„And I wonder if there is really any point to what I'm doing, or what I'm supposed to make of a world where a man can get rich playing "let's pretend“

—  Stephen King, book The Body

Source: The Body

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„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.

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„I'm playing a cat burglar. I've made it. This is the high point of my career. I'm really chuffed.“

—  Sam Neill Irish-born New Zealand actor 1947

Entertainment Weekly; 23 July 1993, Referring to his role on The Simpsons

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„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.

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„Do let's pretend that I'm a hungry hyena, and you're a bone!“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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„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).

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„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
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„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

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„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.

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