„I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view.“

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—  Georges Lemaître Belgian scientist and priest 1894 - 1966
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„I don't think in any language. I think in images.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov, livro Strong Opinions
Strong Opinions (1973), Context: I don't think in any language. I think in images. I don't believe that people think in languages. They don't move their lips when they think. It is only a certain type of illiterate person who moves his lips as he reads or ruminates. No, I think in images, and now and then a Russian phrase or an English phrase will form with the foam of the brainwave, but that’s about all. From a BBC Interview (1962), p. 14.

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„In my view, there can be no compromise with such a vision. And, no, I don't think we have brought this upon ourselves, which is of course a view that has been attributed to me.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
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„I think I'm a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don't only believe in God, I know there's God.“

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„Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
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