— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
The Story of My Life and Work, vol. I (1900), ch. XV: Cuban Education and the Chicago Peace Jubilee Address http://web.archive.org/20071031084035/www.historycooperative.org/btw/Vol.1/html/126.html
„When I have to think about it, I know the picture is wrong. And sizing is a form of thinking and coloring is too. My instinct about painting says, 'If you don’t think about it, it's right'. As soon as you have to decide and choose, it's wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets. Some people, they paint abstract, so they sit there thinking about it because their thinking makes them feel they're doing something. But my thinking never makes me feel I'm doing anything.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
„I think the reason I choose the comic approach so often is because it's harder, therefore affording me the opportunity to show off.“
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
Context: I think the reason I choose the comic approach so often is because it's harder, therefore affording me the opportunity to show off. Also, a comic vision is my natural world view, but I've grown up in spite of myself and I can pass the comic twist if it detracts from what the characters need. Yes, the life of a saint is hard.
— Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja
„I don't watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry… and miserable. I think it's awful.“
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3616037.stm (10 April 2004).
— David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006
Context: Bow to nothing, son. I make mistakes as well as any man. If you think me wrong, be so good as to damn well say so. Ch. 10
„My aunt is convinced I have a "flair for research." This is not true. If I had a flair for research, I would be doing research. Actually I'm not very smart. My grades were average. My mother and my aunt think I am smart because I am quiet and absent-minded–and because my father and grandfather were smart. They think I was meant to do research because I am not fit to do anything else–I am a genius whom ordinary professions can't satisfy.“
— Walker Percy Southern philosophical novelist 1916 - 1990
„I don't think so…. Well, let's put it this way. This month, I don't think so. It's been a long couple of months.“
— Frank Miller American writer, artist, film director 1957
Response to the question "Is There A God?" by Stephen Thompson AVClub (9 October 2002) http://www.avclub.com/content/node/24569
„You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other?“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Context: But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where are they? Let us apply a few tests. You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other? You will not let us do a single thing as if it was wrong; there is no place where you will allow it to be even called wrong! We must not call it wrong in the Free States, because it is not there, and we must not call it wrong in the Slave States because it is there; we must not call it wrong in politics because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into religion; we must not bring it into the Tract Society or the other societies, because those are such unsuitable places, and there is no single place, according to you, where this wrong thing can properly be called wrong!