„I should have preferred to ride through the streets of Venice; but owing, I presume, to an unusually wet season,
the streets are in such a condition that equestrian exercise is impractical.“

—  W. S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers (1889)
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„You can’t just take kids off the streets, put them in a hall, and expect them to know how to react…. During my first season, while I was conducting a youth concert, one kid went through a plate glass window and two bathrooms were totally destroyed…“

—  Henry Mazer American conductor 1918 - 2002
As quoted in Rosenberg, Deena and Rosenberg, Bernard (1979). The Music Makers, New York: Columbia University Press, 1st ed., pg. 326, ISBN  0231039530. Then-Chicago Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Henry Mazer and director of its youth concerts in March 1975 on Youth Musical Education in the Chicago Public Schools.

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„I'm in better condition [after going vegan]. My endurance has gone up, and I haven't gotten tired at all during the whole season. … I don't think you should eat something that had a mother.“

—  Salim Stoudamire American basketball player 1982
Interview for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5 April 2007), quoted in "Salim Stoudamire Runs on Broccoli", in ESPN.com (6 April 2007) http://www.espn.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/3218/salim-stoudamire-runs-on-broccoli.

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„And because he didn't do it by football season, we are ready to throw him out on the street and bring back the guys who messed it up just two years ago. That's a little too impatient.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
Larry King Live interview (2010), Context: The country can't get well if the people are sick. And the people are sick. Now, I know Obama's not been the best president and the Democrats are not the best politicians, but you know what? We elected him just two years ago to fix this massive bunch of problems we have. And because he didn't do it by football season, we are ready to throw him out on the street and bring back the guys who messed it up just two years ago. That's a little too impatient. Yes, when he got the patient, the patient was bleeding to death — he got the patient to stop bleeding. But, OK, the patient is not up and back at the office quite yet. It's no reason to throw the doctor out and get back the doctor who was using leaches.

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„This is a free country. A free society throws up these kinds of people, who exercise their freedom in unusual ways. And if this is how he wants to do it, I must accept his constitutional right to do so.“

—  Pricasso Australian painter 1949
About, Mayor of Capetown Helen Zille — cited in: [Cape Argus staff, Artist uses a different stroke on Zille portrait, Cape Argus, South Africa, 7 May 2008, 3, Independent Online]

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„I am still hopeful we can go through the season unbeaten - a frightening thought.“

—  Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949
Arsenal (1996–present), On his team's performances (2002) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/2999849.stm

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„I want everybody in the world to know that this is the way I play all the time. All season, every season. I gave everything I had to this game.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>, Speaking to Roger Angell before Game 7 of the 1971 World Series, as quoted in "Some Pirates and Lesser Men" https://books.google.com/books?id=7PP7VJ0gXa0C&pg=PA285&dq=%22I+want+everybody+in+the+world+to+know+that+this+is+the+way+I+play+all+the+time%22 by Angell, in The New Yorker (November 6, 1971), p. 148; reprinted in Angell's The Summer Game (2004), p. 285

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„I set myself high standards on the pitch and know I have not always lived up to them this season“

—  Rio Ferdinand English association football player 1978
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„I am extremely unwilling that we should take upon ourselves to exercise a jurisdiction which the law does not vest in us.“

—  Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden British barrister and judge, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1762 - 1832
Rex v. Middleton (1819), 1 Chit. Rep. 656.

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