„Everybody thinks they'll never get married at your age. So did Jack, he told me. You think you can go on all your life being single, I remember he said, but you suddenly find out that you can't.“
„They'll kill your little brother and they'll tell you he's a criminal They'll fucking kill you too, so you better not get physical Welcome to America, the type of shit is typical Isn't life beautiful? I think that life is beautiful“
— Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song Life is Beautiful, Album: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2
„"I'm scared of him," said Piggy, "and that's why I know him. If you're scared of someone you hate him but you can't stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he's alright really, an' then when you see him again; it's like asthma an' you can't breath. I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph —"
"Me? Why me?"
"I dunno. You got him over the fire; an' you're chief an' he isn't."
"But he's Jack Merridew!"
"I been in bed so much I done some thinking. I know about people. I know about me. And him. He can't hurt you: but if you're standing out of the way he'd hurt the next thing. And that's me."
"Piggy's right, Ralph. There's you and Jack. Go on being chief."“
— William Golding British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1911 - 1993
Ch. 5: Beast from Water
„If you can't tell your sister,
If you can't tell a priest,
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
Can you tell it to your heart?
Can you find it in your heart
To let go of these feelings…“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„Surrounded by army, you think you're going to die. You can't shower because they'll find you nude.“
— Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963
„“Son,” he said, “you’re going to work in this life, and you’re going to play. And when the last days come, you’ll look back and find that that’s all there was, and endless stream of days going back to today. But if you can find the thing you should be doing, the thing that makes you you, and if you can make that thing yours, then you’ve beaten the game. I haven’t. Most men don’t. You probably won’t, either, but the point is to try, and to never give up, even when you think it’s over.”“
— Eric Garcia An amazing author who has written several wonderful books! 1972
Chapter 21 (p. 311)
„Jack," said Charles, "he's making up words again."
"Yes," Jack replied, "but he's getting better at it, don't you think?“
— James A. Owen, The Search for the Red Dragon
„"You told me what the first rule of wisdom is," I said. "What is the second rule?"
"That can be answered," he said. "There are five in all. Always ask any questions that are to be asked and never answer any. Turn everything you hear to your own advantage. Always carry a repair outfit. Take left turns as much as possible. Never apply your front brake first... If you follow them," said the Sergeant, "you will save your soul and you will never get a fall on a slippy road."“
— Flann O'Brien Irish writer 1911 - 1966
„I remember we adjourned for lunch and a friendly Afrikaner warder asked me the question, "Mandela, what do you think is going to happen to you in this case?" I said to him, "Agh, they are going to hang us." Now, I was really expecting some word of encouragement from him. And I thought he was going to say, "Agh man, that can never happen." But he became serious and then he said, "I think you are right, they are going to hang you."“
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
Interview segment http://www.radiodiaries.org/mandela/t_movement.html on All Things Considered (NPR) broadcast (27 April 2004)
„“He looked at me and said, ‘The difference between your agent and me is that your agent can’t get you out of here at five o’clock on Friday and I can. And all it’ll cost you is twenty percent ”
“‘Gene, I can’t do that to this agent,’ I said. ‘He got me the job.'”
“And then he said, and I will never forget his exact words, ‘Well, you’re just going to have to learn how to bow down and say master.'”“
— Gene Roddenberry American television screenwriter and producer 1921 - 1991
As quoted by Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner in Up Till Now " Shatner: Roddenberry Was A Chiseler http://trekmovie.com/2008/06/02/shatner-roddenberry-was-a-chiseler/" TrekMovie.com, June 2, 2008