„The world seemed cruel and boring, and I'm not sure which was worse.“

"Why Nerds are Unpopular," February 2003

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„I once bought a Manchester United hat, which I think was 12 shillings, and somebody ran up behind me and pulled it off and just ran ahead. I thought, 'It's a very cruel world, I'm not prepared for this.“

—  Morrissey English singer 1959

And I decided to get my revenge on society.
from "Stop me if you've heard this one before", interview by Len Brown in NME (2h February 1988)
In interviews etc., About himself and his work

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„Translation: How many things there are in this world which do not seem to be, and how many which seem to be and are not.“

—  Alessandro Pepoli Italian writer 1757 - 1796

In questo mondo, quante cose sonc e non sembrano! e quante poi sembrano e non sono!
La Scomessa, Act I., Sc. III. — (Il Marchese.). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 325.

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„Tony Fernández, who has worn hero's laurels throughout the postseason, including earlier in this seventh game of the World Series—now, cruel as it may seem, perhaps being fitted for goat horns.“

—  Bob Costas American sportscaster 1952

Calling a miscue by Cleveland Indians second baseman Tony Fernández in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series, ultimately won by the Florida Marlins.

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„I'm an agnostic. Sometimes I muse deeply on the forces that are for me invisible. When I am almost close to the idea of God, I feel immediately estranged by the horrors of this world, which he seems to tolerate…“

—  Stanislaw Ulam Polish-American mathematician 1909 - 1984

as quoted by Olgierd Budrewicz in The melting-pot revisited: twenty well-known Americans of Polish background http://books.google.com/books?ei=jntPUNaTMafZ0QHMloGQBQ&id=pc51AAAAMAAJ&dq=Olgierd+Budrewicz%7C&q=Sometimes+I+muse#search_anchor, publish by Interpress, page 36, 1977.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“