„I hate to say this... it's made to order. Then, I disorder it a little bit or, I should say, I reorder it. I wouldn't be so presumptuous to claim that I had the ability to disorder it. I wish I did.“
Fonte: Quotes, 1971 - 2000, Bomb: X Motion Picture and Center for New Art Activities, 2000, p. 28.
„I don’t think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern.“
— P. D. James English crime writer 1920 - 2014
Interview with Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 26 Sep 2009 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6227400/PD-James-Queen-of-Detective-Fiction-Interview.html.
„This is what is signified by the words Anā l-Ḥaqq, "I am God." People imagine that it is a presumptuous claim, whereas it is really a presumptuous claim to say Ana 'l-'abd, "I am the slave of God"; and Anā l-Ḥaqq, "I am God" is an expression of great humility“
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Commenting on the famous expression of Mansur al-Hallaj, for which al-Hallaj was executed as a blasphemer, in The Mathnawí of Jalálu'ddín Rúmí, Vol. 4, part 7, edited by Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1940) p. 248
Variant translation: People imagine that it is a presumptive claim, whereas it is really a presumptive claim to say "I am the slave of God"; and "I am God" is an expression of great humility. The man who says "I am the slave of God" affirms two existences, his own and God's, but he that says "I am God" has made himself non-existent and has given himself up and says "I am God", that is, "I am naught, He is all; there is no being but God's." This is the extreme of humility and self-abasement.
Contexto: This is what is signified by the words Anā l-Ḥaqq, "I am God." People imagine that it is a presumptuous claim, whereas it is really a presumptuous claim to say Ana 'l-'abd, "I am the slave of God"; and Anā l-Ḥaqq, "I am God" is an expression of great humility. The man who says Ana 'l-'abd, "I am the servant of God" affirms two existences, his own and God's, but he that says Anā l-Ḥaqq, "I am God" has made himself non-existent and has given himself up and says "I am God", that is, "I am naught, He is all; there is no being but God's." This is the extreme of humility and self-abasement.
„He says we should take it easy and that maybe he overreacted a bit."
Dave said, "A bit? That's like Hitler saying, 'Oooh, I just meant to go for a little walk, but then I accidentally invaded Poland.“
— Louise Rennison British writer 1951 - 2016
Fonte: Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?
„What I'm trying to say is... I'm not going to say, "I hate" anything I ever made — but I will say this: My mother is much more proud of what I do now, than all of the fart-joke videos I did in the past.“
— Michael Stevens (educator) Internet personality 1986
Responding to the question "What is your least favorite video?", in "IAMA: Michael Stevens of Vsauce" Reddit (29 April 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hClQ-OER3Y
— Bruce Bennett actor 1906 - 2007
Referring to his role in the The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), as quoted in Please Don't Call Me Tarzan : The Life Story of Herman Brix/Bruce Bennett (2001) by Mike Chapman; also in "Herman Brix, 100; Olympian became actor known as Bruce Bennett" by Dennis McLellan in The Los Angeles Times (28 February 2007) http://articles.latimes.com/2007/feb/28/local/me-bennett28
„When quite young I can remember I had no thought or wish of surpassing others. I was rather taken with a liking of little arts and bits of learning.“
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
Reflections on his earlier life, written when he was 27 (December 1862), published in Letters and Journal of W. Stanley Jevons (1886), edited by Harriet A. Jevons, his wife, p. 11.
Contexto: When quite young I can remember I had no thought or wish of surpassing others. I was rather taken with a liking of little arts and bits of learning. My mother carefully fostered a liking for botany, giving me a small microscope and many books, which I yet have. Strange as it may seem, I now believe that botany and the natural system, by exercising discrimination of kinds, is the best of logical exercises. What I may do in logic is perhaps derived from that early attention to botany.
— Alice Borchardt American fiction writer 1939 - 2007
„[I]t's not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, "Oh my God, Microsoft didn't aim high enough." It's a nice reader, but there's nothing on the iPad I look at and say, "Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it."“
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
"Bill Gates Joins the iPad's Army of Critics. Steve Jobs Couldn't Care Less." CBS MoneyWatch (11 February 2010) http://cbsnews.com/news/bill-gates-joins-the-ipads-army-of-critics-steve-jobs-couldnt-care-less
„Do I wish I didn't say a few things nine years ago? Yes. But if that's the worst thing I ever did, I can live with it.“
— Chris Berman American sportscaster 1955
On Sports Media: 'Big Brother' watches, listens, Barry Jackson, 2008-02-22, 2008-03-27, MiamiHerald.com, http://web.archive.org/web/20070811065546/http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/story/428521.html, 2007-08-11 http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/story/428521.html,
— Ian Carmichael actor 1920 - 2010
After the failure of the broadway run of Boeing-Boeing.
New York Times obituary 9 February 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/arts/television/10carmichael.html
„If economists wished to study the horse, they wouldn't go and look at horses. They'd sit in their studies and say to themselves, "what would I do if I were a horse?"“
— Ronald H. Coase British economist and author 1910 - 2013
Ronald Coase in speech to the "International Society of New Institutional Economics" the 17 September 1999, Washington DC. He claims he was quoting fellow economist Ely Devons which reportedly said this in a meeting
1990s and later
„When I was at Yale, I hung a bit with the Warhol gang. I used some of his superstar types in early movies. I can't say I had any conversations with him, but I did pass him at Max's Kansas City. But I was a big fan of his movies.“
— Lloyd Kaufman American film director 1945
Village Voice http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-01-15/film/troma-lloyd-kaufman-interview/ January 15, 2014
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Fonte: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
„I am not ashamed or afraid to say that I wish more sympathy had been shown on both sides towards the Chartists. … I am not ashamed to say that I sympathise with millions of my fellow-subjects.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Speech in the House of Commons (28 January 1840), quoted in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume I. 1804–1859 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 485
„I know when I was a kid, I used to look at these pictures and listen to the songs of the Gay Nineties, and I used to say to my mother, 'Oh, I wish I had lived then; it was so gay and so wonderful.' […] Now [the Jazz Age] seems very mysterious and wonderful to you, kids, and when you have kids, they'll say, 'Gee, Dad, those 50's, they were something.' […] I really think it goes in cycles. When your kids come in and say 'Gee, Dad, I wish we had done that,' and so on and so forth, it's the same thing. I don't think it's changed a great deal.“
— Helen Kane American actress 1904 - 1966
1959 interview. https://archive.org/details/HelenKaneInterview
„I felt like I was just not being myself. I felt like I was hiding. I was hiding from me. I was hiding from sparkle and magic and fun and fearlessness and music and dance and creative magic… I just knew I had feelings. I knew I had thoughts. I knew I had things I wanted to say. Listen, I'm rebellious. Okay? I always have been. And Erika Jayne is a little bit of a rebel too.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Erika Jayne interview to Nightline http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/erika-girardi-on-creation-of-erika-jayne (2017)
„I wish the first word I ever said was the word "quote," so right before I die I could say "unquote."“
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
When the Leaves Blow Away (2006), I Still Have a Pony (2007)