„Sometimes I pick up a magazine and read a piece of film criticism — to the end only if I like it. I don't like those which are too free with praise because their reasons seem wrong and that annoys me. Critics who attack me do so for such contradictory reasons that they confuse me, and I am afraid that if I am influenced by one, I will sin according to the standards of the other.“
Encountering Directors interview (1969)
— Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
Philstar, Duterte to media: You can criticize me as long as it’s true https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/09/11/1622603/duterte-media-you-can-criticize-me-long-its-true (September 2016)
— Sister Souljah American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer 1964
„My legal wife is to me dead; the only ecclesiastical authority I recognise pronounces me free; the attacks and threats of men do not disturb me. I am acting according to a clear conscience, and am doing hurt to no man. For my conduct, I will answer to my maker.“
— William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584
William talking about his personal life, as quoted in William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison, p. 176
„I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?“
— Anne Bancroft American actress 1931 - 2005
Interview on her role in the Broadway play "Two for the Seesaw". The New York Times (1958).
„The fact that many people overindulge, and lose themselves in excess, and make fools of themselves and act like idiots, is no reason for me to do these things. The reason for me to do these things is that I, too, am an idiot.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from Daily Negations (2007)
„It isn’t that I object to it. I just feel it’s the wrong adjective as applied to the films I do. Because horror to me is, say, a film like The Godfather.“
— Peter Cushing English actor 1913 - 1994
Or anything to do with war, which is real and can happen, and unfortunately, no doubt, will happen again some time. But the films that dear Christopher Lee and I do are really fantasy. And I think fantasy is a better adjective to use. I don’t object to the term horror, it’s just the wrong adjective!
Peter Cushing Interview 1973 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048plh0 (1973)
„If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too. I want them to be able to do whatever they want around me.“
— Stephen Chbosky, kniha The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Varianta: I don't want to be somebody's crush. if somebody likes me, i want them to like the real me, not what they think i am. And i don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so i can feel it too. - Sam
Zdroj: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„When I am gone I hope there may still be courageous people in the world to criticize me, so that I don't become a hindrance on anybody's path. And those who will criticize me will not be my enemies; neither am I the enemy of those whom I have criticized. The working of the enlightened masters just has to be understood.“
— Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990
Satyam Shivam Sundaram
„It'll sometimes hit me in the middle of a song, like, who do I think I am standing up here…playing.“
— Jack White American musician and record producer 1975
On having a calling to stand on stage and perform to people—as a priest or as a musician
Marc Maron (June 8, 2012). " Jack White http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_289_-_jack_white". WTF With Marc Maron. Season 2. Episode 289. 21:48 minutes in.
„I am hopeful, though not full of hope, and the only reason I don't believe in happy endings is because I don't believe in endings.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
Zdroj: Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast
„Even if I don't like what I am, I know what I am. My children like what they are, but they don't know what they are. So tell me which is worse.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, kniha Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Zdroj: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
„I seem to have gathered a reputation for being a jerk in real life, because frankly fans make me uncomfortable. Complete strangers come up and talk to me like they've known me their whole lives, and for that reason I can seem a bit stand-offish… No, the whole "fan" thing confuses me.“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
„All who want me would like to eat me up, But I am too expansive and am open to all sides, desire this here and that there.“
— Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven German poet 1874 - 1927
Quoted in Irene Gammel, Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity, p 105.
„I have just concluded my series of paintings, I look at them constantly. I who made them often find them horrible. I understand them only at rare moments, when I have forgotten all about them, on days when I feel kindly disposed and indulgent to their poor maker. Sometimes I am horribly afraid to turn round canvases which I have piled against the wall; I am constantly afraid of finding monsters where I believed there were precious gems!... Thus it does not astonish me that the critics in London relegate me to the lowest rank. Alas! I fear that they are only too justified!“
— Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903
However, at times I come across works of mine which are soundly done and really in my style, and at such moments I find great solace. But no more of that. Painting, art in general, enchants me. It is my life. What else matters?
Quote in a letter, 20 Nov. 1883; as quoted in Painting Outside the lines, Patterns of Creativity in Modern Art, ed. David W. Galenson, Harvard University Press, 30 Jun 2009, p. 84
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
Torvalds, Linus, 2015-01-15, <nowiki>Linus Torvalds on why he isn’t nice: "I don’t care about you"</nowiki>, 2015-01-20 http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/linus-torvalds-on-why-he-isnt-nice-i-dont-care-about-you/,
„Time and again, you’ve picked me up. And I hope, sometimes, I picked you up, too. And tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, DNC Address (July 2016)
Kontext: Time and again, you’ve picked me up. And I hope, sometimes, I picked you up, too. And tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. Because you're who I was talking about 12 years ago when I talked about hope. It’s been you who fueled my dogged faith in our future, even when the odds were great; even when the road is long. Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope.
America, you've vindicated that hope these past eight years. And now I’m ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen. So this year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me — to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.
„I have a lot of critics; we all know that. And I do kind of want to say — you know, put my middle finger up to everybody and say, think what you want about me. I am who I am. But at the end of the day, I'm an athlete that wants to win.“
— Hope Solo American association football player 1981
As quoted in Hope Solo: 'I speak the truth, and people either love me or they hate me'" http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/2012/08/29/hope-solo-i-speak-the-truth-and-people-either-love-me-or-they-hate-me/#6489101=0, seattlepi.com (August 29, 2012)
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Zdroj: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath