— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
Lines 659–660 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
— Charles Stewart Parnell Irish politician 1846 - 1891
— Ned Kelly Australian bushranger 1855 - 1880
Context: I will go a little further than that, and say I will see you there where I go. To Judge Redmond Barry when told "May the Lord have mercy on your soul" after being sentenced to death by hanging.
— Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943
„I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I'm not saying it's a great idea. I just want to talk about this... I'm not going to pocket it; we're going to talk about it.“
— Andrew Saul
Magazine Government Executive http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0605/062305pb.htm (2005).
„There are those who deny me the right to speak of God, because I am not a believer. And I say that I have every right in the world. I want to talk about God because it is a problem that affects all humanity.“
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
Interview with "El País", 2009.
„I don't see the world like that all the time, but I see the world like that a lot.
So what am I going to do about that?“
— Elizabeth Hand American writer 1957
Context: I don't think all artists are mad, but there is statistical medical evidence that a lot of creative people suffer from various mood disorders. They fall somewhere on the spectrum of being bipolar, of being borderline autistic and so on. These things are there. Now of course these days you can go to college and when you come out you are a professional artist and you can run a gallery as a business and have a career. That is a very valid way for an artist to make a living. But it doesn't make for a very interesting story. It doesn't have a lot of mythic subtext. … For me a lot of the world really is like that. The scenes in my book that people describe as "such a hallucinatory sequence" … I don't see the world like that all the time, but I see the world like that a lot. So what am I going to do about that? Am I going to go crazy? Am I going to institutionalize myself? Am I going to go and work in a cubicle as a telemarketer so that I don't give vent to that? Or am I going to take that and channel it into my work? It is a gift.
„I don't want to talk about things I haven't seen, so if they want me to talk about those things, I've got to go there and see for myself.“
— Diana, Princess of Wales First wife of Charles, Prince of Wales 1961 - 1997
„Every trainer talks about movement, about running a lot. I say don't run so much. Football is a game you play with your brain. You have to be in the right place at the right moment, not too early, not too late.“
— Johan Cruyff Dutch association football player 1947 - 2016
reported in David Winner (2012). Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football.
„If you are having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one, you think - this guy is talking about women, but I am not. I am not talking about women at all. In the first verse I am talking about the industry, magazines and radio. I am using that as a metaphor. And in the second verse I am talking about a K9, which is a female dog, which is a bitch. And then in the third verse I am talking about a guy trying to punk me. So I am not talking about a female at no time in that song. But if you just hear the record, 99 problems but a bitch ain't one, you'll think that I am talking about about women, but I am not, at no point in the song.“
— Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969
Jay-Z being interviewed by Charlie Rose 2/7/05
„As long as I live I shall not allow myself to forget that I shall die; I am waiting for death so that I can forget about it.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„I want to go further and further. I can hardly wait until I am a real artist. And then I long so for life. I've only begun to get a little taste of it.“
— Paula Modersohn-Becker German artist 1876 - 1907
In her Journal-entry, December, 1898; as quoted in Modersohn-Becker P, Busch G, Reinken LV: Paula Modersohn-Becker, the Letters and Journals, Taplinger; New York 1983, p. 118