„Because of you, each day is a melon slice
smelling sweetly of earth
Because of you, all fruits reach out to me
as if I were the sun.
Thanks to you, I live on the honey of hope.
You are the reason my heart beats.
Because of you, even my loneliest nights
smile like an Anatolian kilim on your wall.
Should my journey end before I reach my city,
I've rested in a rose garden thanks to you.
Because of you I don't let death enter,
clothed in the softest garments,
and knocking on my door with songs
calling me to the greatest place.“
— Nâzım Hikmet Turkish poet 1902 - 1963
From Because of You (29 August 1960)
„How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours?“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
„We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
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„The heaviest impact of the work of art is in the guts. Art does not reason. It manhandles you and changes you...“
— Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1878 - 1953