— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
Disputed, The Yogi book: I really didn't say everything I said!, Workman Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0761110909, p. 36. The quote "If people don’t want to come, nothing will stop them" first appears in 1952, credited to music impresario Sol Hurok. It was first attributed to Berra in 1962. See http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/10/30/stop-em/
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
„I'm going to stop squandering money for things I don't want. I'm going to stop accepting invitations, and meeting people I don't like and don't want to know.“
— Upton Sinclair American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968
Metropolis (1908), Context: I'm going to stop squandering money for things I don't want. I'm going to stop accepting invitations, and meeting people I don't like and don't want to know. I've tried your game — I've tried it hard, and I don't like it; and I'm going to get out before it's too late. I'm going to find some decent and simple place to live in; and I'm going down town to find out if there isn't some way in New York for a man to earn an honest living!
„No, you don't want the American people to hear what the facts are, Helen, and I'm going to tell them the facts.“
— Scott McClellan Former White House press secretary 1968
Source: Press briefing http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/11/20051108.html, November 8, 2005
„Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!“
— Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
„A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.“
— Rosalynn Carter Wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter 1927
„When the veil drops, victims face financial wreckage… A lot of people call me, and they just want to talk, tell me what happened. But they don't want to go forward. They're too embarrassed. They don't want to see their name in the papers.“
— Bob Nygaard private detective specializing in psychic fraud
How Modern Fortunetellers Pull Off Their Scams https://web.archive.org/web/20180222195134/http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/how-modern-fortunetellers-pull-off-their-scams-6352098, Broward Palm Beach New Times (6 June 2013)
„It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially. Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church…you should read the Scriptures.“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
In Concert, Lufkin, Texas http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/lufkin-texas-jul1997-full.html (July 19, 1997)
„Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are. People talk to me about my choices. I don't make choices, hardly. Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something. What's the choice? Somebody will say, 'Don't do that part, you don't need to do that part.' And I'll say, 'Why not? What am I going to do? Sit around the house? I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun.“
— Christopher Walken American actor 1943
William Leith (January 25, 2003) "Dancing in the Dark: He was a baby when he got his first showbiz break in the 1940s, and then firmly schooled in the song-and-dance tradition. So how did Christopher Walken end up as a master of evil?", The Guardian.
— Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951
I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (1999), Context: I'm not disparaging suicides when I call them weak, I'm pointing out that anybody who would consider doing a thing like that needs help. I don't think a normal, mentally healthy person commits suicide. Of course, there are exceptions; people who are terminally ill are a different issue. But in the vast majority of cases, suicide is a tragedy that does unbelievable damage to the family and friends the suicide leaves behind. You don't want to encourage people to do such a thing.
„Even if it's going to be a harmful memory, they don't want to let it go. (This is) why sometimes I get such resistance to the work I do. Because it's telling people that your mind might be full of much more fiction than you realize. And people don't like that.“
— Elizabeth Loftus American cognitive psychologist 1944
Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn't http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/18/health/lifeswork-loftus-memory-malleability/ (05/18/2013)
„You can live your life two ways: You can use your language to manipulate. You can use it as a tool to get what you want. But the problem with that is that it assumes you know what you want, and that you're right. And that's a problem, because there's lots of things you don't know, and if you get what you want you may find that (A.) You didn't really want it, and (B.) that you're not the person that started the journey towards that. That happens a lot to people, especially when they use their language in a manipulative way.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
„But in the end, for something this complicated, it's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1990s, As quoted in BusinessWeek (25 May 1998) http://www.businessweek.com/1998/21/b3579165.htm
„"I don't want to! Why should I?"
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."
"So what? I don't care about other people."
"Because more people will be happier if you do than if you don't."“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Attributed from posthumous publications, Dialogue between Russell and his daughter Katharine, as quoted in My Father – Bertrand Russell (1975)
— Louise Burfitt-Dons Activist, writer, blogger 1953
"They Hide Things," Act Against Bullying 2002
„No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it's paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don't have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don't have insurance.“
— Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947
2012, 2012-10-11 Romney in Central Ohio Health care called ‘choice’ The Columbus Dispatch Joe Vardon, Darrel Rowland and Joe Hallett http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/10/11/health-care-called-choice.html 2012-10-12