„I didn't want the rear ones to see me touching off the front ones. I was afraid they would drop down and pump a volley into me.“
„I had been in touch with a lot of people I thought would stand by me in the front row of the scrum, (I) didn't know it was going to collapse.“
— Kamisese Mara President of Fiji 1920 - 2004
(Quotes from an interview conducted in 2001, broadcast on Fijian television partially on 30 April 2001, and fully on 29 April 2004).
„I had killed over twenty before the German major said he would make them give up. I covered him with my automatic and told him if he didn't make them stop firing I would take off his head next. And he knew I meant it. He told me if I didn't kill him, and if I stopped shooting the others in the trench, he would make them surrender.
He blew a little whistle and they came down and began to gather around and throw down their guns and belts. All but one of them came off the hill with their hands up, and just before that one got to me he threw a little hand grenade which burst in the air in front of me.
I had to touch him off. The rest surrendered without any more trouble. There were nearly 100 of them.“
— Alvin C. York United States Army Medal of Honor recipient 1887 - 1964
Account of 8 October 1918.
„I sleep and I unsleep. On the other side of me, beyond where I lie down, the silence of the house touches infinity. I hear time falling, drop by drop, and no falling drop is heard falling.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Original: Durmo e desdurmo. Do outro lado de mim, lá para trás de onde jazo, o silêncio da casa toca no infinito. Oiço cair o tempo, gota a gota, e nenhuma gota que cai se ouve cair. Ibid., p. 59
— Ricky Williams All-American college football players, professional football players, running back 1977
About his vegetarianism. "Ricky Williams: Taking the Veggie Plunge" by Jennifer Santiago, PETAWorld.com (23 March 2006) https://archive.is/20060323231702/http://www.petaworld.com/RickyWilliams.asp#selection-803.0-803.117.
— Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
Jace to Clary, pg. 338
„No one is afraid of heights, they're afraid of falling down. No one is afraid of saying I love you, they're afraid of the answer...“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„I put one on the turntable and when the needle dropped, I was stunned — didn't know if I was stoned or straight... All these songs together, one after another made my head spin. It made me want to gasp. It was like the land parted.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Referring to the first Woody Guthrie record he ever heard, p. 243
„I'm passing through the world invisibly. Even when people see or speak to me it's as if I didn't exist, as if I had no right to exist. I tread across their lands and they don't see me. I act and act and act and nothing makes any difference in the world. But they touch me.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951