„I try to keep myself centered. I don't go to parties and all that. I don't think being seen or being in the right place is going to make me a better actress. I care about my work and try to do what's right in my heart.“
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "Fenn Fatale", by Martha Frankel. Exposure (USA). September 1990. p. 56-63.
„Larry Bird is what keeps me going. He's my measuring stick. I don't think I would be as interested in the game if I weren't trying to play better than him.“
— Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956
Magic Johnson — reported in Alan Goldstein (February 7, 1988) "Five at the Top of Their Game; Bird, Johnson aren't alone anymore as best players in the NBA", Baltimore Sun, p. 19.
„Me personally and professionally, I haven't been that outspoken about race and class, partly because it's in my work, but in part because I don't want to get hate mail. I'm sick of trying to talk to people. I don't think you can change people. I think people have to be forced to do the right thing, so I'm not interested in trying to change people's opinion. I can illuminate, and you can see if you like. And if you can't see it, then just go buy the next book. But I'm sorry, I'm no longer interested in trying to be nice about what is right, because that doesn't work.“
— James McBride (writer) American journalist 1957
On letting his work speak regarding race and class in “James McBride Says Fiction Writing Allows Him More Freedom” https://www.npr.org/2017/10/01/554933082/james-mcbride-says-fiction-writing-allows-him-more-freedom in NPR (2017 Oct 1)
„I'm about caring, I'm about people, and I'm about entertaining people. I'm a family man. A husband. A father. I've been a lot of other things over the years, which we don't really want to talk about. I'm always working on trying to better myself, you know? I think that that is an ongoing thing with me. I think I'll do that for the rest of my life. I'm always thinking of what I can do today to better my life.“
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
Launch.com October 30, 1998
„The only person I do worry about, that I want to be a good person for, I think is my responsibility, is my sister. I'm going to be cool for you, okay. I like, I need to, I like being by myself right now. I think it's good for me.“
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
Diane Sawyer interview http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/stories/2003_11_23/story_1024.asp, 60 Minutes (23 November 2003)
„I don't know what I'll be writing a few years from now. I have some ideas — I have lots of different things I want to try. I almost don't really care what history thinks. I like the way I'm being treated right now.“
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
On how he would like to be remembered (1994)
Contexto: Oh, I don't know — that's a hell of a question — I don't tend to look at my stuff that way. I just look at it a book at a time. Something like the Amber books are in a different class. I try not to anticipate. I don't know what I'll be writing a few years from now. I have some ideas — I have lots of different things I want to try. I almost don't really care what history thinks. I like the way I'm being treated right now.
„I don't care what people think. This is my life. I know who I am. I stood up for my rights and my life.“
— Tarkan Turkish singer 1972
Pop Music's Young Turk, Washington Post, November 18, 2001, https://archive.is/v9Jw, 2012-12-09 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A41014-2001Nov16¬Found=true,
„I don't care what people say about me and what they think about me. I care about my team and I care about myself. Lots of people watch hockey, and I think everybody has different thinking.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
John Vogl (December 27, 2006) "No standing ovation for Ovechkin", The Buffalo News, p. D4.
„I think people don't expect a lot from me. I'm trying to think at what age I noticed it was more about how I looked and less about what I do, but to me that was never the interesting part about me. I had nothing to do with my looks.“
— Katherine Heigl American actress and film producer 1978
Allure magazine (2007)
„It's my show, and there's no place for opinion on my show. It's uninteresting to me. I don't care what Sean Hannity thinks and I don't care what Alan Colmes thinks and I guarantee they don't care what I think and they don't know, either. You know what's interesting to me? What's interesting to me is that the thing people want to know about is the part on which I spend absolutely no time.“
— Shepard Smith television news anchor from the United States 1964
As quoted in "Interview with Shepard Smith" https://web.archive.org/web/20120501134518/http://www.esquire.com/features/shepard-smith-fox-news-0309-2 (February 10, 2009), by Tom Junod, Esquire, Hearst Communications Inc.
„And now I know it's hard when you don't know what to think
And every single smile is a foil and you're waking up
You might try but you won't get by until you're crucified for all the things you try to do
Well I don't care if you sink or swim
And I don't care how you hold it in
As long as you don't bother me with all the things I don't bother you with
And 9 times out of 10 you might be right
But what about that time you know you're wrong?
You sing that same song
And everybody smiles but they'll never get along“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"We Are The Few" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/06/
— Shigeru Miyamoto Japanese video game designer and producer 1952
Fonte: Digital Trends http://news.digitaltrends.com/featured_article58.html
„Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are. People talk to me about my choices. I don't make choices, hardly. Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something. What's the choice? Somebody will say, 'Don't do that part, you don't need to do that part.' And I'll say, 'Why not? What am I going to do? Sit around the house? I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun.“
— Christopher Walken American actor 1943
William Leith (January 25, 2003) "Dancing in the Dark: He was a baby when he got his first showbiz break in the 1940s, and then firmly schooled in the song-and-dance tradition. So how did Christopher Walken end up as a master of evil?", The Guardian.
— Jean-Michel Basquiat American artist 1960 - 1988
On his artistic process in “Jean-Michel Basquiat on How to Be an Artist” https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-artist-jean-michel-basquiat in Artsy (2019 Jun 6)
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
FUSE Lady Gaga: On The Record (Part 1) HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiYM-OzG6yw
„I had a mitherable childhood. Nobody loved me. I think I have a right to try again, looking pwettier, don't you?“
— Diana Wynne Jones English children's fantasy writer 1934 - 2011
Fonte: Castle Series, House of Many Ways (2008), p. 306.
„On the second album I worked with a lot of people that I worked with on the Metamorphosis album. And when I worked on Metamorphosis I was so nervous and shy about going into the studio and working with people, they eventually toward the end made me feel so comfortable and so secure with myself. I loved working with them. I have a great relationship with them. I talk to them [all the time]. When we started talking about the second album, I was like, "I want to work with all the same people." They knew what was going on in my life, what I was going through. I would call them and say, "I feel like this right now. I want a song about this…" I never really felt like I had enough time to write my whole album and I don't know if I'm secure enough with myself to do that. But I wrote three songs on the album, one I wrote with my sister. It's so personal and these people really got what I was going through and how I feel inside. I think that's what makes it good and that's what makes me relate to them.“
— Hilary Duff American actress and singer 1987
Murray, Rebecca. "Hilary Duff Talks About 'Raise Your Voice'" http://movies.about.com/od/raiseyourvoice/a/raisehd092804.htm. About.com. Retrieved October 25 2006.
On Hilary Duff (2004).
„I do not care about home runs. The pitch is always away from me and it is foolish to try to pull this pitch for a home run. The pitcher does not wish it so, and I don't try. I am not foolish. Only in Philadelphia I think maybe I will try for the home run, but I do not think so even in L. A. I make the hits which the pitcher cannot stop, and that is better than striking out and will drive out the pitcher, too.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted by Les Biederman—who, not coincidentally, notes both Clemente's successful suppression of "the home run urge" and his ability to "hit for distance with the best" (the former earning the "unqualified praise of George Sisler")—in The Sporting News (June 1, 1960), p. 7
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1960</big>