„You say your life's a bum deal 'n yer up against the wall. Well, people, you ain't even got no deal at all. 'Cause what they do in Washington. They just takes care of Number One. An' Number One ain't you. You ain't even Number Two!“
„Times are you say a person's b'liefs ain't true, they think you're sayin' their lifes ain't true an' their truth ain't true.“
— David Mitchell, kniha Atlas mraků
Cloud Atlas (2004), "Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After", p. 286
„Is it a gun, is it a knife?
Is it a wallet, this is your life?
It ain't no secret,
It ain't no secret,
No secret my friend.
You can get killed just for living
In your American skin.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, High Hopes (2014), "American Skin"
„I would say it was about time that you believe in something. And sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll ain't it…. A lot of people used to think they were.“
— Joe Strummer British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002
„Hell is not a place you go, if you ain't a christian, it's the failure, of your life's greatest ambition.“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
Albums, Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003), Leaving the Past
„If you believe in the future life and, instead of preparing for it, sell it in order to buy this world, then that is folly! You do not normally sell two things for one; how can you give up an endless life for a limited number of days.“
— Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111
The Deliverance from Error https://www.amazon.com/Al-Ghazalis-Path-Sufism-Deliverance-al-Munqidh/dp/1887752307
„Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.“
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
„Now ain't it good to know
That you've got a friend
When People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you, kiss and desert you.
And take your soul if you let them.
Oh, but don't you let them.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Song lyrics, Tapestry (1971), You've Got a Friend
„You wanna show them that you're really not scared,
You're playing with your life, this ain't no truth or dare,
They'll kick you then they'll beat you then they'll tell you it's fair,
So beat it.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Thriller (1982), Beat It
„In this day and age if you've got the technology then it's vital to use that technology to track people down. The number on the database should be the maximum number you can get.“
— Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
2000s, BBC News online http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6075930.stm Remarks while touring the Forensic Science Service, concerning the police DNA database, 23 October 2006.