„I sincerely believe revolution to be the source of legal right; but the nocturnal armed assault of March 10 could never be considered a revolution.“
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
ibid, p 92
History Will Absolve Me (October 16th, 1953)
„I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, 'I'll arrange a marriage for you at 18,' but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to and encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president.“
— Indra Nooyi Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive 1955
— T-Pain American rapper and record producer from Florida 1984
Can't Believe It
Song lyrics, Thr33 Ringz (2008)
„I poured on a rainstorm of fire and brimstone as hot as I could, and you know something of what that is. I believe that I never said anything more savage in the pulpit or on the stump.“
— Owen Lovejoy American politician 1811 - 1864
Letter to Eunice Lovejoy https://books.google.com/books?id=qMEv8DNXVbIC&pg=PA192#v=onepage&q&f=false
„One could not always put safety up front as the prime goal. Do that, and who would ever achieve anything of note?“
— Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935
Source: Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, Chindi (2002), Chapter 14 (p. 191)
„If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
There is no record of Trump ever saying this; sometimes "People magazine, 1998" is incorrectly given as the "source" of this quotation — snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/1998-trump-people-quote/; truthorfiction.com https://www.truthorfiction.com/donald-trump-said-republicans-are-the-dumbest-group-of-voters/
„Coming up close
Everything sounds like welcome home.
Come home and oh, by the way,
Don't you know that I could make a dream that's barely half-awake come true?
I wanted to say — but anything I could have said I felt somehow that you already knew.“
— Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
"Coming up Close"
Song lyrics, Welcome Home (1986)
Blood Meridian (1985)
Source: The Importance of Being Earnest
„I don’t believe in God,” said the captain. “I wouldn’t care to believe in anyone who could make such a stinking lousy species as the one you belong to.“
continuity (10) “Due Process”
Stand on Zanzibar (1968)
„Could this have just happened?... I can’t believe that … Some Power put all this into orbit and keeps it there.“
— John Glenn American astronaut and politician 1921 - 2016
Exclaimed regarding the order in the universe. Cited in Awake! magazine (June 22, 1999).
„If I could put it simply, I would say that I believe there's a force of love and logic in the world, a force of love and logic behind the universe.“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Rolling Stone interview (2005)
Context: If I could put it simply, I would say that I believe there's a force of love and logic in the world, a force of love and logic behind the universe. And I believe in the poetic genius of a creator who would choose to express such unfathomable power as a child born in "straw poverty"; i. e., the story of Christ makes sense to me. … As an artist, I see the poetry of it. It's so brilliant. That this scale of creation, and the unfathomable universe, should describe itself in such vulnerability, as a child. That is mind-blowing to me. I guess that would make me a Christian. Although I don't use the label, because it is so very hard to live up to. I feel like I'm the worst example of it, so I just kinda keep my mouth shut. … I try to take time out of every day, in prayer and meditation. I feel as at home in a Catholic cathedral as in a revival tent. I also have enormous respect for my friends who are atheists, most of whom are, and the courage it takes not to believe.
„In Prague, big red posters were put up on which one could read that seven Czechs had been shot today. I said to myself, 'If I had to put up a poster for every seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper.“
— Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946
Hans Frank in a 1940 interview, published in the Völkischer Beobachter on 6 June 1940
„In the past, it was easier to believe in my own effectiveness. If I worked hard, with good colleagues and good ideas, we could make a difference. But now, I sincerely doubt that.“
— Margaret J. Wheatley American writer 1941
Source: Finding Our Way: Leadership For an Uncertain Time (2005), p. 327
— Gordon Brown British Labour Party politician 1951
Melissa Kite, "Revealed: Brown's furious response to Blair after PM reneged on his promises to quit last year", Sunday Telegraph, 9 January 2005, p. 1.
According to Brown's biographer Robert Peston, Brown made this remark to Tony Blair in October 2004 when Blair announced his intention to fight for a third term of government, after telling Brown he intended to stand down.
„I believed that anything was possible, or at least because I didn't put together everyone else's "facts" and believe that winning was impossible.“
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954