„I wanted to document, somehow, the strength of those people that I had known . . . when the migrant worker was living without any kind of protection.“

On his novel . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra (as quoted in “Tomás Rivera: December 22, 1935–May 16, 1984” https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/tomas-rivera)

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académico estadounidense 1935 - 1984

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„…And I was only concerned about the migrant worker, the people I had known best. I had been a migrant worker. So I began to see that my role—if I want to call it that—would be to document that period of time, but giving it some kind of spiritual strength or spiritual history.“

—  Tomás Rivera American academic 1935 - 1984

On writing about migrant workers (as quoted in “CUANDO LLEGUEMOS/WHEN WE ARRIVE: THE PARADOX OF MIGRATION IN TOMAS RIVERA'S "... Y NO SE LO TRAGO LA TIERRA" https://www.jstor.org/stable/25745215?seq=1)

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„If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979

Letter to his attorney, Yahya Bakhtiar, after his death sentence, as quoted in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell (2007).

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„When I got back from the war in 1946 people didn't want the Mr. Smith kind of movie any more, and I refused to make war pictures.“

—  Jimmy Stewart American film and stage actor 1908 - 1997

On how he started doing westerns, as quoted in "Innocent Revisited" in TIME magazine (29 June 1970) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,878861,00.html

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„There are three kinds of people—the living, the dead, and those at sea.“

—  Tad Williams novelist 1957

Fuente: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Stone of Farewell (1990), Chapter 19, “Children of the Navigator” (p. 475).

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„I will protect my people if I live. For myself I do not fear for I have the word of Usen.“

—  Geronimo leader of the Bedonkohe Apache 1829 - 1909

On being informed that there were authorizations to kill him while he was a prisoner in San Antonio, prior to news of further instructions to transport him to Florida, as quoted in Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars (1990), by Charles Leland Sonnichsen, p. 102; "Usen" is the Apache word for God, and "Nantan" their word for a leader, spokesman, or "chief".
Contexto: I will protect my people if I live. For myself I do not fear for I have the word of Usen. Who is the White Nantan to think he can pit his power against that of Usen?

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„I wasn't the kind of student that Pratt was looking for. They wanted people who would work on something forever. I didn't want to work on any project forever. I intended to get things done.“

—  Jack Kirby American comic book artist, writer and editor 1917 - 1994

Fuente: "'I've Never Done Anything Halfheartedly'". The Comics Journal. Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books (134). February 1990. Reprinted in George, Milo, ed. (2002). The Comics Journal Library, Volume One: Jack Kirby. Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books. p. 22.

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„Those who are fleeing war and violence are entitled to protection and shelter. […] We want to govern, but not at any price. We want to create change. And to always continue seeing the people behind the policy.“

—  Jesse Klaver Dutch politician and trade union leader 1986

a statement on Facebook after the fall of coalition talks, quoted by Deutsche Welle http://www.dw.com/en/netherlands-coalition-government-negotiations-fail-again/a-39228806

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„The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action in mind.“

—  Frank Herbert American writer 1920 - 1986

"The Plowboy Interview: Frank Herbert", in Mother Earth News No. 69 (May/June 1981)
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„I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

5 April 1944
The Diary of a Young Girl (1942 - 1944)
Original: (nl) Ik moet iets hebben naast man en kinderen waar ik me aan wijden kan! O ja, ik wil niet zoals de meeste mensen voor niets geleefd hebben. Ik wil van nut of plezier zijn voor de mensen, die om mij heen leven en die mij toch niet kennen.
Variante: I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“