„Now, my mom always said two wrongs don't make a right. But she never said anything about four wrongs, and that always left me confused.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
„God always answers prayers. Sometimes it's "yes." Sometimes the answer is "no." Sometimes it's "you gotta be kidding.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„I always had a repulsive sort of need to be something more than human. I felt very very puny as a human. I thought, "Fuck that. I want to be a superman."“
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
Quoted in [http://www.theuncool.com/journalism/rs206-david-bowie/ this interview] in Rolling Stone #206 (12 February 1976); a slightly altered version of the quote has appeared in various sources such as Fas Ferox - A Modern Day Mythology - World Walkthrough (2006), edited by Anna Young and James Curcio: "I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, 'Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman.'"
— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
Last message to the world (written 1957); read at his funeral (1963)
„I've always been an ironic dreamer, unfaithful to my inner promises.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I've always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
„Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.“
— John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
„There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There's your answer.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946