„I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.“
— Terence Roman comic playwright -185 - -159 př. n. l.
Act II, scene 2, 12, line 243.
„Had I been wrong, this would still have been the honorable thing to do.
I am very glad, however, to find out that I was right.“
— David Brin novelist, short story writer 1950
Chapter 110 (p. 626)
— T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Context: I am glad you have a Cat, but I do not believe it is So remarkable a cat as My Cat. My Cat is a Lilliecat Hubvously. What a lilliecat it is. There never was such a Lilliecat. Its Name is JELLYORUM and its one Idea is to be Usefull!! Letter to his godson, Thomas Erle Faber (January 1931) as quoted in "T.S. Eliot's Private Letters To Faber Publishing Family To Be Sold" at World Collector's Net http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/news/newstories/news736.html (12 August 2005)
— Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd
— Stephen Hawking, Sigan Ŭn Hangsang Mirae Ro Hŭrŭnŭnʼga: Hokʻing Paksa Ŭi Chaemi Innŭn Chʻoesin Ujuron
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— John Lyly English politician 1553 - 1606
„Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, "I am not a crook." Jimmy Carter says, "I have lusted after women in my heart." President Reagan says, "I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope."“
— Art Buchwald journalist, humorist, United States Marine 1925 - 2007
Time magazine (29 September 1986).
„I am in the awkward situation of writing a foreword to a book by a gay person. This is an awkward situation not because Joe Perez is gay, but because I have to point it out. I feel the same damn irritation as having to refer to, say, Edmund White as a "gay writer." Nobody has to point out that I am heterosexual, although now I hear that I am not a heterosexual but a metrosexual, although, in fact, I have never had sex with a metro in my life. But I'm sure it is a wonderful experience.“
— Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949
„From '41 to '51
I was my folk's contrary son;
I bit my father's hand right through
And broke my mother's heart in two.“
— John Masefield English poet and writer 1878 - 1967
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961