„If I've got a talent, it's for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always seem to get people to sing with me.“
„Others shall sing the song,
Others shall right the wrong,—
Finish what I begin,
And all I fail of win.“
— John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892
Context: Sweeter than any sung My songs that found no tongue; Nobler than any fact My wish that failed of act. Others shall sing the song, Others shall right the wrong,— Finish what I begin, And all I fail of win. My Triumph, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
Context: I come from a country where we do not have the same struggles as you have. I respect your struggles. And it may surprise you, but I respect both sides of this struggle. It seems to be that in Europe there needs to be a left foot and a right foot to move forward. I wish that both feet move forward and the body moves towards its proper destiny. This is an intense country; the people are heroic, the spirit is independent. It is a difficult country to govern, it needs a strong government and a strong union. … I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party. And I say the prayer, that we said in our synagogue, I say it for the leader of your union and the leader of your party. May the Lord put a spirit, a wisdom and understanding into the hearts of your leaders and into the hearts of all their counsellors. Introducing "Who by Fire"
„Today’s dancers are not dignified. There’s a lot of talent but they are getting ample help. In our time you had to get the steps right, the words right and the movement right. Otherwise you had to start all over again. Today even if they miss a step it can be adjusted at the editing.“
— Vyjayanthimala Indian actress, politician & dancer 1936
„I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations.“
— Jasmine Guy American actor, director and singer 1962
— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Pt. 1, ch. 10 Miss Maudie
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Speech delivered in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College (22 October 1964), as reported in "When MLK came to Oberlin" by Cindy Leise, The Chronicle-Telegram (21 January 2008) http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2008/01/21/when-mlk-came-to-oberlin/
„Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
Book II, 1109a.27. Variant translation: Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. As quoted in The Child: At Home and School (1944) by Edith M. Leonard, Lillian E. Miles, and Catherine S. Van der Kar, p. 203
„I've got no time to look back, I've got no time to see
The pieces of my heart that have been ripped away from me.
And if the feeling starts to coming, I've learned to stop 'em fast
Because I don't know, if I let 'em go, they might not wanna pass.
And there's just so many people trying to get me on the phone
And there's bills to pay, and songs to play
And a house to make a home.
I guess I'm older now and I've got no time to cry.“
— Iris DeMent American singer and songwriter 1961
No Time to Cry
— Joe Satriani American guitar player 1956
As quoted in BAM Magazine (6 April 1990).
„Get it wrong, and we call it a cult. Get it right, in the right time and the right place, and maybe, for the next few millennia, people won't have to go to work on your birthday.“
— Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957
"Sapolsky on Religion", Human Behavioral Biology 150/250 (Spring 2002) http://blip.tv/file/2204956/ <!-- Timecode 26:00 --><!-- http://old.richarddawkins.net/videos/3931-sapolsky-on-religion -->
„I think you can meet the right girl at the wrong time, and it gets screwed up. If you meet the right girl at the wrong time, that girl has to be the most understanding person in the world because there's going to be a lot more bumps in the road. And, hey, it might be the right time for the guy and not for the girl, but if it's not the right time for one of them, and the other one tries to control that, it's not gonna have a happy ending. Both people have to be ready, and they might not think they're ready... that's why I think it's the right girl first.“
— Jake Johnson
New Girl's Jake Johnson Talks Married Life, Drinking, and Partying at Steven Speilberg's House (for Real) http://www.glamour.com/story/new-girls-jake-johnson-talks-t (August 22, 2013)