— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
— Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
The Madonna of the Future http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2460/2460-h/2460-h.htm (1879) The Atlantic Monthly, March 1873 http://books.google.com/books?id=T4cGAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Cats+and+monkeys+monkeys+and+cats+all+human+life+is+there%22&pg=PA293#v=onepage
— James Clavell American novelist 1924 - 1994
Yabu-san's death poem after being ordered to commit seppuku.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
„Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my music“
— Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979
Context: I think my own way. I don't think like you and my music isn't meant just for the patting of feet and going down backs. When and if I feel gay and carefree, I write or play that way. When I feel angry I write or play that way — or when I'm happy, or depressed, even. Just because I'm playing jazz I don't forget about me. I play or write me, the way I feel, through jazz, or whatever. Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my music, and I would begin to worry about my writing if such a person began to really like it. My music is alive and it's about the living and the dead, about good and evil. It's angry, yet it's real because it knows it's angry.
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
iTunes interview (released June 2, 2007)
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
„Literature does not reflect life, but it doesn't escape or withdraw from life either: it swallows it.“
— Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991