„Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn's my mother, Jesus is my bestest friend.“

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„My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.“

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—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727

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Variant translations: Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my best friend is truth.
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„My friends are my "estate."“

—  Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886

Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them.
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Variant: My friends are my "estate." Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them.

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„I don't think I'll ever find anyone I'll love as much as I loved Elvis. It's pointless trying to compare him to anyone. Yes, some men I've been with have mattered to me, but Elvis was my first love, he'll be my last.“

—  Priscilla Presley actress and businesswoman from the United States and former wife of Elvis Presley 1945

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