„Here is a representative before the constituency had been born. Before I am bound by a representative I want a chance to vote for or against him; and if I had been there, and known all the circumstances, I should have voted “No!”“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Orthodoxy (1884), And yet, I am held responsible.
„Death by hanging…I deserved it and I expected it, as I've always told you. I am glad that I have had the chance to defend myself and to think things over in the last few months.“
— Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946
To Dr. G. M. Gilbert, after receiving the death sentence, quoted in "Nuremberg Diary" by G. M. Gilbert - History - 1995
„No human being will ever know the truth, for even if they happened to say it by chance, they would not know they had done so.“
— Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 př. n. l.
„I should have killed or confused you when I had the chance. You are destruction. You are corrosion. You are death to order. Family, cast him out before he infects the rest of us as he has these.“
— Nina Kiriki Hoffman American writer 1955
The Thread That Binds the Bones (1993), “You may speak in your own defense, Tom,” said Aunt Agatha. “She’s right, though; I embody those things.” He held out his hands, open. “I bring you change.” Chapter 21 (p. 281)
— Emily Hahn American writer 1905 - 1997
Saturday Review of Literature, March 26, 1955
„I used to be an atheist, until I realized I had nothing to shout during blowjobs. "Oh Random Chance! Oh Random Chance!"“
— Robert Anton Wilson American author and polymath 1932 - 2007
just doesn't cut it…. DragonCon, 2000 This quote is knowingly or otherwise lifted from Bill Hicks' comedy routine, or vice versa.
„I had some good opportunities. I was lucky to have had the chance to do things differently. Architecture is about surprise.“
— Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian architect 1907 - 2012
Quoted in "Architect of Optimism," Angel Gurria-Quintana, Financial Times (2007-04-13).
„Telling the complete story of VeggieTales would require much more time than we have before us tonight. Since this is Yale, I decided to craft a shorter version of the story, using very large words. Remembering though that I was kicked out of Bible College before I’d had a chance to learn many very large words, I concluded that my only remaining option was to tell the story simply, using simple words, and chance the consequences.“
— Phil Vischer American puppeter 1966
The Philosophical Implications of Talking Vegetables (2005), p. 1
„I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.“
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955