„You wake me up early in the morning to tell me that I'm right? Please wait until I'm wrong.“

As quoted by Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man TV series

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„If someone tells me that I've hurt their feelings I'm still waiting to hear what your point is.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

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„I called my mother up when they announced the Nobel Prize, waiting until 7 in the morning. She said, “That’s nice — and when are you going to see me next?”“

—  Steven Chu American physicist, former United States Secretary of Energy, Nobel laureate 1948

NY Times, April 16, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/magazine/19wwln-q4-t.html?_r=4

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„All the people who are hating me right now and are here waiting to see me die, when you wake up in the morning you aren't going to feel any different. You are going to hate me as much tomorrow as you do tonight.
Reach out to God and he will hear you. Let him touch your hearts. Don't hate all your lives.“

—  Sean Sellers American murderer 1969 - 1999

Final statement before his execution (5 February 1999), quoted in "Man Who Killed 3 as Teen Is Among Pair Executed" in Los Angeles Times (5 February 1999) http://articles.latimes.com/1999/feb/05/news/mn-5135.

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„I'm only waiting for my wife to grow up.“

—  Grover Cleveland 22nd and 24th president of the United States 1837 - 1908

Teasing comment about 9 year old Frances Clara Folsom, after being asked when he might be expected to find a wife. As quoted in An Honest President (2000) by H. Paul Jeffers, p. 37.

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„I'm waiting. … For something new and strange,
Something I've dreamt about in some deep sleep,
Truer than any waking“

—  Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943

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Contexto: I'm waiting. … For something new and strange,
Something I've dreamt about in some deep sleep,
Truer than any waking,
Heard about, long ago, so long ago,
In sunshine and the summer grass of childhood,
When the sky seems so near.
I do not know its shape, its will, its purpose
And yet all day its will has been upon me,
More real than any voice I ever heard,
More real than yours or mine or our dead child's,
More real than all the voices there upstairs,
Brawling above their cups, more real than light.
And there is light in it and fire and peace,
Newness of heart and strangeness like a sword,
And all my body trembles under it,
And yet I do not know.

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