„I think possibly the final sophistication is the recovery of innocence. Where you really get where you take things rather simply.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
2000s, 2008, When asked in an interview http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12685.html how many houses he and Mrs. McCain owned, 20 August 2008
„Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence.“
— Natalie Portman Israeli-American actress 1981
Ingenue interview, March 1996 by Ted Demme, Ingrid Sischy http://www.natalieportman.com/articles/nparticles_en.php?viewarticle=1&article_number=20
„I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2008, "Candidates' gun control positions may figure in Pa. vote" http://triblive.com//x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_560181.html#axzz3dMIj6b00 by Mike Wereschagin and David M. Brown, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2 April 2008)
„I think there comes a point where you have to grow up and get over yourself, lighten up…and forgive.“
— Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969
„You get tired of dealing with how other people think of what you're doing. It finally gets to the point where you realize that if you're going to do it the way you want, you have to do it yourself. That might mean putting up the money to do it yourself.“
— Clare Fischer American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader 1928 - 2012
As quoted in "Voicing With a Heart"
„Love is a self-manifested notion depending on how lonely you are - so if you're really attracted to someone, and you're really lonely, I think you can fall in love in an instant. It's all about where you're at.“
— Kiefer Sutherland English-Canadian actor, director, producer, voice actor 1966
Interview in The Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,1429594,00.html (6 March 2005).
„You get to the point in your life where everything isn't black and white and good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. Now, you might not like that. You might think me very cynical about that. Well f--- it; I don’t care what you think.“
— Roy McDonald (politician) American politician 1947
Reported in Lucian McCarty, "Sen. Roy McDonald Comes to his decision on the same-sex marriage measure after careful consideration, remains firm in his support despite criticism", The Saratogian (June 2011). This was on Senator McDonald's change of vote from a "no" in 2009 to a "yes" in 2011.
„Where did I get the nerve to think I could handle American teenagers? Ignorance. That's where I got the nerve.“
— Frank McCourt Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer 1930 - 2009
„Nutrition science is where surgery was in about 1650, you know, really interesting and promising, but would you want to have them operate on you yet? I don’t think so.“
— Michael Pollan American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism 1955
[In Defense of Food: Author, Journalist Michael Pollan on Nutrition, Food Science and the American Diet, 2008-02-13, Democracy Now!, http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/13/in_defense_of_food_author_journalist, 2009-04-15]
„We live in a world where the truth is shattered, and most people run from it. They don’t want other people to see them inside and out. Me, I’m an open book. What you see is what you get. I try to be as real and as honest as possible, and I think people respect that.“
— Tyrann Mathieu All-American college football player, defensive back, cornerback 1992
"Bickley: Tyrann Mathieu planning to soar again in 2016", The Arizona Republic (11 Apr 2016) https://eu.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2016/04/09/bickley-tyrann-mathieu-planning-soar-again-2016/82842236/.
„I think that I say those things that make people so angry, not because I really mean them, but because I simply thought of a clever way to say them. It's a kind of art, to think of the perfect way to say an idea, and when you think of it then you have to say it, because words don't exist until you say them."
"A pretty feeble kind of art, Nyef, and I say you should give it up before it gets you killed.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, The Memory Of Earth (1992)
„Most true things are kind of corny, don’t you think? But we make them more sophisticated out of sheer embarrassment.“
— Michel Faber, livro The Book of Strange New Things