The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. Interview with Stewart Alsop, said during his term as vice president. Quoted in Alsop, "A Talk with Nixon," appendix, Nixon and Rockefeller: A Double Portrait (1960).)
Nothing can be done about it: every master has but a single pupiland he will not stay loyal to himfor he is also destined to become a master.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 522, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 357, "Disloyalty a Condition of Becoming a Master," (1879).)
No construction stiff working overtime takes more stress and straining than we did just to stay high.
(Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover explaining the rigors of drug life on the road (1989).
The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.)
Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 196, selection 5, number 78, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)