„I don't know. I don't know. I want to be happy because I have never hit three home runs in one game. But how can I be happy when we lose?“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "Bob Says 'They Try': Feeble Pitching Takes Joy From Clemente's Night" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hBFOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h_0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5612%2C2872741 by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Wednesday, May 17, 1967), p. 26
„Just yesterday morning, they let me know that you were gone.
Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song,
I just can't remember who to send it to. I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
But I always thought that I'd see you again.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
"Fire and Rain" · Live performance (1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIo4lEpsPY
„I've always felt quite like an outsider. I don't really belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that.“
— Nick Lowe British singer 1949
"Nick Lowe" interview with Noel Murray at the A.V. Club (27 June 2007)
„When I was dating Bert (McCracken), we were like two best friends. And we ended up doing everything together and it was so much fun. It was a really good time. And this (2003) has been such a horrible year for me that I sometimes thought I'd like to go back to that and be with Bert, but then I suddenly realised that's not what I wanted. I don't even know him as a person. And more than that, I don't even like him. It's like they say that you don't know the devil but you know he's evil. I know what that means — I don't know Bert but I know that I don't ever want to see him again.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Kelly Osbourne, in Harry Shaw, Bruce Kavanagh (2004) The Osbournes "Talking": The Osbournes in Their Own Words, Omnibus Press, , p. 76.
„I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for thousands of years. Or just not exist..“
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„When I was playing football I never enjoyed it that much, I was never happy … if I scored two goals, I wanted a third, I always wanted more. Now it’s all over I can look back with satisfaction, but I never felt that way when I was playing.“
— Gabriel Batistuta Argentine association football player 1969
„But I felt it was important to put those kinds of decisions in the book. And I've got to tell you I really - I mean, I don't want to be cavalier about it but I've done what I've done and I, frankly, if people like what I did, great. And if they don't like what I did at least read the book. That's all I ask. And at least be open minded enough to figure out the decision making process. Why did I do what I did?“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
„I do not want to see that girl again:
I did not like her: and I should not mind
If she were done away with, killed, or ploughed.
She did not seem to serve a useful end :
And certainly she was not beautiful.“
— James Kenneth Stephen English poet, tutor to Prince Albert Victor 1859 - 1892
In the Backs.
„Handsome, strong, gay … She felt again the thro and lilt of her blood. She had loved Kameni in that moment. She loved him now. Kameni could take the place that Khay had held in her life. She thought: "We shall be happy together - yes, we shall be happy. We shall live together and take pleasure in each other and we shall have strong, handsome children. There will be busy days full of work … and days of pleasure when we sail on the River... Life will be again as I knew it with Khay... What could I ask more than that? What do I want more than that?"“
— Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976
„I've always been fascinated with the one question: Did the Germans know? … The scariest book I ever bought was Mein Kampf. I bought it because I wanted to answer that question. The answer was "Yes, they knew." I think the Germans, however, were an awful lot like we are now. We're kind of living in a denial, "no that can't really be happening, no that really—" You don't want to believe some things, but you have to. You have to actually think about them.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
„I believe in being with someone for ever. Even though my marriage to Chris didn't work, I still don't consider it a failed marriage — it just came to its natural end. It didn't make me feel like I never wanted to get married again. I like sharing things with somebody.“
— Billie Piper English singer, dancer and actress 1982
On her marriage to Chris Evans, and marriage generally.