„Xylophone is spelled with an X, that's wrong, xylophone's zzzz, X? I don't fuckin' see it. It should be a Z up front, next time you have to spell xylophone, use a Z. When someone says "Hey that's wrong." say "No it ain't. If you think that's wrong, you need to get your head Z-rayed." It's like X wasn't given enough to do, so they had to promise it more. Okay, you don't start a lot of words, but we'll give you a co-starring role in tic-tac-toe. And you will be associated with hugs and kisses. And you will mark the spot. And you will make writing Christmas easier. And incidentally, you will start xylophone. Are you happy, you fuckin' X?!“
„I am one of the guys that thinks you never have to give up. When you have that 'X' that says you're eliminated, then you give up. Not anybody in the league, not Kansas City, not Pittsburgh, has that 'X' that says they are eliminated. We're still fighting for something. We still have a chance to do a lot of things. We're still fighting for something. We still have a chance to do a lot of things.“
— Carlos Zambrano Venezuelan baseball pitcher 1981
2006, Gano, Rick, Chi Cubs 6, St. Louis 3 http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=260730116, Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on June 16, 2007
— Dr. Seuss, livro On Beyond Zebra!
On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
„That’s the a, b, c of politics. It ain’t easy work to get up to q and z. You have to give nearly all your time and attention to it. p. 20“
— George Washington Plunkitt New York State Senator 1842 - 1924
Chapter 4, Reformers Only Mornin’ Glories
„You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other?“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1860s, Allow the humblest man an equal chance (1860), Context: But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where are they? Let us apply a few tests. You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other? You will not let us do a single thing as if it was wrong; there is no place where you will allow it to be even called wrong! We must not call it wrong in the Free States, because it is not there, and we must not call it wrong in the Slave States because it is there; we must not call it wrong in politics because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into religion; we must not bring it into the Tract Society or the other societies, because those are such unsuitable places, and there is no single place, according to you, where this wrong thing can properly be called wrong!
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
„I think that I say those things that make people so angry, not because I really mean them, but because I simply thought of a clever way to say them. It's a kind of art, to think of the perfect way to say an idea, and when you think of it then you have to say it, because words don't exist until you say them."
"A pretty feeble kind of art, Nyef, and I say you should give it up before it gets you killed.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, The Memory Of Earth (1992)
„When I have to think about it, I know the picture is wrong. And sizing is a form of thinking and coloring is too. My instinct about painting says, 'If you don’t think about it, it's right'. As soon as you have to decide and choose, it's wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets. Some people, they paint abstract, so they sit there thinking about it because their thinking makes them feel they're doing something. But my thinking never makes me feel I'm doing anything.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
1975, p. 149
„I don't really feel sexy when I do love scenes because when I kiss a girl or a guy I want to be the one to decide to do that. And if someone says "OK, kiss him!" and you are getting paid for it, what is your profession? I don't want to be a prostitute being told stuff like "Show us your boob!", you know. So for me it really is a very uncomfortable day whenever you shoot that stuff. And so what you really is someone that you trust and feel comfortable with and someone who you really think has your back as a friend.“
— James Marsters American actor 1962
James Marsters talks kissing Sarah and John at Phoenix Comic Con (May 29 '10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAEH8t4-t7U&t=0s&list=PLC81dErieu1XuNMZ7LzXSB1LZmxGIpZif
„Every relationship starts out with a dream of what you think it's going to be, and you either have the tool kit when you get to the hard spots where you'll make it through, or you need to move on.“
— Susan Sarandon American actress 1946
Quote, As quoted in "Susan Sarandon On 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'" in The Daily Beast (16 March 2012) http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/16/susan-sarandon-on-jeff-who-lives-at-home-limbaugh-the-gop-tim-robbins-and-more
„When my soul was in the lost and found,
You came along to claim it.
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it.
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for,
Cause if I make you happy I don't need to do more.“
— Carole King, livro A Natural Woman
Song lyrics, Singles, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967), Co-written with Gerry Goffin and Jerry Wexler, first recorded by Aretha Franklin
„One day you think you never even made a choice and then you have to make one, even a wrong one, just so you're sure you're still able. And once that's over, you can go back and be happy again with what you were before you started worrying.“
— Richard Ford American novelist and short story writer 1944
A Piece of My Heart (1976), p. 276
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
„Don't be afraid of us, we are all the same. You can't get AIDS if you touch, hug, kiss, hold hands with someone who is infected.“
— Nkosi Johnson South African child AIDS activist 1989 - 2001
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource http://www.thebody.com/content/news/art42594.html