„I don't like it, but my hands are tied. I just want you to know this: if I ever get the chance to betray you, I will. If the opportunity arises to pay you back, I'll take it. You'll never be able to trust me.“
Fonte: A Living Nightmare
„I'm known as a survivor now, I hope so, for the jail thing, bullets and everything, controversies and everything, I hope so. And I want to be in the future known as somebody. You know I want people to be talking about me like you know: "remember when he was real bad, remember when Tupac was real bad". You know what I mean, they do that about a lot of actors now, like John Travolta I read stories like "remember you were wild". And all these other people, and now they're like sweet hearts. We all should get that chance, I just want my chance.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, MTV interview with Tabitha Soren (1995)
„That's what I like about the World Series. It gives me a chance to talk with lots of writers, a chance for them to understand me better than in the past. When Roberto Clemente is mentioned, he is always mentioned with injuries. They say I'm moody, selfish, temperamental. That's not the real me. I was born with a serious face. If you know my life, if you know me well by taking the time to learn to know me, then you'll understand me. Most places I go, people say "smile." I don't like that. I don't believe in being a hypocrite. If the occasion is for smiling, I will be smiling. I'm a very happy person.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "Clemente Says He is Very Happy" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=42oeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QckEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1983%2C4221206 by the Associated Press, in The Daytona Beach Morning Journal (October 16, 1971), p. 1-C
Other, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>
„I make no excuses. It is what is it. I came up short. I took a chance, it didn't pay off. I'll be back.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
"UFC 196 post-event press conference" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfu31-vEwgo (March 2016), Ultimate Fighting Championship, Zuffa, LLC
„You know I need a dream
Like I need my breath
We need to take the life
Before we get the death
You know I need your love
Like I need the light
Yes I need the chance
Can it be tonight?“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Short Stories (1974)
„I never said you had to offer me a second chance.
I never said I was a victim of circumstance.
I still belong, don't get me wrong.
And you can speak your mind
But not on my time.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, 52nd Street (1978)
„If I don't get a chance to play with my son in the morning, I feel like I missed something that I'll never get back. It's such a joy to wake up and be in the mindset of a five-year-old before transitioning into the role of "executive."“
— Biz Stone American blogger; co-founder of Twitter 1974
"The co-founder of Twitter plays with his son for an hour every morning—here's why" https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/22/twitter-co-founder-biz-stone-starts-each-morning-playing-with-his-son.html, in CNBC.com (22 May 2018).
„I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
„You’re a damn fool, boy. I want you to know that now, in case I don’t get a chance to tell you later.“
— Stephen Baxter, livro Flux
Fonte: Flux (novel) (1993), Chapter 27 (p. 554)
„I see you around sometimes and my heart just melts.
You're looking like if you had your wish, you'd be somewhere else.
And it just breaks my heart to see you here this way.
Someday I'll get the nerve to walk up to you and say
This is the last worthless evening that you'll have to spend.
Just gimme a chance to show you how to love again.“
— Don Henley American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer 1947
"The Last Worthless Evening" (co-written with John Corey and Stan Lynch)
Song lyrics, The End of the Innocence (1989)
„I think the best thing is being able to play golf competitively for a living. Ever since I was a little boy, that's something I've always wanted to do, and now I get a chance to live out my dreams.“
— Tiger Woods American professional golfer 1975
„Some people say that love's a losin' game.
You start with fire but you lose the flame.
The ashes smolder but the warmth's soon gone.
You end up cold and lonely on your own.I'll take my chances babe, I'll risk it all.
I'll win your love or I'll take the fall.
I've made my mind up girl it's meant to be.
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me.
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
You'll Accomp'ny Me.
Song lyrics, Against the Wind (1980)
„Taking on water
Sailing a restless sea
From a memory
The wind carries into white water
Far from the islands
Don't you know…
You're never going to get to France
Mary, queen of chance, will they find you!
Never going to get to France…
Could a new romance ever bind you?“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Discovery (1984)
„In the land of a thousand dances,
I dance with you.
I was out I was taking my chances
When dreams came true
When you came into my dream
Like from a whisper to a scream.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, A Period of Transition (1977)
„For the moment, the jazz is playing; there is no melody, just notes, a myriad of tiny tremors. The notes know no rest, an inflexible order gives birth to them then destroys them, without ever leaving them the chance to recuperate and exist for themselves…. I would like to hold them back, but I know that, if I succeeded in stopping one, there would only remain in my hand a corrupt and languishing sound. I must accept their death; I must even want that death: I know of few more bitter or intense impressions.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, livro A Náusea
„This is not to say, there never comes a day I'll take my chances and start again. And when I look behind on all my younger times, I'll have to thank the wrongs that led me to a love so strong.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Fonte: John Mayer - Battle Studies
„I wanted a break. I had been on the road more or less since I was 18, you know? And I hadn't known any other life, other than, you know, hotel rooms and concerts and records and studios and press conferences. … and to me, here was a chance to jump off that kind of wagon and see life for real. You know, actually my last album was called Back to Earth. So that was the meaning of it. I wanted to join the human race again. I didn't want to be a star. I didn't want to continue with that thing, because so much illusion and non-reality is connected to it. I wanted to be real. And so I — I kind of — I found an opportunity. And the actual point about music was — the imam who I met and who I first embraced Islam with in London's Central Mosque, he actually told me to continue making records.“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
On the abandonment of his music career after converting to Islam, on Larry King Live (7 October 2004) http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/07/lkl.01.html