„I wish I could change it all. I wish I could.
But I can’t.
Now I know what it’s like to have an indelible past—one that can’t be erased and changed at will. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening. And it makes me wish I had been more careful and thoughtful.“
— David Gerrold, kniha The Man Who Folded Himself
The Man Who Folded Himself (1973), p. 100
„Thinking back, he recalled events he wished he could change, tears he wished had never been shed, time that could have been better spent, and frustrations he should have shrugged off. Life, it seemed, was full of regret, and he yearned to turn back the clock so he could live parts of his live over again. One thing was certain: He should have been a better husband.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
2000s, The Choice (2007), Travis Parker, Chapter 15, p. 192
„Evolution is an undeniable process, therefore changes will occur in the future. "for sure", But I can’t tell you now what will happen with my work, because I don’t even know what course I will take.“
— Clandestine Culture American artist 1970
„The head of state
Has called for me by name
But I don't have time for him
It's gonna be a glorious day
I feel my luck could change“
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
Lyrics, OK Computer (1997), "Lucky"
„I know when I was a kid, I used to look at these pictures and listen to the songs of the Gay Nineties, and I used to say to my mother, 'Oh, I wish I had lived then; it was so gay and so wonderful.' […] Now [the Jazz Age] seems very mysterious and wonderful to you, kids, and when you have kids, they'll say, 'Gee, Dad, those 50's, they were something.' […] I really think it goes in cycles. When your kids come in and say 'Gee, Dad, I wish we had done that,' and so on and so forth, it's the same thing. I don't think it's changed a great deal.“
— Helen Kane American actress 1904 - 1966
1959 interview. https://archive.org/details/HelenKaneInterview
„But I'm telling you, it's going to change lives. I don't know how—I don't know what's going to happen, quite honestly — but it's going to change lives. It is a life-changing, and I think, a planet course-altering event and I would invite you to join us either physically or virtually.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964