— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: I'm the guy who keeps it all going. If I weren't here, you wouldn't be here either. I know it all, I'm a smart-aleck. Loan-sharking and fencing. Any time I can't see you, you've had it. Sign on the booth of "the big fellow" of Kentron-Kosmon, Atlas, in Ch. 3
„I've sort of gotten into the habit of looking for the vulnerable guy, the guy who makes mistakes, the guy who can't figure things out all the time but keeps at it.“
— Jimmy Stewart American film and stage actor 1908 - 1997
On roles he looks for, as quoted in "Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart dead at 89" at CNN (2 July 1997) http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9707/02/stewart.obit.7p/
„I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is in danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first.“
— Bill O'Reilly 1949
„New Zealand interviewer: What's it like for you guys, has it been "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll", that stuff?
Josh: Six drugs? There's been more than that!
Josh: I need to hear that question again, I'm sorry.
Dave Grohl: Why? That was the best answer you could possibly have given!
Josh: I wake up in the middle of stuff, sometimes. 'Cause of my condition, y'know.
New Zealand interviewer: Which is?
Josh: I'm a badass.“
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
Them Crooked Vultures interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zjxJ6MYR1Q, New Zealand (2010)
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
— Brad Pitt American actor and filmmaker 1963
As quoted in "A Conversation Runs Through It" by Bruce Handy in Time magazine (13 October 1997) http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,987166,00.html
„In the United States, you look at the guy that lives in the mansion on the hill, and you think, you know, one day, if I work really hard, I could live in that mansion. In Ireland, people look up at the guy in the mansion on the hill and go, one day, I'm going to get that bastard.“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Context: Ireland has a very different attitude to success than a lot of places, certainly than over here in the United States. In the United States, you look at the guy that lives in the mansion on the hill, and you think, you know, one day, if I work really hard, I could live in that mansion. In Ireland, people look up at the guy in the mansion on the hill and go, one day, I'm going to get that bastard. It's a different mind-set.
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
„I'm just a sucker even talking to you guys. I should be ready to rip your heads off your necks. But it's just not the right thing to do.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
„God.. crack. Only in America would a guy invent crack. Only in America would there be a guy that cocaine wasn't good enough for. You know? One guy walking around New York City back in 1985 going, "You know, that cocaine's pretty good, but I want something that makes my heart explode as soon as I smoke it, ok? I want to take one suck off that crack pipe and go *snort* *splat* Now I'm happy! I'm dead, the ultimate high!"“
— Denis Leary American actor and comedian 1957
„Mr. Britton, don't be a wise guy, because I'm gonna mop up the floor with you if you're a wise guy to me. This is my playpen, not yours.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
„Everything's different. You have to recognise the fact that I'm different. Time goes on, and you change. I'm coming into this as a different guy, that's probably the biggest thing.“
— Chris Cornell American singer-songwriter, musician 1964
Talking about the differences with his new band. (Audioslave) **