— Richard Serra American sculptor 1939
Charlie Rose interview (2001)
„Don't tell me I haven't been good to you.
Don't tell me I have never been there for you.
Don't tell me why
Nothing is good enough.“
— Sarah McLachlan Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 1968
Song lyrics, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
— B. B. Lal Indian archaeologist 1921
B.B. Lal's reply to his critics (traditional Hindus). As related and quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2012). The argumentative Hindu. New Delhi : Aditya Prakashan. Chapter: Ayodhya’s three history debates.
In the 1970s, Prof. B.B. Lal's excavation campaign “Archaeology of the Ramayana sites” [Lal 2008:15-28] found a common material culture at Ayodhya, Chitrakuta and other Ramayana sites all datable to a common period. It earned him the wrath of an audience of traditional Hindu godmen, who tend to place the Ramayana events at a far greater time-depth.
„Don't tell me how to write my novel. Don't tell me you've got a better ending for it. I have no time for that.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996)
„Will you understand what I'm going to tell you? … No, you're not going to be able to understand it. … That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.“
Source: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 9
„And don't tell me there isn't one bit of difference between null and space, because that's exactly how much difference there is.“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1990
„I don't care about my company. … Because it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters to me is running our country.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, November, New York Times Interview (November 23, 2016)
— TotalBiscuit British game commentator 1984 - 2018
WTF Is…? series, Guise of the Wolf (January 26, 2014), Research stream
Ne me regardez plus comme ça, parce que vous allez vous user les yeux.
La Bête Humaine, Ch. 5 http://books.google.com/books?id=mqRKAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Ne+me+regardez+plus+comme+%C3%A7a+parce+que+vous+allez+vous+user+les+yeux%22&pg=PA158#v=onepage, (1890).
Source: La Bête humaine
„D. I. Y., D. I. Y., D. I. Y., D. I. Y.
Don't tell me what I will do, 'cos I won't.
Don't tell me to believe in you, 'cos I don't.
Be on your guard, better hostile and hard, don't risk affection;
Like flesh to the bone in the no-go zone,
You're still looking for the Resurrection.
Come up to me with your "What did you say?"“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
And I'll tell you, straight in the eye:
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
„I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright.
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.
Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, 52nd Street (1978)
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
The Distinguished Annie Clark Tanner Lecture, 16th-annual Families Alive Conference, Weber State University, May 8, 1997 - Full text online at weber.edu http://departments.weber.edu/chfam/familiesalive/angelouspeech.html3
Context: I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me "I love you." … There is an African saying which is: "Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."
„[about solar energy] If you ask your congressman why, he'll say "Because it's hard. It's really hard. Makes me want to go poopie." You know why we don't have solar energy? It's because the sun goes away each day, and it doesn't tell us where it's going!“
— Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948
Red, White, and Screwed (2006)