„My crime is that I have never labored to make myself popular — I admit that much — and I have paid too little attention to fools who are old enough to be senile but young enough to have power.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992
Context: If there is a misuse of power, it is on her part. My crime is that I have never labored to make myself popular — I admit that much — and I have paid too little attention to fools who are old enough to be senile but young enough to have power. Chapter 8 “Farmwoman” section 5, p. 154
„I will repeat what I once said to Guillaume Apollinaire: "For my part I have never avoided the influence of others. I would have considered it cowardice and a lack of sincerity toward myself."“
— Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954
original version in French: Je vous répéterai ce que je disais naguère à Guillaume Apollinaire: "Je n'ai, pour ma part, jamais évité l'influence des autres, j'aurais considéré cela comme une lâcheté et un manque de sincérité vis-à-vis de moi-même." 'Interview with Henri Matisse' by Jacques Guenne, in 'L'Art Vivant' (15 September 1925)
„Myself, I suspect it’s a kind of madness: the madness that makes one repeat whatever one is trained to repeat.“
— Samuel R. Delany American author, professor and literary critic 1942
Chapter 12, “Of Models, Monsters, Night, and the Numinous” (p. 367)
„That day I vowed to myself that I would never, ever again give that bitch the satisfaction of hearing me beg her to stop beating me.“
— Dave Pelzer, My Story: "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy", "A Man Named Dave"
„[I myself will] never acknowledge an Englishman again for the rest of [my] life, nor wear an English Order on [my] chest. The fellows must be brought to their knees.“
— Wilhelm II, German Emperor German Emperor and King of Prussia 1859 - 1941
Georg Alexander von Müller's diary entry (16 September 1914), quoted in Georg Alexander von Müller, The Kaiser and His Court (London: Macdonald, 1961), p. 33
— Ted Haggard American minister 1956
ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2627142, accessed 4 November, 2006.
„I remember discussions withwhich went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question:?“
— Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976
— Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005
Address on arrival at the Sarajevo Airport on 12 April 1997, during the pope's apostolic journey to Bosnia-Herzegovina Source: Libreria Editrice Vaticana http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_12041997_sarajevo-arrival_en.html
— Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
"Change Is Hard".