„That's what makes his story so impossible, David. Because he's told me the truth. (Alma to David on Hector)“
— Paul Auster novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter 1947
„You're beginning to sound like a cross between David Frost and David Susskind, and that is a cross I cannot bear.“
— Paul Desmond American jazz musician 1924 - 1977
His response to the annoying banality of an interviewer
— Peter Ladefoged British phonetician 1925 - 2006
Ladefoged's informal CV; on his becoming a scientist.
— David Morrison Australian army general 1956
Context: I will be ruthless in ridding the army of people who cannot live up to its values. And I need everyone of you to support me in achieving this. The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept. that goes for all of us, but especially those, who by their rank, have a leadership role. NB While on Q & A, ABC TV on 1st February 2016, Australian of the Year, Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison attributed; "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept"; to David Hurley, former Chief, Australian Defence Force, explaining the quote; "... doesn't belong to me or [my former speechwriter] Cate McGregor, it belongs to the Governor of NSW, David Hurley."
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„A painting by Caspar David Friedrich is not a thing of the past. What is past is only the set of circumstances that allowed it to be painted.... it is therefore quite possible to paint like Caspar David Friedrich today.“
— Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932
p. 106, note 58
— Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter
— Eddie Mair Scottish broadcaster 1965
After a tedious but far-away-sounding statement by David Cameron on the environment
— Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964
"Conference Diary", The Independent, 5 October 2005, p. 7. On The 2005 Conservative Leadership Contest.