„A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.“

television address (4 March 1987)
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„Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.“

—  Dan Brown, book Angels & Demons

Variant: Science tells me God must exist.
My mind tells me I'll never understand God.
My heart tells me I'm not meant to.

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„I've come up through the ranks of this parliamentary party and let me tell you the principles that have guided me on that journey since my first election 25 years ago: Loyalty to the party, service to our country and a determination to always do my best for the people. They are principles that still guide me.“

—  Brian Cowen Irish politician 1960

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„Who's Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that's my right as an American.“

—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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„I told my doctor I broke my arm in two places. He told me to keep out of those places.“

—  Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004

Variant: I told my doctor I broke my arm in two places. He told me to keep out of those places.
Source: It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004), p. 8

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„Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.“

—  Nisargadatta Maharaj, book I Am That

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Variant: Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.
Source: I Am That
Context: "I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says 'I am everything'. Wisdom says "I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both."

„I also believe in the value of excellence and bringing your best self. My father used to tell me if you’re going to do something, be the best at it.“

—  Nina Vaca businessperson

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„All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident.“

—  Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981

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„My voice tells me: “That’s how it all is.” And the echo of my voice tells me: “That’s how you are.”“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Mi voz me dice: “Así es todo”.
Y el eco de mi voz me dice: “Así eres tú”.
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„It's all my head, I know
Or so they tell me so.“

—  Josh Homme American musician 1973

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„I don't say so, but my spade tells me so.“

—  B. B. Lal Indian archaeologist 1921

B.B. Lal's reply to his critics (traditional Hindus). As related and quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2012). The argumentative Hindu. New Delhi : Aditya Prakashan. Chapter: Ayodhya’s three history debates.

In the 1970s, Prof. B.B. Lal's excavation campaign “Archaeology of the Ramayana sites” [Lal 2008:15-28] found a common material culture at Ayodhya, Chitrakuta and other Ramayana sites all datable to a common period. It earned him the wrath of an audience of traditional Hindu godmen, who tend to place the Ramayana events at a far greater time-depth.

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„Did not Troyon tell me to enter the studio of Couture [in Paris]? It is needless to tell you how decided was my refusal to do so. I admit even that it cooled me, temporarily at least, in my esteem and admiration of Troyon.... and [I] after all, connected myself only with artists who were seeking.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

Quote from an interview with Thiebault-Sisson, 1900; as cited in Monet and His Muse: Camille Monet in the Artist's Life, Mary Mathews Gedo; University of Chicago Press, Sept. 2010, p. 10
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