— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„I don't forgive people because I'm weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„I start off every time I talk about the birthers, I start off by saying, and it's very interesting, I was a great student at the best college in the country. You know? I want to let people know. I'm a smart guy. Because what they do to the birthers, and I don't even like the term, the birthers. I think it's unfair to them. These are people that want to see a birth certificate. They want to know that the president was born here!“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
About Barack Obama's birth certificate. About Barack Obama's birth certificate.
„The only way I've been practicing my whole life, to live my life is to be responsible for what I do. I don't know how to be responsible for what every black male did, I don't know. And yes, I am gonna say that I'm a thug, that's because I came from the gutter and I'm still here! I'm not saying I'm a thug because I wanna rob you or rape people and things. I'm a business man, I mean, you know I'm a business man because you find me at my places of business.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day; yes, I'm a-goin for to tell you all, that I'm a plebian! I glory in it; I am a plebian! The people — yes, the people of the United States have made me what I am; and I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day — yes, to-day, in this place — that the people are everything.“
— Andrew Johnson American politician, 17th president of the United States (in office from 1865 to 1869) 1808 - 1875
First address as Vice-President, widely reported as having been delivered while he was inebriated. (5 March 1865).
„I'm very happy, very delighted.... for I am surrounded here by all that I love. I spent my time out of doors.... and naturally I'm working all the time, and I think this year I'm going to do some serious things. And then in the evening, dear fellow, I come home to my little cottage to find a good fire and a dear little family... Dear friend, it's a delight to watch this person [his first son Jean, born in 1867] grow, and I am glad to have him to be sure...“
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
in a letter to : as cited by K.E. Sullivan. Monet: Discovering Art, Brockhampton press, London (2004), p. 22
„My whole life is made up of: "I'm sorry". I feel like I have to apologize to people, to things, to life itself. It's like, "I'm sorry to be here". I don't want to disturb anyone. But in my work, in the clothes I create, I'm actually telling people that I'm here. So, I guess I'm disturbing them, after all.“
— Yohji Yamamoto Japanese fashion designer 1943
Yohji Yamamoto. May I Help You? in Talking to Myself (2002), Ch. 12: The Expressions "Excuse-me" and "I'm sorry".