„I don't have a method. All I do is read a lot, think a lot, and rewrite constantly. It's not a scientific thing.“
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
Source: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez
— Lytton Strachey British writer 1880 - 1932
Reported in Michael Holroyd Lytton Strachey (1967-68) Vol. 2, part 2, ch. 6.
Said on his deathbed.
„I say the word death a lot … think of it as … primal relations, opposite, so if I say death a lot, it means I'm concerned with life. It's true.“
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006)
— Krist Novoselic Croatian-American rock musician 1965
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Rolling Stone (1993-01-27).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print
„Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
interview in Playboy magazine (February 1985 http://www.playboy.co.uk/article/16311/playboy-interview-steven-jobs) <!-- alternate link : http://gizmodo.com/5694765/29+year+old-steve-jobs-extols-californias-virtues-to-playboy-magazine -->
Context: Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff. This was California. You could get LSD fresh made from Stanford. You could sleep on the beach at night with your girlfriend. California has a sense of experimentation and a sense of openness—openness to new possibilities.
„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.
„I used to think, if I could realise I'd die
Then I would be a lot nicer
Used to believe in a lot more
Now I just see straight ahead
That's not to say I don't have good times
But as for my days, I spend them waiting…“
— Jenny Lewis American actor, singer-songwriter 1976
"Science vs. Romance"
Song lyrics, Take Offs and Landings (2001)
„I don't think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.“
— Joan Bennett American actress 1910 - 1990
Flint, Peter B. (December 9, 1990). " Joan Bennett, Whose Roles Ripened From Sweet to Siren, Dies at 80 https://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/09/obituaries/joan-bennett-whose-roles-ripened-from-sweet-to-siren-dies-at-80.html". The New York Times.
„I don't care what people say about me and what they think about me. I care about my team and I care about myself. Lots of people watch hockey, and I think everybody has different thinking.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
John Vogl (December 27, 2006) "No standing ovation for Ovechkin", The Buffalo News, p. D4.
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
„Honestly, I spend very little time thinking about past events, and I certainly don't have them ranked in any way. I look back and think that I have done a lot of good work over the years, but I am much more excited about what the future holds.“
— John D. Carmack American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman 1970
When asked about the highlight of his career, Quoted in "John Carmack Interview, January 2006" http://archive.videogamesdaily.com/features/id_johncarmack_interview_jan05.asp Video Games Daily (2006-01-03)
„I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
As quoted by Christopher Hitchens in The Missionary Position http://books.google.com/books?id=PTgJIjK67rEC&pg=PA11&dq=%22I+think+it+is+very+beautiful+for+the+poor+to+accept+their+lot%22, (Verso, 1995), page 11
„Look, Sage. I don't know much about chemistry or computer hacking or photosynthery, but this is something I've got a lot of experience with." I think he mean photosynthesis, but I didn't correct him. "Use my knowledge. Don't let it go to waste.“
Source: The Indigo Spell