„With the main perpetrators of the 2000 coup around anything disastrous can happen. These people are the root of the coup culture and once they are put away this country can move forward.“
— Maciu Navakasuasua Fijian political organizer
in: "Interview, 11 January 2006", Fiji Sun http://www.sun.com.fj, 11 January 2006.
„Imagination is a quality that was given to man compensate him from whats not. The sense of humor was given to console him from what is.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Alice Meynell English publisher, editor, writer, poet, activist 1847 - 1922
Opening lines of Song of Derivations" https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-song-of-derivations/"A. In Poems (London: John Lane, 1896) this poem is titled "The Modern Poet: A Song of Derivations". In later editions of Poems, it is titled "A Poet's Fancies VIII: A Song of Derivations".
— Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
„I do not accept the view, widely held in the Federal Cabinet, that some kind of slow Asian takeover of Australia is inevitable. I do not believe that we are powerless. I do believe that we can with good will and good sense control our destiny.... As a people, we seem to move from extreme to extreme. In the past 30 years the government of Australia has moved from the extreme of wanting a white Australia to the extreme of saying that we will have an Asian Australia and that the quicker we move towards it the better.“
— Geoffrey Blainey Australian historian 1930
"The Dilemma of Asian Immigration," The Age (March 20, 1984)
„The part of my life I think I'm most disappointed in is that I have not had the great marriage. And I would have thought that would have happened, because I came from a home—you know, it's not like some of my friends, they get divorced, but their parents were divorced twice or three times. I came from a home where marriage was just incredible. I mean, my parents truly loved each other.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Good Morning America (2 December 1999), as quoted in The World According to Trump (2005) by Ken Lawrence, p. 46
— Massoud Barzani Iraqi Kurdish politician 1946
„"This nation made a mistake the first time it granted amnesty to the perpetrators of the 1987 coup. The trust and confidence we showed then was sadly displaced. This time around, we must take a hard line attitude to those who think they can overthrow a democratically-elected government with impunity. We have to stamp out this coup-culture that has developed in Fiji." (20 May 2005)“
— Mahendra Chaudhry Fijian politician 1942
„It would be so nice to have the luxury just to laze. So nice not to have to always get up and get dressed for some occasion. Always having to move from here to there, where everything is scheduled and even having lunch with my kids on their Easter break has to be slotted in. Maybe one day...“
— Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007
— Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life