— Neamat Imam Canadian-Bangladeshi writer 1971
„Liberals measure compassion by how many people are given welfare. Conservatives measure compassion by how many people no longer need it.“
— Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
As quoted in Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (1984) Leslie Halliwell
„A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
There are no indications that Jefferson ever stated anything like this; slight variants of this statement seem to have become widely attributed to Jefferson only since its appearance in three books of 2004: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey (2004) by Ken Schoolland, p. 235; Damn-ocracy — Government From Hell!: The Political, Economic And Money System (2004) by Wendall Dennis and Reason And Reality : A Novel (2004) by Mishrilal Jain, p. 232; see also info at Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Democracy_is_nothing_more_than_mob_rule.
„Do I think we should leave [the EU]? I don't think we should be given a vote. I see politicians on TV every night telling us that this is a fucking momentous decision that could fucking change Britain forever and blah, blah, blah. It's like, okay, why don't you fucking do what we pay you to do which is run the fucking country and make your fucking mind up. What are you asking the people for? 99 percent of the people are thick as pig shit. They didn't fucking ask us for a referendum when they were going off to war, did they? No, fucking assholes.“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
„About 55 percent of the population believe that (UFOs) are real and that some segment of the government is hiding it from them. That's a majority of the population, more people than voted for Clinton in the last election. About 10 percent of Americans have seen (a UFO) at some point. If you go out and talk to people, they believe this stuff is real.“
— Steven M. Greer American ufologist 1955
Greer cites both the Gallup and Harris polls in this quote.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„Nowadays children look at everyone in the magazines and they want to be a basketball star or on a television show, but there is only so many people who can do those things and not that you shouldn’t aim or dream for these things, but there are so many other fantastic jobs. So it’s good to talk about how to get there and how difficult it is to get there.“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Quoted by Hollie McKay for Fox News, 30 September 2009.
„People tend to talk in terms of how many people and civilians the United States has killed using drones. One question I’m never asked, though, is how many lives did you save?“
— Brett Velicovich 1983
What Drone Warfare Does to a Soldier's Brain http://www.gq.com/story/drone-warfare-interview-brett-velicovich, GQ Magazine, 29 June 2017
— Cormac McCarthy American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1933