„But we're going to smile and pretend we're fine with the dorky birthmas gifts because people do not get that they can't mush a birthday into christmas.“

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„We're not doing what we do because of sanctions. We're doing what we do because we believe it is right.“

— F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936
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„And we're not going to do that.“

— Martin Amis Welsh novelist 1949
Context: Weirdly, the world suddenly feels bipolar. All over again the west confronts an irrationalist, agonistic, theocratic/ideocratic system which is essentially and unappeasably opposed to its existence. The old enemy was a superpower; the new enemy isn't even a state. In the end, the USSR was broken by its own contradictions and abnormalities, forced to realise, in Martin Malia's words, that "there is no such thing as socialism, and the Soviet Union built it". Then, too, socialism was a modernist, indeed a futurist, experiment, whereas militant fundamentalism is convulsed in a late-medieval phase of its evolution. We would have to sit through a renaissance and a reformation, and then await an enlightenment. And we're not going to do that.

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„The girls always think we're going to throw them over a table or toss them in the air. Their muscles tense up right away. So Fred and I go and sit in a corner and pretend we're talking business.“

— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Gene Kelly on the subject of social dancing, in Lawrenson, Helen. "It's Better to Remember Fred." Esquire, August 1976, pp92-96, 106, 109-110. (M).

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„There can't be two smart peoples in the world. We're going to win the war, so only the Aryan race will stand.“

— Josef Mengele Nazi officer and physician 1911 - 1979
As quoted in Defy the darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele (2000) by Joe Rosenblum and David Kohn, p. 193

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„We are not saved because we're good. We're good because we're saved.“

— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
Lufkin, Texas http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/lufkin-texas-jul1997-full.html (July 19, 1997)

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„We're just going to play the hell out of it until they can't take it anymore.“

— Shingai Shoniwa British musician 1981
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„We're [doing] bad, but going well.“

— Carlos Menem Argentine politician who was President of Argentina from 1989 to 1999 1930
Estamos mal...¿vamos bien? http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=61436.

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„I think artists do need to do work with no contract, because what we're motivated by is not money. We're motivated by a need to express ourselves and to get our ideas out.“

— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Context: You don't deserve to be paid because you choose to do something that somebody else may, or may not, want. If you want to be paid for your work, you negotiate that beforehand. Otherwise I would just be walking around talking. Here I am talking now. "You owe me money", right? … It's up to you whether or not you want to do work with no contract. I think artists do need to do work with no contract, because what we're motivated by is not money. We're motivated by a need to express ourselves and to get our ideas out. That's the motivation. It turns out that when people like it they frequently will support you if you give them a means, but this is not a contract. "Copying Is Not Theft: Against Copyright Tyranny (by Nina Paley)" (25 March 2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2p_BAjC7C8#t=25m21s<!-- Retrieved 27 February 2013 -->

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