— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„You're all geniuses and you're all beautiful. You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace. Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you'll get it as soon as you like.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Statement to the press in July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band's single "Give Peace a Chance", as quoted in The Beatles: An Oral History by David Pritchard and Alan Lysaght (1998) New York: Hyperion. ISBN: 0786864362. OCLC: 39093547. p. 285.
Context: It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace. Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together. You're all geniuses and you're all beautiful. You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace. Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you'll get it as soon as you like. Okay?
„Dances are generally more fun to think about and get ready for than they actually are when you get there.“
— E. Lockhart American writer of novels as E. Lockhart (mainly for teenage girls) and of picture books under real name Emily Jenkins 1967
Source: The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
„No, I'm not a feminist… I think they've become too strident. I think they have done great damage to the cause of women by making us out to be something we are not. Each person is different. Each has their own talents and abilities, and these are the things you want to draw and bring out. You don't say: “I must get on because I'm a woman, or that I must get on because I'm a man”. You should say that you should get on because you have the combination of talents which are right for the job. The moment you exaggerate the question, you defeat your case.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Interview for Hornsey Journal (21 April 1978) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=103662
Leader of the Opposition
„This is what happens when you get old. You start thinking. Worse, you start telling everybody what you think.“
Source: Soldiers Live (2000), Chapter 10, “An Abode of Ravens: Recovery” (p. 397)
„Please note: if you think the above is offensive, it is of course a joke and you did not get it. If you do not find it offensive, it is of course not a joke, and you did not get it. This is not a joke. Get it?“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Re: Preventing a class from being instantiated http://www.xach.com/naggum/articles/[email protected] (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
When asked in an interview http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12685.html how many houses he and Mrs. McCain owned, 20 August 2008
„But hardly anybody ever finds out that their actions really, actually, hurt other people! People don’t get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don’t stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.“
„I think that a lot of people don't get it and a lot of people don't know what to make of me. And, you know what? I'm OK with that.“
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
Context: I have found that my work has to be both deep and shallow … All of my songs have meaning, all of my clothing has iconography buried into it. But by the same token, it's just as special if you look at it in its shallowest form. A quick moment of melody, a beautiful dress. People think, "Gaga's so sweet", or "Gaga sucks". The point is that it's memorable. For commercial art to be taken seriously as fine art is a very unusual and difficult task. I think that a lot of people don't get it and a lot of people don't know what to make of me. And, you know what? I'm OK with that.
„Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
„The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don't be too thin! When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by 5 or 10 years. I don't think of getting older as looking better or worse; it's just different. You change, and that's OK. Life is about change. I don't have anxiety about it, so I'm not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don't think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with aging, so I think it's OK that I get wrinkles.“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
From Self Magazine, December 2010
„Sex and murder are the same. Well, you say the same after both don't you? "Damn I got to get the hell out of here!"“
— Dave Attell comedian 1965
"What was I thinking!"