„I ain't no angel, I still got a few more dances with the devil.
I'm cleaning up my act little by little.
I'm getting there. I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see.
I ain't as good as I'm gonna get, but I'm better than I used to be.“
Better Than I Used to Be
Song lyrics, Emotional Traffic (2012)
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross American psychiatrist 1926 - 2004
„I have more dumb luck thank anybody I know. There must be a convey of guardian angels working twenty-four hours a day looking after me[…] Like the night I first got to Nashville that I laid down in the middle of Broadway, waiting to get run over. It didn't happen […] I could swear they were keeping me alive just to see what I'd get next, I'm glad they feel that way. I'm trying to help them a little more this days.“
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
[The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes, 29, Random House Digital, 2003, 9780375758607, Nelson, Willie; McMurtry, Larry]
— Mel Brooks American director, writer, actor, and producer 1926
The 2,000 Year Old Man (and sequels)
„This is a weird feeling in my life I have to deal with, not being a violent man anymore when my whole life's reputation was built on being extremely violent. I just don't know how to deal with that right now. I don't even go to strip clubs no more. I don't know who I am sometimes, but I am not the guy I used to be. I'm not an angel or anything. I'm still lascivious, periodically. I'm just looking for some balance in my life.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
— John Perry Barlow American poet and essayist 1947 - 2018
"Estimated Prophet" on the Grateful Dead album Terrapin Station (1977); lyrics by Barlow http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/estimate.html, music by Bob Weir · Grateful Dead performance at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (27 April 1977) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WAK2vihBdw · JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA (7 July 1989) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5iB3ITGIU
Contexto: p>My time coming, any day, don't worry about me, no
Been so long I felt this way, I'm in no hurry, no.
Rainbows end down that highway where ocean breezes blow
My time coming, voices saying, they tell me where to go.
Don't worry 'bout me, no no, don't worry 'bout me, no
And I'm in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go. California, preaching on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm going to shine.</p
„If I spent too much time here in Los Angeles, I could probably get a little messed up. It's not real here, being on a set with only actors. I've worked with people who were totally cool, then once they got all the publicity and attention, it just went to their heads. If I did anything like that my friends would say, 'What's up with you? That really doesn't fly here.' I'm lucky I have a really strong network of people I'm close to, so I try to keep as grounded as possible by going home every weekend, where I'm just normal.“
— Larisa Oleynik actress 1981
TV Guide, October 26, 1996.
„Kylie Minogue is just a demonic little idiot as far as I'm concerned. She gets cool dance producers to work with her for some bizarre reason, I don't know why. She doesn't even have a good name. It's a stupid name, Kylie, I just don't get it“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Noel Gallagher cited in " Kylie 'demonic', says Oasis star http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2070390.stm", at news.bbc.co.uk, 27 June, 2002
Controversy with other artists
— Louise Rennison British writer 1951 - 2016
Fonte: Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants
„To dance with the naked [blow-up] doll, that was me! That's what I mean by I'm real, I'm truly hardcore, because I needed the money and I had to work. So if he told me that for me to get paid I had to go out there in bikini briefs and hop on top of this [blow-up] doll and that's how I gotta get paid, and I was homeless at the time, that's what I had to do. But What I did was not let him pimp me, you know what I'm saying. It wasn't like I just did that because that was my order. As soon as I got the check's to say what was on my mind, I said what was on my mind. And we have a platinum record now, you know what I'm saying.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, MTV interview (1994)
„Ain't no angel gonna greet me.
It's just you and I my friend.
My clothes don't fit me no more.
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Streets of Philadelphia"
Song lyrics, Singles
„I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
„I don't use a crap camera, I don't eat junk, and I'm not going to a dance where the boys are bores“
— Adriana Trigiani American film director 1970
Fonte: Viola in Reel Life
„Hell, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn't hold a candle to the Irish Mafia.“
— Jimmy Hoffa American labor leader 1913 - 1982
Chapter 7, Gangsters and the "Irish Mafia", p. 128
„Most of the time you're playing the crazy girl or the stripper - always the stripper! I mean, how many strippers can I play. I can do a lap dance phenomenally, and that's not a good sign, because I'm not a stripper.“
— Diora Baird American actress and model 1983
About her roles; in Stuff magazine, reprinted in October 23, 2006 New York Post, p. 6.
„We've all done things we shouldn't, it's just I did stuff at college, when nobody knew about it, so I'm not a saint. … I wasted time doing self-destructive things but it didn't work. I found out you can only dance on so many tabletops. I got that all out of my system and now I'm healthy and I'm grounded.“
— Anne Hathaway American actress 1982
As quoted in "Anne Hathaway : I'm Not a Saint" in People magazine (20 February 2007) http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20012312,00.html