„The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say.
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away.Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain.“
— Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007
Song lyrics, The Innocent Age (1981), Same Old Lang Syne.
„On the way back we were constantly under heavy shell fire and I had to double time them to get them through safely.
There was nothing to be gained by having any more of them wounded or killed. They had surrendered to me, and it was up to me to look after them. And so I did.“
— Alvin C. York United States Army Medal of Honor recipient 1887 - 1964
Account of 8 October 1918.
„I could not find my way back in dreams, I knew then. They were memory and desire, terror and hope; they told me only what I already knew.“
— Patricia A. McKillip, livro Winter Rose
Winter Rose (1996), Chapter 16, p. 155.
— Julie Anne Peters, By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
„Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me. And now, when I look at the system here and look at my position--not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from--I feel so blessed to be from Africa. there is no life screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.“
— Hakeem Olajuwon Nigerian–American basketball player 1963
„She looks like the real thing,
She tastes like the real thing,
My fake plastic love.
But I can't help the feeling,
I could blow through the ceiling
If I just turned and ran.“
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
Lyrics, The Bends (1995), Fake Plastic Trees
„People have said, "You've turned your back on pediatrics." I said, "No. It took me until I was in my 60s to realize that politics was a part of pediatrics."“
— Benjamin Spock American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care 1903 - 1998
Associated Press interview (1992)
„When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places. That’s the way I remember them, heading for an exit.“
— John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982
Quoted by Susan Cheever, Home before Dark Houghton Mifflin (1984).
„I could feel my colour. I could feel racism…in the way people looked at you, and the way they talked to you. Now, though, because of the mixing of cultures, it seems like some kind of brilliant social experiment…In some ways it seems to me the city of the future.“
— Jeet Thayil Indian writer 1959
In the cultural scene in London
„Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Time magazine (27 October 1975)
„Don't judge me from my looks or the way I dress, judge me wit what I do, cuz I don't impress people!!“
— Slim Burna Nigerian singer and record producer 1988
Slim Burna on his Twitter http://twitter.com/slimburna1/status/377151400725467136, @Slimburna1 (September 9th, 2013)