„But everything had changed, and I was becoming more and more of who I really was, and less of this person I had thought I wanted to be.“
— Perry Moore Executive producer of the Narnia films and author of award-winning LGBTQ young adult novel Hero 1971 - 2011
„I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.“
— Benjamin Harrison American politician, 23rd President of the United States (in office from 1889 to 1893) 1833 - 1901
As quoted in A Call to America : Inspiring and Empowering Quotations from the 43 presidents of the United States (2002) by Bryan Curtis
„I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.“
— Spike Milligan British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor 1918 - 2002
Spike Milligan with Jeremy Taylor Live at Cambridge University. Recorded at Cambridge University on December 2, 1973, this was previously released as a double LP, and later re-issued as a 2 CD set. Milligan used variations on the Shakespear line throughout his later life.
„You have your thoughts and I have mine. This is the fact and you can't change it even if you kill me.“
— Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005
Shouted out at the end of a televised public humiliation in the People's Stadium of Shanghai, during the "Cultural Revolution" (20 June 1968), as quoted in Pioneers of Modern China : Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese (2005) by Khoon Choy Lee
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
Context: p>I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear.They would not find me changed from him they knew — Only more sure of all I thought was true.</p "Into My Own", st. 4 (1913)
— Norman Vincent Peale American writer 1898 - 1993
As quoted in Back on Track : How to Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You a Curve (1997) by Deborah Norville, p. 201
„I thought what would I give, if it could be true
If I could ever feel again the way I felt when I read you“
— Hank Green American vlogger 1980
This is not Harry Potter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZaCxfiUHs
„I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and—if you're not careful—those lead to actions. Actions make you tired. I have this on rather good authority from someone who once read it in a book.“
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
Lightsong the Bold
„I wish I could change it all. I wish I could.
But I can’t.
Now I know what it’s like to have an indelible past—one that can’t be erased and changed at will. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening. And it makes me wish I had been more careful and thoughtful.“
— David Gerrold American screenwriter and novelist 1944
„I think actors look for good material and I had heard about this script by Aaron and I read it and thought I had to come back to television. I'm here mostly because of how good the script is and how bad The Whole 10 Yards was.“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
On joining the NBC program Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – Kevin D. Thompson (September 18, 2006) "'Studio 60' Is Best Show of the Fall", Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., p. 1D.
„I remember that they had this wonderful effect for my demise [on 2020: Texas Gladiators], with my skull being cracked open by an axe. They had photos of this stunning effect made, but then decided to change it because they thought it was just too much.“
— Donald O'Brien (actor) Italian film and TV actor 1930 - 2003