— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
„Now ain't it good to know
That you've got a friend
When People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you, kiss and desert you.
And take your soul if you let them.
Oh, but don't you let them.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
You've Got a Friend
Song lyrics, Tapestry (1971)
„She grabbed his arm. "Let it be, son!" she cried. "That child ain't hurt!"
"Not hurt! You look into her eyes and tell me she ain't hurt!“
— Mildred D. Taylor, kniha Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Zdroj: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
„Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.“
— Mark Twain, kniha A Tramp Abroad
A Tramp Abroad (1880)
Kontext: You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does -- but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
„What counts for most people in investing is not how much they know, but rather how realistically they define what they don't know.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-genius-of-warren-buffett-in-23-quotes-2015-08-19 "The genius of Warren Buffett in 23 quotes" MarketWatch (19 August 2015)
Quotes from the press
— Willa Cather, kniha My Ántonia
Bok IV, Ch. 4
My Antonia (1918)
— John Steinbeck, kniha The Grapes of Wrath
Zdroj: The Grapes of Wrath
„People afraid of criticism but I always put myself in a sacrificial position, they been know I ain't just rappin for fame“
— Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973
N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master)
On Albums, Untitled (2008)
„I have always been aware of how I break.
I know what kind of situations will break me.
I know what kind of people will do it.
I know how much it will hurt.“
— David Levithan, kniha Every You, Every Me
Zdroj: Every You, Every Me
„Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, Yeah“
— Alicia Keys American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress 1981
Zdroj: Alicia Keys: Unplugged
„You say your life's a bum deal 'n yer up against the wall. Well, people, you ain't even got no deal at all. 'Cause what they do in Washington. They just takes care of Number One. An' Number One ain't you. You ain't even Number Two!“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
"The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing"
You Are What You Is (1981)
„A little bullet pays off so much in wound ballistics. That is what people who choose these weapons know.“
— James Fallows American journalist 1949
"Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal", The Atlantic (7 November 2017)
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
Comments to Prof. David F. Boyd at the Louisiana State Seminary (24 December 1860), as quoted in The Civil War : A Book of Quotations (2004) by Robert Blaisdell. Also quoted in The Civil War: A Narrative (1986) by Shelby Foote, p. 58.
Kontext: You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the North. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it … Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The North can make a steam engine, locomotive, or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth — right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see in the end that you will surely fail.
— Shannon Hale, Princess Academy
Zdroj: Princess Academy
„I know how it's gonna be when I die. It's going to be no noise, you ain't going to hear people screaming. I'mma fade out.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, MTV interview with Tabitha Soren (1995)
„I don't know what's the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding; they learn by some other way — by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!“
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
Part 1: "From Rockaway to MIT", "Who Stole the Door?", p. 36-37
„People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what what they do does.“
— Michel Foucault French philosopher 1926 - 1984
Zdroj: Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason