— 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
„I suspect our human "thinking processes" often "break down," but you rarely notice anything's wrong, because your systems so quickly switch you to think in different ways, while the systems that failed are repaired or replaced.“
The Emotion Machine (2006)
„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
— Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja
Source: Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja
„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
Starting from Scratch (1989)
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.
„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).
„If somebody else thinks something that you don't believe in, just think they're wrong and you're right and keep going. That's pretty much the way I always think.“
— Donna Strickland Canadian physicist, 2018 Nobel prize winner 1959
In [Casey, Liam, 'We are marching forward': Canadian scientist becomes third woman to win Nobel Prize in physics, https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/we-are-marching-forward-canadian-scientist-becomes-third-woman-to-win-nobel-prize-in-physics-1.4117566, 5 October 2018, CTV News Toronto, October 2, 2018]
„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
1860s, Allow the humblest man an equal chance (1860)
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!
„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.“
The Moviegoer (1961)
„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
„I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.“
Source: A Home at the End of the World
„I wonder: If you think of someone you love, do you become a little more like them? I would like to think so.“
— Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road
Source: My Life on the Road
„I want to be first. I know that’s selfish, and maybe unattainable, and maybe shallow. But I just want to come first with someone. If that’s wrong of me, so be it. I’ll be wrong. But that’s the way I feel.” (Sookie Stackhouse)“
Source: From Dead to Worse
„Funny the way it is, if you think about it.
Somebody's going hungry, someone else is eating out.
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong.
Somebody's heart is broken, it becomes your favorite song.“
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
Funny the Way It Is
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2009)
„There's a right way of doing things and a wrong way. If you've made up your mind to be different from everybody else, I don't suppose I can stop you, but I really don't think it's very considerate.“
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
„I think my target was not so much evil, but benign stupidity people doing stupid things without realising or, instead, thinking they were doing good.“
— Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
Quotes from interviews, Sydney Morning Herald interview (2003)
Context: You can make fun with Saddam Hussein jokes … but you can't make fun of, say, the concentration camps. I think my target was not so much evil, but benign stupidity people doing stupid things without realising or, instead, thinking they were doing good.
„Anybody help me out here, because I don't remember the figures, but my recollection is over 10,000 innocent people were killed in Gaza. Does that sound right? I don't have it in my number… but I think it's over 10,000. My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled. Hospitals, I think, were bombed. So yeah, I do believe and I don't think I'm alone in believing that Israel's force was more indiscriminate than it should have been.“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
As quoted in "Massively inflating toll, Sanders suggests Israel killed ‘over 10,000 innocents’ in Gaza" http://www.timesofisrael.com/massively-inflating-death-toll-sanders-says-israel-killed-over-10000-innocents-in-gaza/ by Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel (5 April 2016)
"Sanders' estimate far exceeds even Palestinian sources, which estimate that 1,462 Palestinians were killed out of the 2,251 Gaza War fatalities in 2014. Israeli figures are lower." Ariel Cohen, "Sanders: Israel 'indiscriminately' killed '10,000' Palestinians" http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sanders-israel-indiscriminately-killed-10000-palestinians/article/2587752 Washington Examiner (5 April 2016)