„I've been living in New York for about seven years and a lot of the people that I started singing with don't sing any more, don't write any more. So the fact that I can still do that that's kind of a gift, that's what I sort of stay focused on.“

Evening Standard (24 January 2012), p. 13

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„There are "extremists" in the free software world, but that's one major reason why I don't call what I do "free software" any more. I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred.“

—  Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969

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„My immediate answer was, 'I don't have a singing butler and three maids who sing, but I will tell you what I can as an assistant professor.“

—  Peter Ladefoged British phonetician 1925 - 2006

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„I don't want to start singing about things like sex, drugs and swearing. I'm into love, and maybe I'll get more into making love when I'm older. But I want to be someone who is respected by everybody.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

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„I've got no talent. Still sing flat as a table. I'm a sort of human spaniel. People come to see what I'm like. I make them feel, I exhaust them, I destroy them.“

—  Johnnie Ray American singer, actor, songwriter and composer 1927 - 1990

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„When people hear me sing…I want them to be happy, happy, happy. I don't want them thinking about when there's not any money, or when there's fighting at home. My message is always felicidad - happiness.“

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