— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
„I'm the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you'll ever meet.“
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
Remark on Anastasio Somoza García, president of Nicaragua, first attributed to Roosevelt in Time magazine (15 November 1948), three years following Roosevelt's death and nine years after the supposed making of the statement. Archivist Donald Schewe of the FDR Library searched thousands of pages of Roosevelt's correspondence, press conferences, and records and found no evidence that FDR ever made this statement. Schewe concluded that this "was not the kind of language that Roosevelt used." See Robert A. Pastor, Condemned to Repetition: The United States and Nicaragua (Princeton University Press, 1987), p. 3
„I'm a bitch, I'm a bitch,
Oh the bitch is back,
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact.
I can bitch, I can bitch
`Cause I'm better than you.
It's the way that I move,
The things that I do.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
The Bitch Is Back
„I hope to paint something that will ruin the appetite of every son of a bitch who ever eats in that room.“
— Mark Rothko American painter 1903 - 1970
As quoted in 'The New Yorker', 5 April 2010, p. 26 / and Wikipedia quote of Rothko, c. 1958, on his commissioned murals for the 'Four Seasons' restaurant in the Seagram Building; Rothko returned his advance and kept the paintings for himself.
„This is Claude Kirk, Governor of Florida. Do you read my press? Then you know that I'm a tree-shakin' son of a bitch“
— Claude Kirk American politician 1926 - 2011
Kirk proudly told Times, quoted on Times, "Florida: I, Claudius" http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/09/former_florida_governor_claude.php, Dec. 15, 1967
— William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962
J. C. Goodyhay in Ch. 12; George Garrett, in his introduction to the Modern Library edition of Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion (New York, 1994, p. xii), notes that in the final pages of The Mansion "both Stevens and Ratliff unknowingly echo the prayer of the preacher Goodyhay", which Garrett sees as expressing "Faulkner's inclusive, democratic vision of the equality of human souls".
— Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956
Remark that King allegedly made when he was called to be Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, soon after the United States had entered World War II on December 7, 1941. However, when he was later asked if he had said this, King replied that he had not, but would have if he had thought of it. As quoted in Master of Sea Power: A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (1980) by Thomas B. Buell, p. 573.
„I'm going to pull my car around, Joe's is going to throw him out the front door and I'm gonna run the son of a bitch over! If he kicks at two, I'll drive that car right into the ocean.“
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South. June 11th, 2005. While on commentary during Samoa Joe vs Necro Butcher, dryly introducing himself to his ex-manager Dave Prazak and Eddie Kingston.