— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.
„I am not Deep Throat, and the only thing I can say is that I wouldn't be ashamed to be, because I think whoever [it was] helped the country, no question about it.“
— W. Mark Felt Whistleblower who exposed the Watergate scandal 1913 - 2008
The New York Times (29 August 1976)
„Anybody who French bashes just might as well wear a badge that says 'I am a follower! I don't think for myself and I have no idea what I'm talking about.' That would be a French basher.“
— Janeane Garofalo comedian, actress, political activist, writer 1964
Majority Report, June 3, 2005 broadcast
„Now while I think as badly of slavery as Horace Greeley did I am not ashamed that my family were slaveholders. It was our inheritance“
— John S. Mosby Confederate Army officer 1833 - 1916
Context: Now while I think as badly of slavery as Horace Greeley did I am not ashamed that my family were slaveholders. It was our inheritance. Neither am I ashamed that my ancestors were pirates and cattle thieves. People must be judged by the standard of their own age. If it was right to own slaves as property it was right to fight for it.
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Tweet published by @realdonaldtrump https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/881273362454118400 (1 July 2017)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923
— James Frey, A Million Little Pieces
„I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Jim Harrison American novelist, poet, essayist 1937 - 2016
„What the society thinks is of no interest to me. All that's important is how I see myself. I know who who I am. I know the value of my work.“
— Robin S. Sharma, The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in
„How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.“
— Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989