— William Saroyan, The Bicycle Rider In Beverly Hills
— Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher 1629 - 1695
Letter to Pierre Perrault, 'Sur la préface de M. Perrault de son traité de l'Origine des fontaines' (1673), Oeuvres Complètes de Christiaan Huygens http://books.google.com/books?id=9IVA7sK_Bh8C (1897), Vol. 7, 298. Quoted in Jacques Roger, The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought, ed. Keith R. Benson and trans. Robert Ellrich (1997), 163
„But I know what's important to me, and what isn't. And I think I know what people can get used to, and what they can even learn to like. (It just takes some people longer than others. :-)“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
„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 was once asked why I was always on the wrong side, I said, "probably not just on your side." In a democracy, there isn't supposed to be a wrong or right side. Just what the majority wants, nothing more.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
"Who's afraid of People Power", Philippine Graphic, 31 January 2005, p. 28, ISSN 119-206X.
„From now on, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do! The world owes me happiness, fulfillment and success.... I'm just here to cash in.“
— Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
— Julia Quinn, Romancing Mister Bridgerton
„And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery…and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.“
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time