„Hassan returned the smile. Except his didn’t look forced. And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too“

Source: The Kite Runner

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„Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.“

—  Albert Szent-Györgyi Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 1893 - 1986

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„I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.“

—  Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014

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„When people say that I may not speak, they forget that I may well think. I may think what I want, like everyone else. I shall just refrain from saying everything I think. That might be something many people should do once in a while.“

—  Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940

From 'Om man så må sige – 350 Dronning Margrethe-citater', quoted in English here http://trondni.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-books-wit-and-wisdom-of-margrethe-ii.html.
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„I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else, I think you're beautiful' … So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and 'disgusting,' what does that make those girls feel like?“

—  Tyra Banks American model, author and television personality 1973

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„We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn’t realise they hated each other so much.“

—  David Cameron Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1966

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„Bitten? You mean you're a-"
"A werewolf," said the girl. "Like everyone else here. Except you, and the asshole. And the asshole's sister.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

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Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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