A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
— Dane Cook American actor and comedian 1972
"She. Was. Terrified. She wants me to move home."
„If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did."“
Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest.
Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.
Source: The Little White Bird (1902), Ch. 14
Source: Bridget Jones's Diary
— Gallagher American comedian 1946
Mad as hell 1981
„When my mother gets a prompt 'Do you want to download this?' she's going to say yes. It's disingenuous for Microsoft to give you all of these tools [in Internet Explorer] with which to hang yourself, and when you do, then say it's your fault.“
— Bruce Schneier American computer scientist 1963
Politics and societal issues of the digital age
— Giovanni Maria Cecchi Italian poet, playwright, writer and notary 1518 - 1587
(Dice il proverbio) impara arte e virtù,
E se il bisogno vien cavala su.
Le Rappresentazioni di Tobia, Act 7., Scene IV.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 323.
Source: Vampire Academy
„Her mother called to her. She said, "Where are you going, Flora Belle?"
Flora didn't answer her. She never answered her mother when she called her Flora Belle.
Sometimes she didn't answer her mother when she called her Flora either.“
Source: Flora & Ulysses (2013), Chapter Four: A Surprisingly Helpful Cynic, p. 12
„Yeah, she was hot, all right, but I think she had the hots for you - kept saying how she saw you over at the Waterhouse last year and you were all, like, wow, amazing. It was like a menage a trois, only you weren't there, thank God.“
Source: Glass Houses
„And you speak of a fever, that burns you inside,
as you explain to your mother, how you've wanted to die.
So she kisses your fingers, and says "My darling, but why?
When there is so much more. There is so much more."“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Insound Tour Support No.12 (2000)
„The problem arises when we say, “Our religion is right; yours is wrong!” This is like saying, “My mother is good; yours is a prostitute!” Love and compassion are the very essence of all religions. What, then, is the need for us to compete?“
— Mata Amritanandamayi Hindu spiritual leader and guru 1953
May Peace & Happiness Prevail (2004)
„Could she sing? (Was it nice to hear when she did?) Was she pretty? Was she a good friend? Could she have been a loving mother? A faithful wife? Have I got a sister and does she favor me? If my mother knew me would she like me?“