— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„What's going on? … What you are doing is not allowed in Islamic law [halal]. What you are doing is forbidden in Islam [haraam]! … Do you know right from wrong?“
— Muammar al-Gaddafi, Remarks to captors minutes before death, quoted in msnbc.com (2011 October 21) "Even stashed in a meat locker, Gadhafi divides Libya" http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44986347/ns/today-today_news/t/battle-over-body-delays-gadhafis-burial/
— Denzel Washington actor, screenwriter, director, producer 1954
— Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005
— Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934
„Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.“
— Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226
„Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be "damned if you do, and damned if you don't."“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
As quoted in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1944; 1948) by Dale Carnegie; though Roosevelt has sometimes been credited with the originating the expression, "Damned if you do and damned if you don't" is set in quote marks, indicating she herself was quoting a common expression in saying this. Actually, this saying was coined back even earlier, 1836, by evangelist Lorenzo Dow in his sermons about ministers saying the Bible contradicts itself, telling his listeners, "… those who preach it up, to make the Bible clash and contradict itself, by preaching somewhat like this: 'You can and you can't-You shall and you shan't-You will and you won't-And you will be damned if you do-And you will be damned if you don't.' "
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
— Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969
— Arthur Ashe American tennis player 1943 - 1993
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
„Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— John Cleese actor from England 1939