— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„For the first time in history at Question Time, all three parties are represented by a stand-in for the real leader.“
— William Hague, 15 February 2006, House of Commons, Prime Minister's Questions when he deputised for David Cameron in his absence. However, Tony Blair was answering questions and was the active leader of the Labour party. Hague was suggesting that Gordon Brown was the "true" power behind the party.
„The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
Context: The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about. I didn't realize that my body was moving. It's a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, "What'd I do? What'd I do?" And he said, "Whatever it is, go back and do it again." Interview (March/April 1972), as quoted in The Leading Men of MGM (2006) by Jane Ellen Wayne, p. 406
„I am proud that for the first time in the history of Afghanistan, I am raising the flag of such a people, who are producing all material and immaterial equipment necessary for the life in this country and who make all efforts for prosperity and serendipity of the society. This glorious and magnificent red flag is the symbol of the greatness and pride of these people.“
— Nur Muhammad Taraki Prime Minister of Afghanistan 1917 - 1979
Speech during the presentation of the new national symbols, October 19, 1978 https://pad.ma/BSI/info.
„Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.“
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
Context: Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time. In this new dimension, whatever it is, nothing corrodes or gets run down at the heel or gets to look ridiculous like, say, the celluloid collar or the bustle. As quoted in "The Rides of Passage" in Via magazine (July 2005)
„It all began with the three wise men, followed a star took them to Bethelehem, and made it heard throughout the land — born was the leader of man. All going down to see the Lord Jesus.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
"Jesus" on Queen (1973).
— Joan Crawford American actress 1904 - 1977
„Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„The new readers have mentality, fashions, feelings completely different from those of previous readers. Should I draw comics following my first readers in their growth? Or should I stop doing the cartoonist?... More or less every three years a cartoonist for children is cornered. I, too, every three years, living a crisis. So I decide and I get back to work for my new readers as if they were the first.... This is why I am certain that the good work that will draw able to make happy readers of all time.“
— Osamu Tezuka Japanese cartoonist and animator 1928 - 1989
From My Diary manga , 1966; quoted in AA.VV., Osamu Tezuka: A Manga Biography , vol. 3, translated by Marta Fogato, Coconino Press, Bologna, 2001, p. 26.
„The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951