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„My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.“

—  Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015

Variant: you don't need to be better than any one else you just need to be better than you used to be

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„Wagner's music is better than it sounds.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Actually by Bill Nye, possibly confused due to Nye quoting Twain in More Tramps Abroad, 1897. (See also autobiography, vol. 1, p. 288.)
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„A sound body is good; a sound mind is better; but a strong and clean character is better than either.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1900s, Address at the Prize Day Exercises at Groton School (1904)
Context: Remember that in life, and above all in the very active, practical, workaday life on this continent, the man who wins out must be the man who works. He can not play all the time. He can not have play as his principal occupation and win out. Let him play; let him have as good a time as he can have. I have a pity that is akin to contempt for the man who does not have as good a time as he can out of life. But let him work. Let him count in the world. When he comes to the end of his life let him feel he has pulled his weight and a little more. A sound body is good; a sound mind is better; but a strong and clean character is better than either.

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„"In Nigeria I'm not black…We don't do race in Nigeria. We do ethnicity a lot, but not race. My friends here don't really get it. Some of them sound like white Southerners from 1940. They say, 'Why are black people complaining about race? Racism doesn't exist!'“

—  Chi­ma­man­da Ngo­zi Adi­chie Nigerian writer 1977

It's just not a part of their existence."

On how views of race differ in Nigeria than the United States in “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘I Wanted To Claim My Own Name’” https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-novelist-ted-speaker-interview in Vogue (2015 Nov 3)

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„We are brick city. We are like bricks themselves. We are strong. We are resilient. We are enduring.“

—  Cory Booker 35th Class 2 senator for New Jersey in U.S. Congress 1969

[When Cory’s gone, https://www.economist.com/united-states/2013/08/17/when-corys-gone, The Economist, 21 August 2018, August 17, 2013]
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