„Everybody thinks they'll never get married at your age. So did Jack, he told me. You think you can go on all your life being single, I remember he said, but you suddenly find out that you can't.“
— Alan Sillitoe British writer 1928 - 2010
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958; repr. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959), p. 144.
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
— Mary Kay Ash Entrepreneur 1918 - 2001
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
„If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.“
— Don Marquis American writer 1878 - 1937
As quoted in The Volta Review (1934), p. 574 http://books.google.de/books?id=qWE4AQAAIAAJ&q=hate, Clifton Fadiman: The American Treasury 1455-1955 (New York 1955) p. 997 http://books.google.de/books?id=PEQ4AAAAIAAJ&q=really+make+them and Hugh Rawson, Margaret Miner: The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2006) p. 431 #5 http://books.google.de/books?id=whg05Z4Nwo0C&pg=PA431&dq=mehitabel from archy and mehitabel (1927)
„If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.“
— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934
Don Marquis, as quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2 (February 1958), p. 48; this has sometimes been attributed to Ellison, as well as to George Bernard Shaw.
— Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore 1923 - 2015
2000. Lee was responding to a BBC reporter who suggested that Singapore's draconian laws (including the ban on chewing gum) could stifle the people's creativity. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/820234.stm
„I realized that was a pretty radical thing to do, because if you're present, you're going to be different every time. You're not going to give everybody what they want, which is the cardboard character. But you will give those five people there who get it what they want, because they'll be like, "I could totally do that." Whatever crazy shit they have in their heads. Maybe they'll realize, if she's getting away with it, maybe I can totally get away with this thing that I think is better.“
— Kathleen Hanna American musician and feminist activist 1968
„If you can't tell your sister,
If you can't tell a priest,
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
Can you tell it to your heart?
Can you find it in your heart
To let go of these feelings…“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951