„About ten days later, it being the time of year when the National collected down and outs to walk on and understudy I arrived at the head office of the National Theatre in Aquinas Street in Waterloo.“

—  Tom Baker

Last update May 7, 2019. History
Tom Baker photo
Tom Baker42
English actor 1934
Edit

Related quotes

John Fante photo
Jack Kerouac photo
Alanis Morissette photo

„When [Jagged Little Pill] came out, I feel like I immediately went into survival mode to keep the 'overwhelm' that comes from being famous at bay. Ten years later, I have the luxury of time and distance to formally honor it.“

—  Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974

"Ten Years On, Alanis Unplugs Little Pill" by Melinda Newman in Billboard (4 March 2005) http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000827178

Adolf Hitler photo

„This year will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

Bernard Harcourt of the University of Chicago Law School said this is "probably a fraud and was likely never uttered" in Bernard E. Harcourt: "On gun registration, the NRA, Adolf Hitler, and Nazi gun laws: Exploding the gun culture wars", June 2004, University of Chicago Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 67, pp. 9–10.
Misattributed

Vanessa L. Williams photo
Ernesto Che Guevara photo
Shepard Smith photo

„And on that day, at that time, we as a collective being must not give in. On that day, we don’t have to change everything about our lives, we don’t have to add things that make us not a free people … if we want to have a free nation, there’s give and there’s bend. If you see something, say something, but beyond that don’t freak out when it happens. Easier said than done, isn’t it?“

—  Shepard Smith television news anchor from the United States 1964

As quoted in "After Ottawa Shootings, Shep Smith Urges Public Not To 'Give In' To Panic" https://web.archive.org/web/20141028004609/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/shepard-smith-ottawa-shooting_n_6035208.html (October 23, 2014), by Avery Stone, The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post, Inc.
2010s

Zail Singh photo

„I asked Rajiv to be frank. I had no love for office or power. I could walk out any time. I was like a sojourner in an inn.“

—  Zail Singh Indian politician and former President of India 1916 - 1994

When there were rumours that there were proposals under consideration by Rajiv Gandhi and his cronies to either send him back to Punjab as Chief Minister or Impeach him as President, in: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure."

Markus Zusak photo
Catherine the Great photo

„The Grand Duke appeared to rejoice at the arrival of my mother and myself. I was in my fifteenth year. During the first ten days he paid me much attention. Even then and in that short time, I saw and understood that he did not care much for the nation that he was destined to rule, and that he clung to Lutheranism, did not like his entourage, and was very childish.“

—  Catherine the Great Empress of Russia 1729 - 1796

Memoirs
Context: The Grand Duke appeared to rejoice at the arrival of my mother and myself. I was in my fifteenth year. During the first ten days he paid me much attention. Even then and in that short time, I saw and understood that he did not care much for the nation that he was destined to rule, and that he clung to Lutheranism, did not like his entourage, and was very childish. I remained silent and listened, and this gained me his trust. I remember him telling me that among other things, what pleased him most about me was that I was his second cousin, and that because I was related to him, he could speak to me with an open heart. Then he told me that he was in love with one of the Empress’s maids of honor, who had been dismissed from court because of the misfortune of her mother, one Madame Lopukhina, who had been exiled to Siberia, that he would have liked to marry her, but that he was resigned to marry me because his aunt desired it. I listened with a blush to these family confidences, thanking him for his ready trust, but deep in my heart I was astonished by his imprudence and lack of judgment in many matters.

Quentin Crisp photo
Henry Campbell-Bannerman photo
William Shatner photo
Mario Cuomo photo

„The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

Calling for hiring of more police
The New Republic (4 April 1985)

Jimmy Carter photo
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon photo

„A great European war under modern conditions would be a catastrophe for which previous wars afforded no precedent. In old days nations could collect only portions of their men and resources at a time and dribble them out by degrees. Under modern conditions whole nations could be mobilized at once and their whole life-blood and resources poured out in a torrent.“

—  Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon British Liberal statesman 1862 - 1933

Recalling his thoughts of July 1914 on the prospect of war with Germany.
Twenty-five Years (1925)
Context: A great European war under modern conditions would be a catastrophe for which previous wars afforded no precedent. In old days nations could collect only portions of their men and resources at a time and dribble them out by degrees. Under modern conditions whole nations could be mobilized at once and their whole life-blood and resources poured out in a torrent. Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction. The financial strain and the expenditure of wealth would be incredible. I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.

Libba Bray photo
Sarah Dessen photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Warren Ellis photo

Related topics