„Don't be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen. Otherwise it will be too easy for you to look with blame… at your past, which naturally has a share with everything that now meets you.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke, livro Letters to a Young Poet
„If you hear of any incident about me - a fight, a change of clothes, a little extra gel in the hair, don't believe it till you talk to me.“
— Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974
„So don't be fooled, so don't get lied to
Love was always cruel
And don't act strange, don't be a stranger
It happened to me, now it's happening to you
But if you'd take that train underwater
Then we could talk it through“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
Lyrics, In Rainbows (2007), Nude
„Things happen in NFL games. I don't try to dwell on it. I try to say, It happened. Let's move onto the next one.“
— Devin Hester American football player, wide receiver, kick returner 1982
About his fumbles Devin Hester's kick returns can inspire cheers or cringing http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/football/pro/dolphins/sfl-sphester16jan16,0,1250224.story?coll=sfla-dolphins-front
„There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret.“
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
Fiction, The Crawling Chaos (1921), Context: There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret. No sooner had I crawled beneath the overhanging foliage of the palm, than there dropped from its branches a young child of such beauty as I never beheld before. Though ragged and dusty, this being bore the features of a faun or demigod, and seemed almost to diffuse a radiance in the dense shadow of the tree. It smiled and extended its hand, but before I could arise and speak I heard in the upper air the exquisite melody of singing; notes high and low blent with a sublime and ethereal harmoniousness. The sun had by this time sunk below the horizon, and in the twilight I saw an aureole of lambent light encircled the child's head. Then in a tone of silver it addressed me: "It is the end. They have come down through the gloaming from the stars. Now all is over, and beyond the Arinurian streams we shall dwell blissfully in Teloe." As the child spoke, I beheld a soft radiance through the leaves of the palm tree, and rising, greeted a pair whom I knew to be the chief singers among those I had heard. A god and goddess they must have been, for such beauty is not mortal; and they took my hands, saying, "Come, child, you have heard the voices, and all is well...."
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
Context: You see this book is finished and it is a bad book and I must get rid of it. It can't be printed. It is bad because it isn't honest. Oh! the incidents all happened but — I'm not telling as much of the truth about them as I know. In satire you have to restrict the picture and I just can't do satire. I've written three books now that were dishonest because they were less than the best that I could do. One you never saw because I burned it the day I finished it. … My whole work drive has been aimed at making people understand each other and then I deliberately write this book, the aim of which is to cause hatred through partial understanding. My father would have called it a smart-alec book. It was full of tricks to make people ridiculous. If I can't do better I have slipped badly. And that I won't admit — yet. Letter to Elizabeth Otis, expressing dissatisfaction with L'Affaire Lettuceburg — a satire he abandoned in favor of work on what became The Grapes of Wrath (c. mid-May 1938) as quoted in Conversations with John Steinbeck (1988) edited by Thomas Fensch, p. 38
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Singles and rarities, Context: December will be magic again. Don't miss the brightest star, Kiss under mistletoe, I want to hear you laugh, Don't let the mystery go now.
„If someone claims the incident was pre-planned, I completely refute this. What happened was an accident. It is unfortunate.“
— Mahesh Sharma Indian politician 1959
On the 2015 Dadri mob lynching, as quoted in " Dadri lynching: Mob murder an accident, arrested youths too will get justice, says Mahesh Sharma http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/dadri-lynching-union-minister-mahesh-sharma-meets-victim-family-insists-it-was-accident/" The Indian Express (3 October 2015)
„I don't give guarantees. There are concrete offers from the Premier League, so let's see what happens“
— Zlatan Ibrahimović Swedish association football player 1981
Attributed, Discussing for his next move http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/2880702/zlatan-ibrahimovic-has-made-choice-amid-manchester-united-talk
„I once asked Aragon, the historian, how history was written. He said, 'You have to invent it.' When I wish as now to tell of critical incidents, persons, and events that have influenced my life and work, the true answer is all of the incidents were critical, all of the people influenced me, everything that happened and that is still happening influences me.“
— John Cage American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992
1990s, Quote of John Cage: the first lines of his 'Autobiographical Statement', April, 1990 http://www.johncage.org/autobiographical_statement.html
„The Egyptian people have free will. they choose whoever they want to rule them. The Army and the Police now are careful for people's will to choose their rulers.“
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
2013, Remarks by el-Sisi during a military conference (28 April 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC93fn9s3-c.
„Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'
'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'
'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'
'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle, livro The Adventure of Silver Blaze
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
2013, El-Sisi to Washington Post on The United States administration. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/rare-interview-with-egyptian-gen-abdel-fatah-al-sissi/2013/08/03/a77eb37c-fbc4-11e2-a369-d1954abcb7e3_story.html