„I have a simple, childlike view of life, and I want to keep it. That’s why I never got into that Beverly Hills world. So many pretentious people. They just aren’t real.“

Oprah’s Interview with Tina Turner http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprahs-Interview-with-Tina-Turner/10, 2005, page 10

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singer, dancer, actress, and author 1939

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„People aren’t used to poetry that’s so easy and simple.“

—  Rupi Kaur Canadian poet 1992

On her work in “ The young ‘Instapoet’ Rupi Kaur: from social media star to bestselling writer” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/27/rupi-kaur-i-dont-fit-age-race-class-of-bestselling-poet-milk-and-honey in The Guardian (2017 May 27)

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„I can understand why people would want to stay on the road because you create your own bubble. You almost don’t live in the real world. Just to have the things that are with you is fine.“

—  Kylie Minogue Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress 1968

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„My whole life I have suffered from poverty and have faced many disappointments and pain, like a man is used to. That is why I want to make other people happy and want them to feel at home.“

—  Jim Jones founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple 1931 - 1978

(1978). Translated back from Dutch to English, indirectly sourced, Messiahs: The vision and prophecies for the Second coming by John Hogue

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„A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.“

—  Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954

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„Obviously, being on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills brought more awareness to Erika Jayne and brought her out of the clubs and into people’s living rooms. I’m very thankful for that. I have nothing but great things to say about my experience.“

—  Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969

Erika Jayne interview to Yahoo https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/erika-jayne-wants-people-to-forget-their-005915255.html?guccounter=1 (2016)

„I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos. I have a very pretentious idea that I want to make life, I want to make sense out of it. The fact that I am doomed to failure — that doesn't deter me in the least.“

—  Grace Hartigan American artist 1922 - 2008

As quoted in Contemporary Artists: A-K (2002) by Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, p. 680
Context: I feel that we are living a very fragmented life; the whole world — you too. So I perceive the world in fragments. It is somewhat like being on a very fast train and getting glimpses of things in strange scales as you pass by. A person can be very, very tiny. And a billboard can make a person very large. You see the corner of a house or you see a bird fly by, and it's all fragmented. Somehow, in painting I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos. I have a very pretentious idea that I want to make life, I want to make sense out of it. The fact that I am doomed to failure — that doesn't deter me in the least.

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„In another life, I would be your girl.
We'd keep all our promises,
Be us against the world.
In another life, I would make you stay,
So I don't have to say you were
The one that got away,
The one that got away.“

—  Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress 1984

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„I was just a young lawyer thinking, What am I doing with my life? What am I doing with my career? As I watched [Hillary Clinton] on that stage I thought, Why aren’t I there? It was so poignant for me. And that’s what made me figure out how to get involved in politics.“

—  Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator from New York 1966

Describing Hillary Clinton's influence on Gillibrand's entering politics
[The Reintroduction of Kirsten Gillibrand, Rodrick, Stephen, New York Magazine, New York Media Holdings, 2009-06-07, 2011-02-04, http://nymag.com/news/politics/57197/]

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„I wonder how many people I have looked at all my life and never really seen.“

—  John Steinbeck, book East of Eden

Variant: I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.
Source: East of Eden

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„I want to say this to the television audience. I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

I've earned everything I've got.
Televised press conference with 400 Associated Press Managing Editors at Walt Disney World, Florida. (17 November 1973)
Often transcribed as "I am not a crook."
'I Am Not A Crook': How A Phrase Got A Life Of Its Own http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=245830047, on National Public Radio
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