„I don't know if I would have been a stand-up comedian in Iran because, as you know, the government advocates free speech… but there's no freedom after you've spoken… It gets a bit deathy.“
— Shappi Khorsandi Iranian born comedian 1973
Live at the Apollo (Series 4 Episode 2, December 2008)
— David Fincher American film director 1962
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006), Context: It's like my having to walk down thousands and thousands of white marble stairs... and nothing but a very very blue sky, very blue, like... Yes, and I'd have to walk down them forever. I never thought about going up... I don't know, don't you think that must mean something? It never occurred to me to turn it around, I mean, why didn't I think that way? This was after I had the car accident. Describing a dream to Chuck Wein
„I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
As quoted in Ray Bradbury: The Uncensored Biography (2006) by Gene Beley, p. 284
„I know you don't want to hear this but someone has to say it! You are out of control! I mean they're just shoes… let it go!“
— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
„The horror of knowing someone and living with them and even thinking you're lucky and then wham and now you know that every person is really two people and how can you ever know what the other half is up to.“
— Michelle Tea, The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America
„I realize that for many New Yorkers, this is the first time you've heard my name, and you don't know much about me. Over these next two years you will get to know me, but more importantly, I will get to know you.“
— Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator from New York 1966
At the press conference where New York Governor David Paterson announced Gillibrand's appointment to the senate [N.Y. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Pickert, Kate, Time, Inc., Time, 2009-01-23, 2011-01-28, http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1873589,00.html]
„Whose side are you on?" "I don't know."
"This is a war, you've got to choose." "I don't know."
"Does your village still exist?" "I don't know."
"Are those your children?“
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
Poems New and Collected (1998), No End of Fun (1967), "Yes." "Vietnam"
„…So I wasn't death to this guy, I was just a one-way ticket home. Now I don't know if you've ever stuck a.38 in somebody's navel, but if they look at you and say "Praise the Lord," I guarantee you one thing, it'll separate your head from your shoulders!“
— Mike Warnke Evangelical Christian minister 1946
Alive (album) (1975)
— John Bodkin Adams general practitionar, fraudster and suspected serial killer 1899 - 1983
To police on being asked for his Dangerous Drugs Register during a police search.