— L.J. Smith, The Fury / Dark Reunion
„The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.“
— Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Unsourced in POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline for Anything (2006) by Sam Horn.
„This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.“
— Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
Last Will and Testament (20 November 1798), as quoted in Patrick Henry : Life, Correspondences and Speeches (1891) by William Wirt Henry, Vol. H, p. 631. This also often appears (incorrectly) as "I have now disposed of all my property to my family; there is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian Religion. If they had that, and I had not given them one shilling, they would be rich; and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor." This version goes back at least to 1823, when it appeared in the 29 November 1823 issue of The Manchester Iris, a Weekly Literary and Scientific Miscellany, vol. II, p. 387. A complete transcription https://web.archive.org/web/20160320205247/http://www.redhill.org/last_will.htm of the will may be found at the Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial website.
„You know God damn well I don't smoke this shit Meth
*coughing* Know damn well I don't smoke this sheyit
Know damn well!“
— Ol' Dirty Bastard American rapper 1968 - 2004
„I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles; my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures.“
— William M. Tweed United States politician 1823 - 1878
On the political cartoons of Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, as quoted in "Article IV: An Episode in Municipal Government" by Charles F. Wingate in The North American Review (July 1875), p. 150
— Koenraad Elst orientalist, writer 1959