— Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
Allegedly said to two governors (whose names were not given) regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to then-Air Force One steward Robert MacMillan. As quoted in Inside the White House http://books.google.com/books?id=lJz-yIZNE2sC (1996), by Ronald Kessler, New York: Simon and Schuster, p. 33.
„The reason I don't worry about society is, nineteen people knocked down two buildings and killed thousands. Hundreds of people ran into those buildings to save them. I'll take those odds every fucking day.“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
Stone interview http://www.rollingstone.comRolling, November 2007
„Clendenon isn't like he was last year. If he comes back again, I'll start punching the ball again. But I've been taking a good cut and swinging hard.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in “Donn Drags, Not Clemente” https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1vAjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HZsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5832%2C2309718 by Murray Chass (AP), in The Tuscaloosa News (Tuesday, June 14, 1966), p. 5
„Those who come a hundred or two hundred years after us will despise us for having lived our lives so stupidly and tastelessly. Perhaps they’ll find a means to be happy.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
„If you only knew the dreams in that little boy's head all those years ago. You don't know how lucky I am. I will never retire because even if they retire me, I'll find something else to do.“
— Jimmy Magee Gaelic games commentatot 1935 - 2017
Magee said he hoped to die live on air. herald.ie http://www.herald.ie/news/irelands-other-big-games-winner-jimmy-magee-3196108.html
„It will take you a hundred or two more years to get decently humanized, after so many centuries of de-humanizing celibacy.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
Context: You inherit your notions from a set of priests that had no wives and no children, or none to speak of, and so let their humanity die out of them. It didn't seem much to them to condemn a few thousand millions of people to purgatory or worse for a mistake of judgment. They didn't know what it was to have a child look up in their faces and say 'Father!' It will take you a hundred or two more years to get decently humanized, after so many centuries of de-humanizing celibacy.
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
"I'll See You Again," Bitter Sweet, Act 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=ICVHprNgia8C&q=%22I'll+see+you+again+whenever+spring+breaks+through+again%22&pg=PA229#v=onepage
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
„I'm not going to get married again, I think I'll just find a woman that hates me, then buy her a house.“
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
Also attributed to Lewis Grizzard, among others.
„It would take a miracle,
But someday maybe I'll find
That I'm in the loving arms of someone
That I'll know, know he's the someone
Who'll kiss all the heartache away,
And come that day
I won't mind losing you.“
— Tom Springfield English musician, songwriter and record producer 1934
Song Losing You.