„Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African. The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American. This is my country. My people helped to build it and we've been here for centuries. Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.“
— Whoopi Goldberg American actress 1955
The Daily Telegraph interview, 20 April 1998
— Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
Incorrectly attributed to John Green on various quotation sites and on social media.
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
When it was reported to him that President Richard Nixon had called him an "asshole" (1971), quoted in Absurdities, Scandals & Stupidities in Politics (2006) by Hakeem Shittu and Callie Query, p. 19 My only response was that I had been called worse things by better people. Trudeau's account of the comment, in Memoirs (1993) by Pierre Elliott Trudeau, p. 218
„Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I'm honest.“
— Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998
As quoted in And I Quote : The Definitive Collecton of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker (2003) by Ashton Applewhite , Tripp Evans, and Andrew Frothingham.
„I believe I'm the best person for the job. Obviously I'm a woman, but I've never sought election on the basis of being a woman. I've always sought election as the best person for the job.“
— Helen Clark 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand 1950
Quoted in " 'I have the skills for the job' - Helen Clark on bid for top UN job https://www.radiolive.co.nz/WATCH-I-have-the-skills-for-the-job---Helen-Clark-on-bid-for-top-UN-job/tabid/504/articleID/117913/Default.aspx" (5 April 2016)
„It makes me feel like a very special person, that I'm able to make my living with my imagination. I developed a big respect for my calling while I was in school, and it remains with me to this day.“
— Tommy Lee Jones American actor and film director 1946
On his acting career.
„I don't feel I'm old. I just feel I'm me. And I've always been a happy person. I love the human race. I love my work. I love the world—I've been around it four times, you know. And I'm a believing person. I believe in God, even though I can't see him. You can't see the air in this room, right? But take it away and you're dead. And I believe there's something for us after we die. The world isn't wasteful. It keeps going on and I think we do too.“
— Lillian Gish American actress 1893 - 1993
As quoted in Lillian Gish : Her Legend, Her Life (2002) by Charles Affron, p. 353
„It's not like I let people do things for me, so I guess you can call me a control freak, or you can call me passionate... I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.“
— Courteney Cox television and film actress from the United States 1964
As quoted in "A revealing sit-down with Courteney Cox" in USA Today (10 September 2003) http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/2003-10-08-cox_x.htm
„Lionel: I've been getting a lot of calls about you, Marge. People just love your no-pressure approach.
Marge: Well, you know what we say: the right house for the right person.
Lionel: I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The right house is the house that's for sale. And the right person is anyone.“
— Phil Hartman Canadian American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist 1948 - 1998
„Well, first of all, let me say that I have never used Twitter. I noticed that young people — they're very busy with all these electronics. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone. But I am a big believer in technology and I'm a big believer in openness when it comes to the flow of information. I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable. They can begin to think for themselves. That generates new ideas. It encourages creativity. And so I've always been a strong supporter of open Internet use. I'm a big supporter of non-censorship.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Interview in Shanghai, as quoted in [http://learning.sohu.com/20091118/n268291186.shtml China Daily (17 November 2009)
„People think I'm eccentric, cranky. If I'm eccentric because I've never been into mainstream things, then I am eccentric.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
„I know that people are interested, and I understand why, but I don't want that stuff to overshadow my life. It's just the way it is. I'm a singer, I'm in a band, I've been out with musicians, I've had children with two different musicians. To me, it's no big deal. I only get upset because I want people to listen to the songs. Listen to the LP or come and see my band. I don't like it when people write about my life and don't even mention the music.“
— Lisa Moorish British singer 1972
In: " A life on the edge http://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/aug/20/popandrock8" at The Guardian, 20 August 2004