Source: Invisible Monsters
„Make no mistake: I didn’t create the scene, I just witnessed and transcribed it.“
"Changing the Channel" (11 June 2010) http://www.jmdematteis.com/2010/06/changing-channel.html
Context: We’re not really the authors of our work: we’re channels, tuning into another frequency, another dimension, and bringing that information down into the physical world, where — using the tools, the talents and perspectives that are uniquely ours — we transcribe and embellish that information, transforming it into that wonderful creature called a Story.
In the end, it doesn’t matter whether the transmission is instant or unfolds slowly, it’s the opening up that’s so magical. That moment of realizing that you’re connected to something so much bigger than yourself. I remember, years ago, when I was just beginning work on Moonshadow, standing in the shower — mouth open, eyes glazed, still as a statue — watching the ending of the series play out on the movie screen of my psyche. Make no mistake: I didn’t create the scene, I just witnessed and transcribed it.
„I just can’t believe anyone would start a band just to make the scene and be cool and have chicks. I just can’t believe it.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Option (1992-01-02).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print
„I didn’t create poverty. This church didn’t create poverty. Poverty is not an issue, human suffering is not an issue at all, they were there before the creation of mankind.“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
Reported in the East African Standard January 2004, now only available online here http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/000985.html.
„I made the mistake that I wanted to manipulate the truth and make the world just a little more beautiful than it is.“
— Diederik Stapel Dutch social psychologist 1966
Stapel's own statement in De Volkskrant on 31 October 2011.
Original: (nl) Ik heb de fout gemaakt dat ik de waarheid naar mijn hand heb willen zetten en de wereld net iets mooier wilde maken dan hij is.
— Grace Hartigan American artist 1922 - 2008
As quoted in "Grace Hartigan, 86, Abstract Painter, Dies" in The New York Times (18 November 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/arts/design/18hartigan.html?_r=2
„I nodded. This was something that I really liked a lot about my mother and father. They were always thinking ahead so we didn’t make the same mistake twice.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
Burro Genius: A Memoir (2004)
„I realized that it was not that I didn’t want to go on without him. I did. It was just that I didn’t know why I wanted to go on“
— Kay Redfield Jamison American bipolar disorder researcher 1946
Source: Nothing Was the Same
„A lot of people pass through the thinking I'm a guru and take enough trips to understand that no, I was just a witness. I was just a witness.“
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000
Tripzine.com interview with McKenna http://www.tripzine.com/listing.php?smlid=129
— James Carville political writer, consultant and United States Marine 1944
In a speech to LSU students at the Manship School of Communications' Holliday Forum on January 27, 2006.
„The scene I had just witnessed brought back a lot of memories — not of things I have done but of things I have failed to do, wasted hours and frustrated moments and opportunities forever lost because time had eaten so much of my life and I would never get it back.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
1990s, The Rum Diary (1998)
„I’d like to believe that in the two weeks that I was inside, I conducted myself with dignity. And I wouldn’t be remembered as a contestant who created a scene for TRPs.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987
On her Bigg Boss-8 stint http://gulfnews.com/life-style/celebrity/desi-news/bollywood/after-bigg-boss-8-sukirti-kandpal-looks-for-work-1.1395192/
„Some people say I make mistakes, I just say that in fact this is the secret of enjoying life. I hate monotony. Why don’t they leave me freedom of choice? People want to impose choices which aren’t necessarily mine. That’s the mistake people make.“
— Bode Miller American alpine ski racer 1977
Interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, 16 Feb. 2006 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11385083/
„I know I should just leave. Just go. Because there's a point where a mistake turns into a big mistake, and I should probably come to my senses before I get there.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Source: Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
„I just witnessed an old woman wearing joker make-up and jamming hard to music as she drove her convertible. Yes, I just saw my future.“
— Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990
Personal Quotes 2009–2012
Source: https://twitter.com/chriscolfer, Chris Colfer's personal twitter account.
„How can I make him understand that he did not create me?
He makes the same mistake as the others when they look at a feeble-minded person and laugh because they don't understand there are human feelings involved.“
Source: Flowers for Algernon
— Jean Kerr Irish-American author and playwright 1922 - 2003
"I was a Sand Crab" http://books.google.com/books?id=teAQAAAAMAAJ&q=%22I+make+mistakes+I'll+be+the+second+to+admit+it%22&pg=PA17#v=onepage
The Snake Has All the Lines (1960)