— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
„The facts of the matter are (that) I did not do any of the things of which I was accused by paid witnesses. But having said that, I'm not sitting here today pleading for the world to believe me because I've come to God. He knows what's in my heart; he knows the truth of the matter. And the witnesses who lied do as well.“
— Jani Allan South African columnist and broadcaster 1952
Speaking in 1995 in an SABC interview about witnesses in her libel case against Channel 4. http://22.214.171.124/~etools/newsbrief/1995/news0103
„You can't eat [literature], that's the problem," he said. "I've tried, it's very dry, and not at all nutritious.“
— Kenneth Oppel Canadian children's writer 1967
„I've been learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again.“
— Don Henley American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer 1947
"The Heart of the Matter"
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
„I tried to explain to her the significance of the great poet, but without much success, The Waste Land not figuring very largely in Mam's scheme of things.
"The thing is," I said finally, "he won the Nobel Prize."
"Well," she said, with that unerring grasp of inessentials which is the prerogative of mothers, "I’m not surprised. It was a beautiful overcoat."“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
Introduction, p. x (1994).
„I don’t know if I've got close enough [in two recent paintings he made] to what I was really trying to achieve. But at least I've tried, I've made the attempt. I've done what I could. I've gone as far as my powers permitted.“
— Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981
short quotes, 2 November 1970; p. 81