— Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
— Peter Mere Latham English physician and educator 1789 - 1875
Book I, p. 138.
— Stefano Guazzo Italian writer 1530 - 1593
Del Conoscimento di se stesso, p. 457. Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 300.
„Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
"First Advertisement for Myself"
„Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.“
— William S. Burroughs American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer 1914 - 1997
„Then you notice likkle carpet burn
My stomach drop and my guts churn
You shrug and it's the worst
Who truly stuck the knife in first?
I cheated myself like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble, you know that I'm no good
I cheated myself, like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble, yeah you know that I'm no good.“
— Amy Winehouse English singer and songwriter 1983 - 2011
You Know I'm No Good
„The record companies really do conspire against the artists. They steal. They cheat. They do whatever they can, especially the black artists.… Sony's Tommy Mottola is the president of the record division. He is mean. He is a racist, and he's very, very, very devilish.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Remarks at National Action Network headquarters (6 July 2002)
— W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
My Little Chickadee (1940)
— Christopher Paolini American author 1983
Eragon and Arya