— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Context: The amount of organic matter that could have been produced in the first few hundred million years of Earth history was sufficient to have produced in the present ocean a several-percent solution of organic matter. This is just about the dilution of Knorr's chicken soup, and not that different from the composition either. And chicken soup is widely known to be good for life.
— Maurice Sendak, Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
„“What do I ‘feel’?” he sneered... Did you actually ask me what I ‘feel’? I ‘feel’ I’m surrounded by morons!”“
— Malcolm Azania Canadian politician 1969
Chapter 2 “Facing the Ultimate Archenemy” (p. 51)
„I bring excitement on the sets. I’m an exciting actor, overrated, exaggerated. But I’m not an unexciting actor. I excite people. I never lose hope. If I feel that a film is going wrong somewhere, I do even better.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„Since Adam and Eve ate the apple, man has never refrained from any folly of which he was capable. The End.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Full text of Russell's book History of the World in Epitome (For Use in Martian Infant Schools), written in 1959 and published on his ninetieth birthday, as quoted in Slater Bertrand Russell (1994), p. 136
„Sometimes I feel like I’m actually on the wrong planet. It’s great when I’m in my garden, but the minute I go out the gate I think, ‘What the hell am I doing here?“
— George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001
„The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey.“
— William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
„I asked if I got sick and died, would you
With my black funeral go walking too,
If you’d stand close to hear them talk or pray
While I’m let down in that steep bank of clay.“
— John Millington Synge Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore 1871 - 1909
„I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.“
— Peter Dinklage American actor 1969
“ 'Game of Thrones' Star Peter Dinklage on Why He's Vegetarian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RlQwEgjCxE,” ad for PETA (26 August 2011).
„How in hell are you going to recognize a legitimate holy man when you see one if you don't even know a cup of consecrated chicken soup when it's right in front of your nose?“
— Jerome David Salinger American writer 1919 - 2010
Context: Even if you went out and searched the whole world for a master — some guru, some holy man — to tell you how to say your Jesus Prayer properly, what good would it do you? How in hell are you going to recognize a legitimate holy man when you see one if you don't even know a cup of consecrated chicken soup when it's right in front of your nose? Can you tell me that?
„I came upon a child of god,
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me:
"I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm“
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
Context: I came upon a child of god, He was walking along the road And I asked him, where are you going And this he told me: "I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm I’m going to join in a rock ’n’ roll band I’m going to camp out on the land, I’m going to try an’ get my soul free. "Woodstock"