„Well I wasn't going to die. You didn't die of a broken heart, it just felt like you were going to. I knew from personal experience that if you just kept moving, acting as if you weren't bleeding inside you didn't die, and eventually you stopped wanting to.“
— Laurell K. Hamilton Novelist 1963
„The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
— Libba Bray, The Diviners
„Everybody thought Barack Obama was going to [inspire people] when he came to Washington, but, you know, the Senate seems like the place where smart people go to die.“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
Originally spoken, reprinted in Mr. Obama Goes to Washington http://davidsirota.com/index.php/mr-obama-goes-to-washington/ By David Sirota in The Nation, June 7, 2006.
— Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
— Martin Amis Welsh novelist 1949
Context: I'd like to be remembered as someone who kept the comic novel going for another generation or so. I fear the comic novel is in retreat. A joke is by definition politically incorrect — it assumes a butt, and a certain superiority in the teller. The culture won't put up with that for much longer.
— Jay London American comedian 1966
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
„"Sorry," he said. "I was being sort of a dick."
Noah replied, "We weren't going to say it."
"I was," Blue said.“
— Maggie Stiefvater American writer 1981
Adam to Noah and Blue pg 312-313
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: I'm the guy who keeps it all going. If I weren't here, you wouldn't be here either. I know it all, I'm a smart-aleck. Loan-sharking and fencing. Any time I can't see you, you've had it. Sign on the booth of "the big fellow" of Kentron-Kosmon, Atlas, in Ch. 3