„So what? I'm sorry. What do you want me to do? My name's Messiah, but I can't work miracles.“
In Brasília, on 28 April 2020, after being told by reporters that Brazil had achieved a record 474 COVID-19-related deaths in a day. 'So what?': Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/29/so-what-bolsonaro-shrugs-off-brazil-rising-coronavirus-death-toll. The Guardian (29 April 2020).
Source: City of Ashes
„I wanted to see the fucking score! What do you got to do that's so fucking important? You can't join the religious cult with me!“
— Adam Sandler American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer 1966
What The Hell Happened To Me!? (1996)
Source: The Book Thief
„If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.“
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Source: It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
„I feel so bad. My band started playing the wrong song and I didn't know what to do so I thought I'd do a hoedown. I'm sorry.“
— Ashlee Simpson American singer, actress, dancer 1984
Quoted in: Newsweek. Vol. 145, Nr. 1-13, (2005), p. xxxv
Ashlee Simpson, on her "Saturday Night Live" performance in which a voice track was miscued, revealing that she was lip-syncing, due to what she alleged later was acid reflux.
„What have I got to do to make you love me?
What have I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there?What do I do to make you want me?
What have I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
And sorry seems to be the hardest word.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Song lyrics, Blue Moves (1976)
„Me personally and professionally, I haven't been that outspoken about race and class, partly because it's in my work, but in part because I don't want to get hate mail. I'm sick of trying to talk to people. I don't think you can change people. I think people have to be forced to do the right thing, so I'm not interested in trying to change people's opinion. I can illuminate, and you can see if you like. And if you can't see it, then just go buy the next book. But I'm sorry, I'm no longer interested in trying to be nice about what is right, because that doesn't work.“
— James McBride (writer) American journalist 1957
On letting his work speak regarding race and class in “James McBride Says Fiction Writing Allows Him More Freedom” https://www.npr.org/2017/10/01/554933082/james-mcbride-says-fiction-writing-allows-him-more-freedom in NPR (2017 Oct 1)
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
To his staffers, as quoted in General of the Army : George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman (1991) by Ed Cray, p. 591
„I said I was impressed, Martha. I'm beside myself with jealousy. What do you want me to do, throw up?“
Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
„When my soul was in the lost and found,
You came along to claim it.
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it.
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for,
Cause if I make you happy I don't need to do more.“
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967), Co-written with Gerry Goffin and Jerry Wexler, first recorded by Aretha Franklin
Song lyrics, Singles
„If your not cheering for me, for what I'm doing, don't cheer for me. Don't cheer cause you think I'm cute, you know what I'm saying, screw that. Cheer for me for what I'm doing, for what I stand for, and when I go to jail you should cheer louder.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, Ed Gordon interview (1994)
„I just don't know what to do with my time
I'm so lonesome for you it's a crime
Going to the movie only makes me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
When I'm not with you
I just don't know what to do“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
„She can't let him go not telling him what she was about to do.
Kingsley… I can't do this. I'm coming with you.“
Source: The Van Alen Legacy
„[Huh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
[Ooh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do.
Give shakin' mama, I told ya
I'm in love with only you.
[Gotta] Baby do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
I Can't Turn You Loose (1965).
Source: The Warlord Wants Forever
„Do you want to talk to me? Or what do you want to do with me? Watch my eating techniques here? How I gorge the chicken? How I eat like a barracuda?“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
On his fans