— Sherman Alexie, kniha The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Zdroj: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„I'm tired of making people sad and I'm tired of disappointing them and I'm tired of seeing them break. I have seen this too many times. He will be the last.“
— James Frey, kniha A Million Little Pieces
Zdroj: A Million Little Pieces
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Chance Meetings (1978)
— Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981
Zdroj: The Book of Tomorrow
— William Faulkner, kniha Absalom, Absalom!
"I dont hate it," Quentin said, quickly, at once, immediately; "I dont hate it," he said. I dont hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark: I dont. I dont! I dont hate it! I dont hate it!
last lines (Chapter 9)
Absalom, Absalom! (1936)
„I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong…. Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
„Out on the wiley, windy moors
We'd roll and fall in green.
You had a temper like my jealousy:
Too hot, too greedy.
How could you leave me,
When I needed to possess you?
I hated you. I loved you, too.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Kick Inside (1978)
„Now you think about this, too: you’re not charming, dashing, or debonair. You’re funny looking, as a matter of fact. You’re too busy to spare much time for me, and even if you did take me out night-clubbing somewhere, you’d be so out of place that I couldn’t enjoy it. But you do one thing: you let me feel that my rules are as worthwhile to me as yours are to you. When you ask me to do something, I know you won’t be hurt if I refuse. And if I do it, you don’t feel that you’ve scored a point in some kind of complex game. You don’t try to use me, cozen me, or change me. I take up as much room in the world, the way you see it, as you do. Do you have any idea of how rare a thing that is?“
— Algis Budrys, kniha Rogue Moon
Zdroj: Rogue Moon (1960), Chapter 6 (pp. 127-128)
„I'm all done with hating you. It's all washed out of me. I hate people hard, but I don't hate them very long.“
— Raymond Chandler, kniha The Lady in the Lake
Zdroj: The Lady in the Lake
„No, I don't think I can hit.370 for the season. At my age you come to the point when you are tired in the warmer weather. But if I were younger, and I knew what I know now about hitting, I could do it easily. When you are 28, you feel good all the time. At my age, sometimes you feel groggy. People say, "Why do they have to rest Willie Mays once in a while. They think it is not that hard to play the outfield. But it is not playing the outfield that is so tiring. It is the base-running. People don't realize how much more you are on base and how much running you have to do when you get 200 hits a year. You have to concentrate every minute on the bases to avoid the pickoffs, to fake a steal, to know whether to take the extra base. It begins to wear you down in late summer.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "You Can't Overlook Roberto Clemente" by Al Grady, in The Iowa City Press-Citizen (Wednesday, June 28, 1967), p. 13
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1967</big>
„What other people think of me is not my business. What I do is what I do. How people see me doesn’t change what I decide to do. I don’t choose projects so people don’t see me as one thing or another. I choose projects that excite me.“
— RuPaul Actriz de Televisa, dueña y señora de los ejidos cacaoahuateros 1960
Interview with David Shankbone (2007)
„I hate it when I go out and I see parents going, 'don't do that', or 'stop doing that' when some kid's just hanging off a staircase or something. There's too much of this, 'don't do that.“
— Joe Strummer British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002
The whole thing baffles me.
„Well, I once wrote in - it's in Joan Mitchell Paints a Picture, as I remember, Irving Sandler, a long time ago, that I hated the word 'Nature' with a capital 'N.'... But now I accept it, I suppose. I mean, I really like trees and flowers and dogs and all that much more than.... a lot of other people [do]... You know, I really do get pleasure out of... Great pleasure. Out of just looking at... But I have fun here [New York] too, you know.“
— Joan Mitchell American painter 1925 - 1992
Tape number two, side A
1975 - 1992
„Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israelis and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.“
— Trent Lott United States Senator from Mississippi 1941
On Sunnis and Shia, as quoted in CNN http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2006/09/lott-bush-barely-mentioned-iraq-in.html (2006).
„I don't know why people see the things that they do. I wouldn't pay to see them, they don't touch me or move me in any way.“
— Sherilyn Fenn American actress 1965
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "Sherilyn and Sherilyn Alike", by Dale Brasel. Detour (USA). May 1995. p. 46-50.
„Or when people break up, they always use a bunch of lines on each other, you know, terrible rubbish lies, like "It’s not you, it’s me, it’s me." It’s NEVER you, it’s always them! You should level with these people! Tell them! "You know that strange sound you used to hear when you were going to sleep? That was me CHEWING the bed, out of sheer boredom! OOOOHH, How I HATE you, I hate you so much it gives me energy! I have to get up early in the morning to hate you because there isn’t time enough in the day. Please, GO AWAY!" Or that other BULLSHIT: "I need more space!" People never quantify exactly how much space they really need.. do they? But strangely enough, it always seems to be the exact same height, depth and breadth as you.“
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
— Alice Borchardt American fiction writer 1939 - 2007