„Regardless of how I live my life, there are people who develop fixations that are not healthy. It could be a visual thing, or it could be the music that they are drawn to. These people need help.“
„People say having kids is life changing, well that doesn't necessarily mean a good thing, does it? I could take one of my legs off. That would change my life.“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
„"You talk like a fellow with some education, like someone who knows how to use his head. If you wanted to lead a decent and proper life, there are all sorts of things you could do. Why do you choose to steal?"
"Sir, I know this is a perilous occupation, and I am familiar with many a way to earn an honest bit of money. But the world wouldn't let me live in peace, so that's why I naturally turned to crime."
"What a strange way to talk!"
"That is so, sir, but it's true. I went to live with people, but they didn't take care of me. I learned to do things, and people gave me no chance to do them. Every family I met treated me badly. People weren't nice to me, so I became an enemy of the people. Now I force people to give me what I need in my life."“
— Nguyễn Công Hoan 1903 - 1977
Abandonment (1937), as quoted in Understanding Vietnam by Neil L. Jamieson (University of California Press, 1995), , pp. 158–159
„I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?“
— Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
„It is also a fact that people who are isolated and alienated in their neighborhoods as a result of the large number of neighbors who do not speak Norwegian, who do not follow the Norwegian customs, norms and way of life, could have psychosomatic disorders that can lead to both sickness leave and need for medical help.“
— Carl I. Hagen Norwegian politician 1944
Comment on the basis of the so-called immigrant account by MP Øystein Hedstrøm, election campaign in 1995, reproduced in the book Kong Carl (p. 267).
„I was a French Quarter rat from the moment I could get on a bus by myself and go to the French Quarter. I played music most of my early life and it just seemed that to entertain people was a really good thing to do.“
— John Larroquette born 1947; American film, television and stage actor 1947
Responding to the question, "When did you know that the acting thing was for you?" during an interview with Tavis Smiley, http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200804/20080411_larroquette.html Tavis Smiley Tonight (2008-10-18).
„People will say "there's no money in music", that's not true, there's no money in music to people who aren't educated on how to make money.“
— Marcus Orelias American actor, rapper, songwriter, author and entrepreneur
— Ira Gershwin American lyricist 1896 - 1983
"I Got Rhythm", Girl Crazy, Act I (1930).
„I could no longer reconcile the claims of faith with the facts of life. In particular, I could no longer explain how there can be a good and all-powerful God actively involved with this world, given the state of things. For many people who inhabit this planet, life is a cesspool of misery and suffering. I came to a point where I simply could not believe that there is a good and kindly disposed Ruler who is in charge of it.“
— Bart D. Ehrman American academic 1955
Ch. 1, p. 3
— Khaled Hosseini novelist 1965
„[re Danakil country] I was among a savage, good-looking people with a dangerous reputation. I was travelling with camels in hot, arid country under testing conditions where, if things went wrong, I could get no help and where men's lives depended on my judgement.“
— Wilfred Thesiger British explorer 1910 - 2003
— Ben Moody American musician 1981
„I have never come close to being married or engaged. I was with someone eight years ago when I questioned whether I wanted the pressure of being married or having children. I always felt that if pregnancy was to happen, it would happen; if it didn't, it didn't.... I have security, I don't need a man in my life. I don't have pets, I have two guard dogs; and I don't do my own shopping; it's a security thing.... The downside of success is stalkers. I have had death threats from people with fixations who need help.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961