— Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicat... 1918 - 1980
„Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.“
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
"The Calendar's New Clothes," New York Times (30 December 1999)
„I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
„Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
Never shall I forget that smoke.
Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.
— Elie Wiesel, Night
„The music ends. The screen grows dark. We hurry
To go our devious secret ways, forgetting
Those many lives... We loved, we laughed, we killed,
We danced in fire, we drowned in a whirl of sea-waves.
The flutes are stilled, and a thousand dreams are stilled.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
„The world we want to transform has already been worked on by history and is largely hollow. We must nevertheless be inventive enough to change it and build a new world. Take care and do not forget ideas are also weapons.“
— Subcomandante Marcos Mexican activist 1957
Le Monde Diplomatique (August 2000) " Ideas Are Also Weapons http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Mexico/Ideas_weapons.html"
„When I was 5 or 6, I already was telling people, I want to be a movie star. I was already a movie fan, though at the time I thought the actors were actually behind the screen. As a boy, my dream was just to be a movie star; later, I wanted to be an actor.“
— Earl Holliman American actor 1928
— William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984