— Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930
„he's a genius, she's a genius, wow, you know alot of geniuses, you should meet some stupid people sometime, you might learn something“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„Propaganda is not French, it is not civilized to want other people to believe what you believe because the essence of being civilised is to possess yourself as you are, and if you possess yourself as you are you of course cannot possess any one else, it is not your business.“
— Gertrude Stein, livro Paris France
Paris France (1940), p. 56
„You exist: without name, without form. You cannot see the light of day; you cannot see the dark. You sold the green earth and the sun and stars to save yourself. But you have no self. All that which you sold, that is yourself. You have given everything for nothing. And so now you seek to draw the world to you, all that light and life you lost, to fill up your nothingness. But it cannot be filled. Not all the songs of earth, not all the stars of heaven, could fill your emptiness.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 12, "The Dry Land"
„Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.“
— Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
Time Magazine (27 March 1964).
„Only one thing is expect of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself and love with all your being and all your light without stopping.“
— Michael Elmore-Meegan British humanitarian 1959
All Will be Well (2004)
„Without the music to shout over, few people bothered saying anything." (Remarking on a power cut while in a bar in the Dominican Republic)“
— Mark Kurlansky American journalist 1948
A Continent of Islands" (1992).
— Thomas Lansing Masson American journalist 1866 - 1934
Thomas L. Masson, The Book of Today, (1923), as cited in: Clifton Fadiman (1955) The American treasury, 1455-1955. p. 791.
„We used to say to the apartheid government: you may have the guns, you may have all this power, but you have already lost. Come: join the winning side. His Holiness and the Tibetan people are on the winning side.“
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
As quoted in "Dalai Lama honours Tintin and Tutu" at BBC News (2 June 2006)
„There are some men who are considered quite ugly, but who are more remarkable than pretty people. You often see that in artists.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1900s, Love Among the Artists (1900)