„I love the song ["Weird"] too. It is really weird when you listen to the beat and the words. It's about someone that she's still obsessed with. And everything he does is like he says this, but he does this. And he does this but he says this. It's all twisted around and backwards. She's not really sure who he is or what he does, but she likes it.“
„He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
[dies slowly... ]“
— Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems
Poem "Muere lentamente" (Dying Slowly), wrongly attributed to Pablo Neruda. See "Fake Pablo Neruda Poem Spreads on Internet" http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325275&CategoryId=14094 by Ana Mendoza, Latin American Herald Tribune (12 January 2009).
„Like every other 13-year-old in America, she's in love with Leonardo DiCaprio, who I think is an androgynous wimp. You know what he does throughout the whole movie Titanic? He smokes.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
On his daughter, in The Washington Post (8 June 1998) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/wh2000/stories/wh060898.htm
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
„I wasn't tempted to vote for Bush, but I understand why people did… because he obviously had integrity. It was a terrible kind of integrity, but he does what he says and he means what he says. And what he says is terrible and what he does is terrible, but he's consistent.“
— John Perry Barlow American poet and essayist 1947
Context: I wasn't tempted to vote for Bush, but I understand why people did… because he obviously had integrity. It was a terrible kind of integrity, but he does what he says and he means what he says. And what he says is terrible and what he does is terrible, but he's consistent. So I think a lot of people in Wyoming who care so much about integrity that they're willing to choose somebody that has a monstrous willingness to do any damn thing as long as he's up front about it — but that's not really quite enough for me. I mean I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again. I'm an Alan Simpson Republican.
„God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but He does what is still more wonderful: He makes saints out of sinners.“
— Sören Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
7 July 1838
— Tom Bissell American journalist 1974
„The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.“
— Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
„I love Pops, I love the way he sings, the way he plays - everything he does, except when he says something against modern-jazz music.“
— Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991
In Playboy to Alex Haley (1962); also in
— Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
„I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell.“
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
Context: I am a damned sight smarter man than Grant. I know more about military history, strategy, and grand tactics than he does. I know more about supply, administration, and everything else than he does. I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell. … I am more nervous than he is. I am more likely to change my orders or to countermarch my command than he is. He uses such information as he has according to his best judgment; he issues his orders and does his level best to carry them out without much reference to what is going on about him and, so far, experience seems to have fully justified him. Comments to James H. Wilson (22 October 1864), as quoted in Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, etc Vol. 2 (1912) by James Harrison Wilson, p. 17.
„I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink to much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.“
— Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
Context: "We begin well, sir," the fat man purred … "I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink too much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does. … Well, sir, here's to plain speaking and clear understanding. … You're a close-mouthed man?" Spade shook his head. "I like to talk." "Better and better!" the fat man exclaimed. "I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and says the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously unless you keep in practice." Chap. 11, "The Fat Man" Dialogue between the characters Kasper Gutman (the "fat man") and Sam Spade.
— Jenny Han, We'll Always Have Summer
„She says she doesn’t know what to do! But he says coldly that he knows what he wants to do, but he can’t.“
— Gao Xingjian Chinese novelist and playwright 1940
p. 128, from "In an instant"