„You are drafted and you get Tommy John right away, you have to wonder what are (the Mets) thinking of you then? I was advancing slowly (through the minor leagues). I started seeing guys who were drafted higher than me and signed for more money than me getting released. I was 24 in High-A and you don’t want to think about (finding another career), but I knew I had to prove myself. So I had to figure this out.“
— Jacob deGrom American baseball player 1988
quoted by Kristie Ackert of www.nydailynews.com http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/jacob-degrom-prove-years-success-article-1.3391972
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„You knew exactly who the good guys were and who were the bad guys just by the chord: the good guys got a perfect fifth - strong, compassionate - the bad guys got an augmented fourth... Just a semitone, but sometimes in life when you make the wrong choices, it's just a semitone out.“
— Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1964
„You know me better than anyone, and you're my best friend. I don't think there's anything you could say to me that would lead me to believe that you're doing it just to hurt me. If there's one thing I've come to know about you, it's that you're not even capable of something like that. Why do you think I like spending time with you so much? Because you're a good guy. A nice guy.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Julie Barenson, Chapter 15, p. 163
„(if he's ever been in a 'romcom' or 'chick flick' before) I think there’s a strength in expressing emotion. If you were a guy, you used to have to be really masculine, but now expressing emotion is accepted and respected.“
— Zayn Malik British singer 1993
As 'guy who has a twin sister' on 2017-03-20, https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/03/zayn-malik-interview-the-times-quotes
„I guess we're even, Sadie. First, Walt and I rushed off to save you in London. Then, you and Walt rushed off to save me. The only one who got shafted on both deals was Walt. Poor guy gets hauled all over the world pulling us out of trouble“
— Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire
„The guy that was standing said, "We don't want you here."
Reacher said, "You're confusing me with someone who gives a shit what you want."
"You won't get served in here."
"Not a hope."
"You could order for me."
"And then what?"
"Then I could eat your lunch."“
— Lee Child British thriller writer 1954
Nothing to Lose, Ch. 4 (2008).
„You listeners, the ones who found me first are, I believe, the future of great art thinkers. Because anyone that's found me now I really think is grabbing on to the ideas that I have, more than anything. It's about the music but it's also about the story. So thank you guys for loving and reading the story and being as into it and as passionate as I am.“
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
Interview with DJ Ron Slomowicz at About.com http://dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/LadyGagaInt_2.htm
„I get accused all the time of having a big
mouth. But if you ask me, guys gossip way more than girls do.“
— Meg Cabot, Queen of Babble in the Big City
„[to Laurinaitis] What's the matter? You didn't like that? Huh? Mr. Laurinaitis. Do you find me to be disrespectful? You don't like when I just grab things out of your hand, do you? Well let me tell you what you're going to do about it... absolutely nothing. [Laurinaitis mouths at Punk, "he wasn't part of the match.", directing to Mick Foley] No! You know what... Mick has nothing to do with what's going on right here. It's time we put our ca — no, SHUT YOUR MOUTH! YOU'RE GONNA LISTEN TO ME! You're gonna man up! You're gonna take your balls out of your purse right now and we're gonna lay our cards on the table. YOU... dont like me, but it has nothing to do with who I am, and if I can be your psychologist for a moment, it has everything to do with who you are not. You see, the people have no idea who you are, and that's because when you were a competitor in sports-entertainment as you like to call it, you had the look, but oh boy, oh boy, did you ever suck! And that must have been really, really difficult, Johnny... your brother being one half of the legendary Road Warriors, and you never amounting to much more than road-kill. See, you were boring, you weren't charismatic, you were vanilla... that's right, BORING! [sets off "boring" chants from the crowd] And it kills you... it kills you that you never made it to this stage, the WWE, as a competitor. So you traded in your lame ass tights, for your equally lame ass suit. You went from somebody who just sucked, to somebody who just sucked up! And now, that you're your corporate yes-man, you take your eyes, and you look at a guy like me and you can't stand the fact that the last year of my career, I've achieved more than you have in your entire life.“
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
January 16, 2012
„I think this is the first time I’ve altered a book based on what you guys told me. So it’s an occasion! Soon I’ll be putting up polls to choose between plots, and then it’s a short stop to accepting anonymous contributions and stapling them together while I sip margaritas on the deck of a Pacific cruise ship.“
— Max Barry Australian writer 1973
August 24, 2005 weblog post http://www.maxbarry.com/2005/08/24/news.html#retro6
— Sandy Koufax American baseball player 1935
As quoted in Late Innings (1992) by Roger Angell, p. 358