„I've changed music four or five times. What have you done of any importance other than be white?“

—  Miles Davis, 1980s, Miles, the Autobiography (1989) (co-written with Quincy Troupe, p. 371.) At a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles 1987, this was his reply to a society lady seated next to him who had asked what he had done to be invited.
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„If there were four or five people like me, that would change the whole dynamic.“

—  Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944
Context: I don't have any illusions that I'm naively going to go down and Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are going to say, "Angus, tell us how to do this." I mean, I know that's not going to work. But I think, No. 1, my election would send a significant message and, No. 2, it might provoke similar movements in other states. If there were four or five people like me, that would change the whole dynamic. As quoted "King Returns: Ex-Gov. Fights For Snowe's Senate Seat" by Susan Sharon at NPR (14 March 2012) http://www.npr.org/2012/03/14/148604276/king-returns-ex-gov-fights-for-snowes-senate-seat

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„It wouldn't take but four or five centrists like me to completely change the dynamics.“

—  Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944
Context: We could send down a combination of Pericles and Thomas Jefferson, and if that person's reporting to Harry Reid [Senate Majority Leader] or Mitch McConnell [Senate Minority Leader], he's going to be ineffective. … Every vote is a test vote. Every vote is party loyalty. We're sunk if it keeps up this way. … It wouldn't take but four or five centrists like me to completely change the dynamics. As quoted in "Angus may be a king-maker" by Deborah McDermott in Seacoast Online (11 March 2012)

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„We live in a world of disposable music; fast-food music without any content… Music is not fireworks, music is feeling. So let's try to change this and bring music back which is really what matters.“

—  Salvador Sobral Portuguese singer 1989
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„I've never had any other loving heartfelt desire. From the minute I heard music I knew why I was born.“

—  Julie Gold American musician 1956
Context: I've never had any other loving heartfelt desire. From the minute I heard music I knew why I was born. To make music to play to listen to music, and for some reason I have been lucky enough to llive this beautiful life as a musicisan. I don't know. I love all things "nature". I'm an animal lover, but I don't have the smarts to be a vet, or the heart to have been a vet cause I cry over any wounded animal. … I might have been maybe a zoo keeper helping feed the animals. Feeding or petting the big cats or whatever. I don't know what else I would have done, because I love music too much. For anyone who has that calling and is trying also to make a living at it, it is really hard. Getting gigs and getting listened to. Getting respect, it's hard. Its what bonds us all because we have been so rejected and dejected. Yet we know in our hearts why we are here. Asked what she might be if she were not a musician, in an interview with Angela Page on Folk Plus WJFF Radio (24 June 2000) http://www.wjffradio.org/FolkPlus/interviews/Gold.html

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„The idea of changing culture is important to me, and it can only be done in a popular medium.“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
Context: If I made a series of lectures on PBS on why there should be feminism, no one would be coming to the party, and it would be boring. The idea of changing culture is important to me, and it can only be done in a popular medium. "We Don’t Say Indian" in Slay Age (2005); also quoted in Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology (2010) by Jennifer K. Stuller

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„Anyone can look at our books and what we've done over 12 years, we have absolutely nothing to hide. We are under attack despite doing nothing wrong, I along with the board and all our ambassadors devote our time for free to raise funds. I've put over USD 150,000 of my own money into the foundation and never received a cent. I'm spending four to five hours a day on the foundation … and getting grief for it“

—  Shane Warne Australian former international cricketer 1969
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