— Jack Welch American executive: General Electric CEO 1935
— Mike Krzyzewski American basketball player and coach 1947
— Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006
„I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation, where they won´t be judged by the color of their skin, but by the contente of their character.-->“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„Reading activates and exercises the mind.
Reading forces the mind to discriminate. From the beginning, readers have to recognize letters printed on the page, make them into words, the words into sentences, and the sentences into concepts.
Reading pushes us to use our imagination and makes us more creatively inclined.“
— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
„If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.“
— Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
„I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
„[T]hus one should not think that desire is repressed, for the simple reason that the law is what constitutes both desire and the lack on which it is predicated. Where there is desire, the power relation is already present: an illusion, then, to denounce this relation for a repression exerted after the event.“
— Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction