— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.“
— Oscar Levant, Describing himself, in lines he contributed to An American In Paris (1951), although officially credited to Alan Jay Lerner, as told in The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965); also quoted in The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects (1978) by Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle, p. 485.
„Messieurs, I should like to be granted the favour of performing at one of your admirable concerts, and this I beg to ask of you. Trusting, since I lack other qualifications to obtain this, in your goodwill towards artists, I dare to hope that you will greet my request favourably, I have the honour to be, Messieurs, your very humble servant.
Cité Bergère, No. 4“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
Letter of application to the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
About his contribution to New York 2000, " Eat My Fear http://davidlynch.de/eatmyfear.html", which was pulled after 2 hours, quoted in The New Yorker, Volume 76, p. 62 https://books.google.com/books?id=3rYeAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22my+cow+is+not+pretty%22
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
— Jack Welch American executive: General Electric CEO 1935
— Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
Amanda, Scene Six
— Arundhati Roy Indian novelist, essayist 1961
„People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
„Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted.“
— David Steindl-Rast, Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day