„I ought to warn you that my verse is of no interest to people who can think.“

—  John Betjeman, Radio Talk. BBC Third Programme (1949)
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John Betjeman
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„I cannot understand the people who take literature seriously; but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this book.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, livro All Things Considered
All Things Considered (1908), Context: I cannot understand the people who take literature seriously; but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this book. It is a collection of crude and shapeless papers upon current or rather flying subjects; and they must be published pretty much as they stand. They were written, as a rule, at the last moment; they were handed in the moment before it was too late, and I do not think that our commonwealth would have been shaken to its foundations if they had been handed in the moment after. They must go out now, with all their imperfections on their head, or rather on mine; for their vices are too vital to be improved with a blue pencil, or with anything I can think of, except dynamite. Their chief vice is that so many of them are very serious; because I had no time to make them flippant. It is so easy to be solemn; it is so hard to be frivolous. "The Case for the Ephemeral"

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„I mean people who don't heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings […] There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving.“

—  Rick Santorum American politician 1958
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„This folks, reminds me of when Saddam attacked Kuwait and President Bush said ‘I warn you, I warn you, I warn you, do not.’ Well folks, if you think American-style politics is nasty, you guys have just attacked Kuwait.“

—  Rob Ford Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto 1969 - 2016
2010s, 2013, Comparing city council vote that stripped him of more powers to Saddam Hussein attacking Kuwait http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/he-said-what-quotes-from-toronto-mayor-rob-ford-on-day-of-council-vote-1.1549474#ixzz2l7Nq3YQ9 (18 November 2013)

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„I think the testimony obviously ought to be sworn testimony. And we ought to go all the way into this and take as much time as we can to reassure the American people that this sort of thing’s not going to happen again in the future.“

—  Mitch McConnell US Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader 1942
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„I think crime pays. The hours are good, you meet a lot of interesting people, you travel a lot.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
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