„Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not.“

—  Alan Sillitoe, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as quoted by the Arctic Monkeys in the title of their album.
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—  T. E. Lawrence British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat 1888 - 1935
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„I'm always embarrassed when people say that I'm courageous. Soldiers are courageous. Policemen are courageous. Firemen are courageous. I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.“

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