„I wouldn't call myself a coward, no way. But being buried alive is something I could never handle. The only way you'd see me being buried alive is if I was dead, man.“
— Usher 1978
From an interview with VIBE, " Caught Up http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hSYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=%22It+can+never+be+bad+to+have+a+foundation+as+a+man%22+usher&source=bl&ots=znEcU5UzFB&sig=nSA9TRsN-0VmlAwizQ_1eicZRP0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ow81T8e2JOet0QWamd2xAg&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22It%20can%20never%20be%20bad%20to%20have%20a%20foundation%20as%20a%20man%22%20usher&f=false" (July 2008), p. 65-71.
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
„The Nazi murder squads just wouldn't waste a bullet on a child. I just couldn't process that. I couldn't handle it.“
— Natasha Kaplinsky English newsreader and reporter 1972
On learning that two relatives, aged 2 and 9, were battered to death by the Nazis.
„I think I could have been appointed as the aide-de camp in the White House, it wouldn't make any difference — it's Bambi that's so dear to people. But I love it now — when people realize, 'This old jerk, he's still alive and was Bambi.' And I wouldn't take anything for it, not a darn thing for it.“
— Donnie Dunagan actor and United States Marine 1934
Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn http://www.npr.org/2015/07/31/427821763/major-bambi-meet-the-marine-who-was-disney-s-famous-fawn (July 31, 2015)
— Marcus Sedgwick British writer and illustrator 1968
„I'm alright with living on the edge
Everything I ever got I got the hard way
Wouldn't think of wishing on the shooting star
I'm the underdog.“
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
— Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963
In response to the question ""Is Rand Paul still running for president?",
„Life is so much easier today than it was a hundred years ago. People used to have to work on farms from sun-up to sun-down, and still their children would die, and there often wouldn't be enough to eat. I wouldn't have lasted three days under such conditions. I have no right to be alive.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
— Redd Foxx American comedian and actor 1922 - 1991
As quoted in More Sex Talk : A New Collection of Ribald, Raunchy, and Provocative Quotations (2002) by James Wolfe, p. 114; similar lines were also used in the comedic routines of Rodney Dangerfield.
„Obama: But you would rule in the possibility to fight against ISIS.
Trump: Well, I'm never gonna rule anything out. And I wouldn't wanna say. Even if I felt -- it wasn't going -- I wouldn't wanna tell you that because, at a minimum, I want them to think maybe that we would use it.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
As part of a conversation with Barack Obama about ruling out the use of nuclear weapons (March 23, 2016)