— Hermann Hesse, livro O Lobo da Estepe
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
Poems New and Collected (1998), No End of Fun (1967), Context: I'm sorry that my voice was hard. Look down on yourselves from the stars, I cried, look down on yourselves from the stars. They heard me and lowered their eyes. "Soliloquy for Cassandra"
„I'm sorry you seem so stung,and I'm sorry you feel you have to hold your tonguewhen you're so pretty and smart<BR“
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
Lyrics, New Moon (posthumous, 2007), All Cleaned Out.
„Kath, I've been looking all over for you. I mean't to say sorry. I mean, I'm really, really sorry. I honestly didn't mean to hit you the other day. I wouldn't dream of hitting a girl, and even if I did, I'd never want to hit you. I'm really, really sorry.“
— Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go (2005), Chapter 2, pp. 13–14
— Hatake Kakashi fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series
„Finally, the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics: I'm sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.“
— Lance Armstrong professional cyclist from the USA 1971
Context: Finally, the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics: I'm sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it. You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets — this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. So Vive le Tour forever! Farewell speech at the Champs-Élysées podium, after winning his seventh Tour de France, quoted in "Paris salutes its American hero" by Caroline Wyatt in BBC News (24 July 2005) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/4713283.stm
— Eddie Mair Scottish broadcaster 1965
From PM and Broadcasting House, After presenting an edition of PM in an unusually husky voice (November 6 2009).
„If ordinary means I have suddenly got to produce a household of kids and iron Peter's shirts, I'm sorry, I'm not interested.“
— Helen Clark 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand 1950
Quoted in David Barber, "PROFILE: Helen Clark, new chief of UN Development Programme," Asia-Pacific News (26 March 2006)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Love and Theft (2001), Honest with Me