— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, livro O Idiota
The Idiot (1868–9)
Contexto: I have never in my life met a man like him for noble simplicity, and boundless truthfulness. I understood from the way he talked that anyone who chose could deceive him, and that he would forgive anyone afterwards who had deceived him, and that was why I grew to love him.
„I do not like strangers because I do not like people I have never met before. They are hard to understand.“
— Mark Haddon, livro The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fonte: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
— Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642
As quoted in The Story of Civilization : The Age of Reason Begins, 1558-1648 (1935) by Will Durant, p. 605
„Didn't Frankenstein get married?'
'Did he?' said Eggy. 'I don't know. I never met him. Harrow man, I expect.“
— P.G. Wodehouse, livro Laughing Gas
Laughing Gas (1936)
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
in Bukowski: Born Into This (2002)
Variante: I've never met another man I'd rather be.
„I never felt like I was in the grime scene…I was the outsider. So when I veered away from it, I didn’t feel like I was leaving the circle – I felt like I was never in it…No one paid me any attention…I had to do everything on my own.“
— AJ Tracey British rapper from London 1994
On his uneasiness with being called a grime rapper in “AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/27/aj-tracey-ladbroke-grove-rapper-interview-corbyn-boris-johnson in The Guardian (2019 Oct 27)
„Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.“
— Gus Van Sant American film director, producer, photographer and musician 1952
Fonte: Good Will Hunting
„It didn’t feel, at that moment, like I was getting into something over my head. It never does, before you take the leap.“
— George Alec Effinger, livro When Gravity Fails
Fonte: When Gravity Fails (1986), Chapter 2 (p. 20).
„I have never met a man like my father. He is so mad, terrible and vehement at the same time. Because of him, I never knew anything other than passion. When I began to meet other people I saw that it wasn’t normal.“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
Georgina Howell, The Demanding Nastassia Kinski http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1309&dat=19860102&id=MQROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MJwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6682,494045, New Straits Times, January 2, 1986
„I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.“
— Oswald Chambers, livro My Utmost for His Highest
Fonte: My Utmost for His Highest
— Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
Fonte: Lonesome Dove
„I met Paul in 1967, Ringo in 1985, and I saw George Harrison in a nightclub somewhere in L. A. I never met John.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
On the Beatles. "A Pop Genius Speaks of Love, Mercy, and Melody " (6 November 2001) http://web.archive.org/web/20061231041958/http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/interview.asp?z=y&CTR=662203
„And in all my years, I have never met a rich person who has never lost money. But I have met a lot of poor people who have never lost a dime…investing, that is.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
— Rob Payne Canadian writer 1973
Fonte: Working Class Zero (2003), Chapter 6, p. 47