— Jim Carrey Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer 1962
After a stint of hyperactive gymnastic antics upon the stage.
„Secret thoughts are only half free: they fly undisturbed in the skies of the inner freedom, but they can never leave them.“
— Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni
„When one steals a flying balloon and animates it to fly over Paris, one should, ideally, have some idea how said balloon normally works.“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Source: The Runaway Queen
„… I had some suggestions [about fencing]. I thought that you could encourage surprise attacks. I thought that would be very good. I kind of liked the idea of arming one guy with a conventional sword but giving the other a pikestaff. My favourite was the idea of blindfolding one of the competitors or blindfolding them both and spinning them around a bit so they were a little bit unstable and then just pushing them towards each other. It would make each match go on a bit longer.“
— Bill Bryson American author 1951
Interview with Stanford's Newsletter (June 2001)
„How could you leave, girl?
'Cause love for us was meant to be,
Then you must be seein'
Some other guy instead of me.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Workin Day and Night
Off the Wall (1979)
„See, this CD is in stores. The only way I could get my old CD into a store is if I were to take one in and leave it. Then the guys says "Sir, you forgot this!" "No, I did not. That is for sale. Please alphabetize it."“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Mitch All Together (2003)
Source: The Keys of the Kingdom (1941), p. 90
„Mario! You are one, tiny loudmouth fairy. You're the only guy I know who takes a stepladder into a gloryhole.“
— Greg Giraldo American comedian 1965 - 2010
Joan Rivers Comedy Central Roast (2009)
„Tucker: You guys going to Milwaukee?
Guy: Yes sir, heading home after a vacation.
Tucker: Did you know there are midgets in Milwaukee?
[The man and his wife are silent and confused. ]
Tucker: HUNDREDS OF THEM!“
— Tucker Max Internet personality; blogger; author 1975
The Midget Story http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/date/the_midget_story.phtml,
„It's frustrating when some of you guys don't put too much thought into it and you're just trying to go off the fans' reaction or you don't know much about what we're doing on offense. Just realizing how ignorant some of you guys are -- and I don't mean that necessarily in a bad way. I mean, like just understanding that you may not be correct and accepting that fact and not paying attention to it much.“
— Rex Grossman American football player, quarterback 1980
Grossman retaliates at his critics.
'Ignorant' remark trails Rex http://www.suntimes.com/sports/240367,CST-SPT-bear02.article
„This conversation is bound to turn up. Two guys in a street meet each other, and one of them says, "Hey, did you hear? Phil Davis died." "Phil Davis? I just saw him yesterday." "Yeah? … Didn't help. He died anyway. Apparently, the simple act of you seeing him did not slow his cancer down. In fact, it may have made it more aggressive. You know, you could be the cause for Phil's death. How do you live with yourself?"“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
It's Bad for Ya (2008)
— Kid Cudi American rapper, singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor from Ohio 1984
„You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.“
— James Mattis 26th and current United States Secretary of Defense; United States Marine Corps general 1950
Panel discussion in San Diego, California (1 February 2005) as quoted in "General: It's 'fun to shoot some people'" CNN (4 February 2005) http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/general.shoot/(For a more contextualized explanation of General Mattis' remarks, see this essay by one of the Marines who served under Mattis: "Breaking the Warrior Code" The American Spectator (February 11, 2005) by John R. Guardiano https://spectator.org/48978_breaking-warrior-code/