„You were a precious pearl
How I loved to see you shine,
You were the perfect girl.
And you were mine.
For a time.
For a time.
Just for a time.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
"Just for a Time"
„My name is not Strangelove. I don't know about Strangelove. I'm not interested in Strangelove. What else can I say?… Look. Say it three times more, and I throw you out of this office.“
— Edward Teller Hungarian-American nuclear physicist 1908 - 2003
Quoted in "Infamy and honor at the Atomic Café : Edward Teller has no regrets about his contentious career" by Gary Stix in Scientific American (October 1999), p. 42-43
„I just don’t see how anyone can be so cold. (Kiara)
And you should be grateful, little girl, to whatever god you worship, that you can say that. In the world we come from, I don’t understand how anyone can be anything but cold. (Syn)“
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of the Night
„I hear people say I swing at bad pitches. What is a bad pitch? If I can hit it, it's not a bad pitch.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "SPORTS BEAT: Bucco Ship Needs Clemente's Big Bat" by Wendell Smith in The New Pittsburgh Courier (April 10, 1965), p. 15
„I was shocked to my marrow the very first time I heard the Church is saying a man can marry a man. What? It is from that shock, that surprise, how is that possible? Is it a kind of experiment or something? They are sick or tired of normal heterosexual relationships? How could that be?“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
(Interview in The Times, 5 July 2007)
„Done time in the lock-up, done time on the streets. Done time on the upswing, and time in defeat. I know what I'm askin'. I know it's a lot. Just to say that I love you. Believe it or not.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
„When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.“
— Greg Mortenson, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
„If you were a god, how would you like being called a myth, an old story to explain lightning? What if I told you, Perseus Jackson, that someday people would call you a myth, just created to explain how little boys can get over losing their mothers?“
— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief