„I said to your predecessor: 'You know what they're all saying, no more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.' The fellow didn't even laugh.“
„By your faith in people, you will someday be betrayed.
I thought it was the same as being rejected.
At the time I didn't have that kind of strength.
Certainly, I knew too much.
It was said that I was a strong child.
I was praised, saying "you must have strength not to cry"
The more things like that were said,
the more even laughing was painful.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
A Song for XX
„When I said I was going to become a comedian, they all laughed. Well, they're not laughing now, are they?“
— Bob Monkhouse English entertainer 1928 - 2003
Second obituary on BBC news website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/1958051.stm
„Whether the succeeding generation is to be more virtuous than their predecessors, I cannot say; but I am sure they will have more worldly wisdom, and enough, I hope, to know that honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Letter to Nathaniel Macon (12 January 1819) http://books.google.com/books?id=oiYWAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Honesty+is+the+first+chapter+in+the+book+of+wisdom%22&pg=PA112#v=onepage
— Daniel J. Boorstin American historian 1914 - 2004
A Case of Hypochondria, Newsweek (6 July 1970).
— Andy Kessler American writer 1958
Part I, Raising Funds, Hedgies, p. 24.
„Trump: No, I didn't use the word. I never said the word, Bill. I don't know who told you -- I would never use the word. I didn't say the word. I said, "you can tell them to go [beat of silence] themselves."
O'Reilly: But the lips kind of moved in the --
Trump: Well, they might have. No, I didn't say the word. I wouldn't do that. Even I -- hey Bill, even I wouldn't do that, okay. No, I never said the word.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
On an interview on The O'Reilly Factor (6 February 2016)
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
„I don't know if there is a gene for comedy, but my dad was a very funny man.... He just didn't know it. He was a naturally funny character, and when my brother and I would laugh at things he said and did, he would say, 'What do you think is so funny?“
— Jim Belushi American actor, comedian, singer, and musician 1954
In: Rick Kogan. " Belushis: Funny is in their bones: Jim, son Robert and stand-up Kyle Lane team up to create intimate Comedy Bar on Ontario Street http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-26/entertainment/ct-ae-1028-kogan-sidewalks-20121026_1_stand-up-comedy-improv-funny-guyThe," in: The Chicago Tribune, October 26, 2012.