— Bowe Bergdahl American soldier captured by the Taliban in 2009 and released in 2014 as part of a prisoner swap 1986
— Lim Guan Eng Finance Minister of Malaysia 1960
Lim Guan Eng (2018) cited in " Lim Guan Eng Is Our New Finance Minister http://says.com/my/news/lim-guan-eng-is-the-new-finance-minister" on SAYS, 12 May 2018
— Omar Mukhtar Libyan resistance leader 1858 - 1931
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
„hurry up and bring on your electric chair I want to leave here and take a nose-dive into the next world just to see if that one is as lousy as is this ball of mud and meanness. I am sorry for only two things. These two things are I am sorry that I have mistreated some few animals in my life-time and I am sorry that I am unable to murder the whole damed human race. [sic]“
— Carl Panzram American serial killer 1891 - 1930
Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers, p. 192, (1997), Brian King, ed.
— Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
„I am in the hunger business; it is what we do exclusively, 24/7, and I am sorry to tell you that business is booming.“
— Josette Sheeran American diplomat 1954
Addressing the World Food Programme meeting, 21 September 2009 http://www.wfp.org/eds-centre/speeches/wfp-executive-director-josette-sheeran-millennium-promise-event
„I am blind, but I am able to read thanks to a wonderful new system known as broil. I'm sorry, I'll just feel that again.“
— Peter Cook British architect 1937 - 1995
"Blind", in Derek and Clive (Live) (1976)
„I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
In "Painting as a Pastime", first published in the Strand Magazine in two parts (December 1921/January 1922), cited in Churchill by Himself (2008), ed. Langworth, PublicAffairs, p. 456
— William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Context: From those thy words, I deem from some distress By deeds of mine thy dear life I might save; O then, delay not! if one ever gave His life to any, mine I give to thee; Come, tell me what the price of love must be? Swift death, to be with thee a day and night And with the earliest dawning to be slain? Or better, a long year of great delight, And many years of misery and pain? Or worse, and this poor hour for all my gain? A sorry merchant am I on this day, E'en as thou willest so must I obey.
— William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863
Letter to Mrs. Bryan Waller Procter (26 November 1856), from The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray, ed. Edgar F. Harden [Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994, ], vol. 1, p. 763.