„I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that… when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.“
— Uma Thurman American actress and model 1970
"Uma Thurman on Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct in Hollywood: 'When I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/11/05/uma-thurman-harvey-weinstein-sexual-misconduct-hollywoodwhen/, Telegraph Reporters, Telegraph, 5 November 2017.
„As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: That’s what Hillary Clinton understands — this fighter, this stateswoman, this mother and grandmother, this public servant, this patriot — that’s the America she’s fighting for. And that is why I have confidence, as I leave this stage tonight, that the Democratic Party is in good hands. My time in this office, it hasn’t fixed everything. As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.
„Be grateful. I’ve taught you a valuable lesson. Most people never do learn exactly how much they will do to stay alive.“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 13, “A View from a Height” (p. 232)
— Karl Shapiro Poet, essayist 1913 - 2000
Context: I feel that after working a long time, I’ve really learned how to do what I do. I enjoy it. I don’t think there’s anything more satisfying than turning out a good stanza or a good piece of prose. And when you’re satisfied enough, you want to show it to other people. That’s called publication.
„I’ve tried to make myself someone who can play a decent variety of stuff. I’ve even made myself learn things that I didn’t want to learn, a kind of picking or playing that I just never would’ve gotten into otherwise. It’s made me an all-around better player.“
— Joe Trohman American musician 1984
„Being ambiguously flamboyant really does help. I’ve had so many people come up to me and be like, ‘I felt OK to come out of the closet after you said this.’ When someone says that to me -- it’s not an event I’ve ever been through, so I don’t know what to compare it to. I don’t think I even understand how important that is to someone’s life.“
— Peter Wentz American musician 1979
„Tears and fears and feeling proud,
To say "I love you" right out loud,
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
I’ve looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living ev’ry day.“
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
"Both Sides Now"