„I know that you have come here today to hear explanations. Well, don't expect to hear any explanations about Dada. You explain to me why you exist. You haven't the faintest idea. You will say: I exist to make my children happy. But in your hearts you know that isn't so. You will say: I exist to guard my country, against barbarian invasions. That's a fine reason. You will say: I exist because God wills. That's a fairy tale for children.“
— Tristan Tzara Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist 1896 - 1963
— Rick Perry 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy 1950
posed question: "I would like to know your position on the federal government's role in my children's education."
„All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called "guessing what was at the other side of the hill."“
— Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852
Statement in conversation with John Croker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilson_Croker and Croker's wife (4 September 1852), as quoted in The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.Dm F.R.S, Secretary of the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830 (1884), edited by Louis J. Jennings, Vol.III, p. 276.
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
Interview with NBC News Correspondent Sander Vanocur (1 October 1960) https://web.archive.org/web/20140127091759/http://www.jfklink.com/speeches/joint/joint011060_nbctv03.html
„Use art, be creative. No more war. No more children dying. A pawn that does not move in chess upsets the game. I know there is love in the world still and that is what I wish to surround myself with. Sacrifice your time and energy into something positive instead of the negative and you will see that change around you.“
— Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
Speaking at the Get Shamrocked Irish Festival (19 September 2014).
„War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.“
— Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945
Bizarre, issues 24-31 (1962), p. 102
„This is going to be an image for the history books. If you come, I believe this may, and it may be in 100 years from now or 200 years from now, I believe this will be remembered as the moment America turned the corner. I don't know how it works out. I don't know if it even works out in my lifetime. But I believe this is the pivot point. Be there, with your children.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
on his Restoring Honor rally on 2010-08-28
„Well, if there's no 'war' that begins, but you say 'war begins', no one's going to buy your newspaper the next day because they'll be on to the fact that you don't know what you're talking about.“
— Sam Donaldson American journalist 1934
As quoted in "Respek" http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=m1_FAsefZ6o (18 July 2004), Da Ali G Show.
„Don't look back, over your shoulder! Keep your eye on freedom shore! Because you know the brave man with you, also pays for the wages of war.“
— Jackson C. Frank American musician 1943 - 1999
Don't Look Back
„Several children present me with scraps of paper for autographs: obviously don't know who I am and don't care. I sign "Jackie Collins" and they go away quite content.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Diary entry describing his appearance at the Gothenburg Book Fair (7 September 1989), published in Happy Alchemy (1999), p. 332. <!-- Harmondsworth -->