„I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.“

—  J. D. Salinger, livro Franny and Zooey
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escritor americano 1919 - 2010

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„Hey, you know something people?
I'm not black,
But there's a whole lots a times
I wish I could say I'm not white.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Freak Out! (1966), "Trouble Every Day".

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„Where're you going Ra?
Take me with you Ra…
You're such a busy God
I wish you could stay
I only want to play and play
But you're such a busy god
and I'm such a mortal Ra“

—  Happy Rhodes American singer-songwriter 1965
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„God knows, I'm no the thing I should be,
Nor am I even the thing I could be.“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796
Posthumous Pieces (1799), To The Reverend John M'Math, st. 8

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„Something terrible happened here 30 years ago today. I cannot explain why it happened. I just wish our crew that day could have helped more people than we did.“

—  Hugh Thompson, Jr. United States helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War 1943 - 2006
Attributed, Quoted by CNN, regarding the My Lai massacre. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/07/national/07thompson.html

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„I identify with people like Diana who just want to be loved by everybody. If somebody doesn’t like me I find that very upsetting.“

—  Stella Vine English artist 1969
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„I don't like people to get the idea that I have to do this for a living. I mean, it isn't as though I had to do this, you know, I could be making, oh, 3000 dollars a year just teaching.“

—  Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
Context: I always like to make explicit the fact that before I went off not too long ago to fight in the trenches, I was a mathematician by profession. I don't like people to get the idea that I have to do this for a living. I mean, it isn't as though I had to do this, you know, I could be making, oh, 3000 dollars a year just teaching. Intro to "Lobachevsky"

„I'm just kind of glad people seem to like the way I do it.“

—  Ian Darke British association football and boxing commentator 1950
2010s, 2014, Voice of the Americans (2014)

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