„I really do fear that I'm dying
I really do fear that I'm dead
I saw it in your eyes what I'm looking for
I saw it in your eyes what will make me live.“
— Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973
The Tower of Learning
Song lyrics, Poses (2001)
„That's why I'm going to Katmandu,
Up to the mountains where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
That's what I'm gonna do.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, Beautiful Loser (1975)
„I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. And I'm going to figure out what that is.“
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„What I'm really doing is I'm trying to preserve the right for a programmer to think while he's typing. If you feel that it’s not going well, you can stop and say 'What did I get wrong? Let me correct it.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
Geek Noise (2004)
„The point came when people were doing things I didn't feel competent to do myself. I'm not being modest, I honestly get lost. I was lucky in spotting what I did when I did, but there comes a point where you realise what you're doing is not going to be much good.“
— Peter Higgs British physicist 1929
Explaining how he came to follow the race for the discovery of the Higgs boson from the sidelines, as quoted by Ian Sample, in The god of small things, The Guardian, Saturday 17 November 2007.
— Sam Neill Irish-born New Zealand actor 1947
Entertainment Weekly; 23 July 1993, Referring to his role on The Simpsons
„I'm really very happy if people can connect at all to anything I do. I don't really mind if people mishear lyrics or misunderstand what the story is. I think that's what you have to let go of when you send it out in the world.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
As quoted in "Kate Bush Speaks" by Owen Myers in Fader (23 November 2016)
Context: I'm really very happy if people can connect at all to anything I do. I don't really mind if people mishear lyrics or misunderstand what the story is. I think that's what you have to let go of when you send it out in the world. I'm sure with a lot of paintings, people don't understand what the painter originally meant, and I don't really think that matters. I just think if you feel something, that's really the ideal goal. If that happens, then I'm really happy.
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„You're damn right I'm in it to make money. This is prizefighting, I'm in it to get rich; fast. And then I'm in it to get out… I'm in the business of securing my own future, my family's future, and that's it. That's what I'm in it for. The fight game doesn't last long, competitive fighting doesn't last long. Learning martial arts, and training, is for life because that's medication to me so I will do that forever. But, as far as the fight game, I'm in it to get all the money, all the belts, and then I'm gone.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
Setanta Sports interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaZQw3Dh0K0 (September 2014)
„All my life to pretend this world of theirs is mine
And to know such pretending is disgraceful.
But what can I do? Suppose I suddenly screamed
And started to prophesy. No one would hear me.
Their screens and microphones are not for that.“
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
„I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?“
— Anne Bancroft American actress 1931 - 2005
Interview on her role in the Broadway play "Two for the Seesaw". The New York Times (1958).
„I think sometimes that people assume because I'm on television I'm an expert, but I think the whole point of what I do is that I'm not and I don't have any training. My approach isn't about a fancy ingredient or style. I cook what I love to eat.“
— Nigella Lawson British food writer, journalist and broadcaster 1960
As quoted in "British sensation Lawson says cooking should be about fun, family" by Beth Cooney in Oakland Tribune (4 June 2003)
„That's what gets me through the day. Knowing that I could do it. That I'm strong enough to do it and I can get it done.“
Source: It's Kind of a Funny Story
„I'm a millionaire, I'm a multi-millionaire, I'm filthy rich. You know why I'm a multi-millionaire? 'Cause multi-millions like what I do. That's pretty good, isn't it? There's millions that believe in what I do. Pretty cool, huh?“
— Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
Responding to criticism over his purchase of a million-dollar home, as quoted in the Arcata Eye (3 March 2002); and in "Moore Lies, Moore Fun at Stanford" by Joe Fairbanks in the Stanford Review (17 April 2002) http://www.stanfordreview.org/Archive/Volume_XXVIII/Issue_4/Opinion/opinion2.shtml
„I'm sorry, remind me again, what is the point of encouraging little girls to dream big if any career puts them in the path of boob honkers? There's not a workplace on land or sea or even at the bottom of a big, deep hole in the ground where we're actually keeping women safe. Right now I'm actually picturing some guy saying, oh, what am I supposed to do, stop asking women out at work because it makes them uncomfortable? Yes.“
— Samantha Bee Canadian comedic actress and author 1969
Full Frontal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDfpGdk3HgQ, February 22, 2016; as quoted in "Samantha Bee On 'Full Frontal,' Feminism And The Freedom Of Her 40s" https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=473371862, NPR, April 7, 2016
„If I'm playing the crgiostvnptttttttttttttttttt[ peacemaker, you can imagine what was going on out there.“
— Virat Kohli Indian cricket player 1988
Kohli on the conflicts during the Adelaide Test vfdigjvdigjgddvgjpiejscdpg, ,g,vg ,, gdt,,j dtgjgainst Australia during India v/s Australia 4 match test series in 2011-12, quoted on Maketimeforsports, "Virat Kohli: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t" http://maketimeforsports.com/2014/12/15/virat-kohli-what-he-said-really-meant-and-definitely-didnt-3/, December 15, 2014.