„I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that… when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.“
"Uma Thurman on Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct in Hollywood: 'When I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/11/05/uma-thurman-harvey-weinstein-sexual-misconduct-hollywoodwhen/, Telegraph Reporters, Telegraph, 5 November 2017.
„Sometimes I have a feeling, when I look back on my life, that all I’ve been through has prepared me perfectly for just what I’m doing now.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Fonte: Interview by Jonathan Robinson (1994), p. 163.
— Karl Shapiro Poet, essayist 1913 - 2000
Paris Review interview (1986)
Contexto: I feel that after working a long time, I’ve really learned how to do what I do. I enjoy it. I don’t think there’s anything more satisfying than turning out a good stanza or a good piece of prose. And when you’re satisfied enough, you want to show it to other people. That’s called publication.
„Me?! What? I don’t know, unless I must go to the dictionary and learn what a crook is. I’ve never been a crook. … I'm saying I'm not a crook, I have never been a crook. I will never be a crook.“
— Jacob Zuma 4th President of South Africa 1942
In reply to the question 'Are you a crook?', from BBC Panorama http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/7243095.stm interviewer Fergal Keane, 11 February 2008
„I’m a huge book fanatic, and I shoot. I’m very comfortable around guns. I’ve been shooting since I was 9. I usually shoot a.22 Magnum, but I prefer a shotgun because the feeling is incredible.“
— Alyson Michalka American actress and singer 1989
An interview, Pinstripe Magazine, February 7, 2011. http://www.pinstripemag.com/2011/02/alyson-michalka-complex-magazine-interview.html.
„I have always considered myself, when I learned what the word meant, I've always considered myself a Pagan.“
— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
At the Neo-Pagan Starwood Festival (July 1991), recorded on Timothy Leary Live at Starwood (2001) http://www.freetimes.com/story/3493 by the Association for Consciousness Exploration ISBN 1-59157-002-6
„…I have to be in this frame of mind where I’m feeling pity for myself, and feeling pity for the world. Once I’ve attained the summit of this, then I have to sit down and write…“
— Rawi Hage Canadian writer 1964
On how he begins the writing process in “Rare Interview With Rawi Hage: ‘I’m Free To Be Difficult’” https://mideastposts.com/middle-east-society/rare-interview-with-rawi-hage-im-now-free-to-be-difficult/ in Mideast Posts (2013 Nov 7)
„Maybe I’ve finally learned the bitter truth that I can’t beat them, even if I’ll never join them. But I’m not going to lose the one thing I can still call my own: my life. And you should wise up and do the same, especially with a new child on the way.“
— Nick Drake (poet) British writer 1961
The Rahotep series, Book 3: Egypt: The Book of Chaos (2011)
„The greatest lesson I’ve learned from it is that context is irrelevant when you hurt somebody. I felt justified in saying what I was saying, because of the context, because of the conversation, but the words I used offended a lot of people and some people I care about, and those words were wrong…“
— Reggie Yates English actor, television presenter and radio DJ 1983
On his mea culpa after making what some interpreted as an anti-Semitic statement in “Reggie Yates: ‘I could get George Clooney to say stuff he’d never said before’” https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/oct/19/reggie-yates-documentary-maker-interview-i-could-get-george-clooney-to-say-stuff in The Guardian (2019 Oct 19)
„All I know is that I care about this problem. And I want to make it better.
And having seen what I’ve seen — and given the chance — I feel it is my responsibility to say something.“
— Emma Watson British actress and model 1990
The "Burke quote" she uses here is a common but disputed attribution.
UN Speech on the HeForShe campaign (2014)
Contexto: You might be thinking who is this Harry Potter girl? And what is she doing speaking at the UN. And it’s a really good question. I've been asking myself the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem. And I want to make it better.
And having seen what I’ve seen — and given the chance — I feel it is my responsibility to say something. Statesman Edmund Burke said: “All that is needed for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.”
In my nervousness for this speech and in my moments of doubt I’ve told myself firmly — if not me, who, if not now, when. If you have similar doubts when opportunities are presented to you I hope that those words might be helpful.
„I have very clear ideas about what it’s going to take to end extreme poverty and to share prosperity. In fact, this is what I’ve been doing my whole life. I feel like I’m here for a reason.“
— Jim Yong Kim Korean-American physician and anthropologist, 12th President of the World Bank 1959
„As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, DNC Address (July 2016)
Contexto: That’s what Hillary Clinton understands — this fighter, this stateswoman, this mother and grandmother, this public servant, this patriot — that’s the America she’s fighting for.
And that is why I have confidence, as I leave this stage tonight, that the Democratic Party is in good hands. My time in this office, it hasn’t fixed everything. As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.
„I don’t say I’ve got much of a soul, but, such as it is, I’m perfectly satisfied with the little chap. I don’t want people fooling about with it. ‘Leave it alone,’ I say. ‘Don’t touch it. I like it the way it is.“
— P.G. Wodehouse, livro Joy in the Morning
Joy in the Morning (1947)
„I think I was the best ballplayer I’ve ever seen. I feel nobody in the world could do what I could do on a baseball field. I hope I’m not saying anything wrong, but you have to think you’re the best. The next one would be Roberto Clemente.“
— Willie Mays Baseball player 1931
As quoted in "Sports of the Times: The Most Natural Ballplayer" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UVUcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p1EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6465%2C2456085&dq=who%27s-best-ever-aside-yourself-next-roberto
— Gordon Ramsay British chef, writer and TV presenter 1966
„I have learned to walk: since then I have run. I have learned to fly: since then I do not have to be pushed in order to move.
Now I am nimble, now I fly, now I see myself under myself, now a god dances within me.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Assim Falou Zaratustra
Fonte: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
„As long as I am still learning, I will always have something to say and be able to add value to others.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn