„It is part of my duty as a decent member of my local hamlet to mow the grass in front of the church. It's a pleasant little task and mowing is a favorite activity of mine; it gives me a lot of pleasure to make the churchyard look tidy. I sometimes pause at the grave of someone or other and speculate what he might have been like when he was alive, but gravestones don't tell much.“

—  Tom Baker

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„And now my cross is all supported, —
Part on my Lord, and part on me;
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—  Anna Bartlett Warner American hymnwriter 1827 - 1915

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„I don't like my legs. … A good pair of legs on someone else always makes me jealous. I don't have any tits so I can't show cleavage. The only part I really like is my stomach.“

—  Keira Knightley British actress 1985

Variant: I hate my body. I like so many other people's bodies. I like legs — a good pair of legs on someone else always makes me jealous.
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„My activism is a part of me. If my art has anything to do with me, then my activism is part of my art.“

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Context: They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. I knew it was the Grandfathers in the Flaming Rainbow Tepee who had cured me; but I felt afraid to say so. My father gave Whirlwind Chaser the best horse he had for making me well, and many people came to look at me, and there was much talk about the great power of Whirlwind Chaser who had made me well all at once when I was almost the same as dead.
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