„"My friends!", cried the elephant.
"Tell me! Do tell!
Are you safe? Are you sound?
Are you whole? Are you well?"“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„One of the other reasons that we quit having journalists come here is because they would kind of hang out for several days, and they'd see me around at the clubs, and the story would get written and it would be me and my 'disciples' or my 'acolytes.' The word acolyte - that's like fuck you. These are my friends, but because they're not Billy Corgan or Helena Christensen, they become my 'posse' or my 'followers,' and it's like, fuck you for insulting my friends like that. That's so fucking incredible to me.“
— Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967
Icon Magazine. April 1998.
„Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out! Get me out!“
— R.L. Stine American writer and producer 1943
The 12 Screams of Christmas
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
Actually due to Harris Weinstock: "My best friend is the man who can bring out of me my best, and your best friend is the one who tends to bring out the best in you" (May 1914) Attributed to Henry Ford as early as 1948.
„I'm going to do damage with it. I'll make sure that my work gets out. That no publisher will ever be able to tell me to take things out. Because I'll put it out myself.“
— Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
Context: I'm going to do damage with it. I'll make sure that my work gets out. That no publisher will ever be able to tell me to take things out. Because I'll put it out myself. The more money I earn, the less they can stop me. Where I come from it's called fuck you money because I don't have to take an ounce of shit from anybody. Upon being asked by Brian Reade if money and success have gone to his head, quoted in "The Awkward Conscience of a Nation" in The Daily Mirror (3 November 2003) - Full text available at Highbeam Research (paysite) http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-109560361.html <!-- an interview http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/content_objectid=13583626_method=full_siteid=50143_headline=-THE-AWKWARD-CONSCIENCE-OF-A-NATION-name_page.html DEAD LINK as of 2007·06·19 -->
„And it's bad news, I don't blame you
I do the same thing, I get lonely too
And you're bad news, my friends tell me to leave you
That you're bad news...“
— Jenny Lewis American actor, singer-songwriter 1976
"Portions for Foxes"
„Some of my friends have urged me to tell people the basic story, but "for God’s sake don’t mention the reptiles."“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
The Biggest Secret, ch. 1
„My friends are much more dangerous than my enemies. These latter – with infinite subtlety – spin webs to keep me out of places where I hate to go, – and tell stories of me to people whom it would be vanity and vexation to meet; – and they help me so much by their unconscious aid that I almost love them.“
— Lafcadio Hearn writer 1850 - 1904
Letter to Ernest Fenollosa, December 1898, cited from Elizabeth Bisland (ed.) Life and Letters (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923) vol. 3, p. 147.
„Could someone please tell me how this will affect me? Come on, this is Harvard, folks. I came all the way out here to learn this.“
— Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951
On same-sex marriage.
— Jack Layton Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada 1950 - 2011
" 2011 Election Night Victory Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOFXnnu481c." May 2, 2011