„Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores?“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Icke: The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous, Terry, so I'm glad that there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight.
Wogan: But they're laughing at you. They're not laughing with you.
Icke: I don't care.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Interview with Terry Wogan, ibid.
— Jonathan Davis Heavy metal singer, frontman for Korn 1971
Also sometimes attributed to Kurt Cobain
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
„The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
Context: The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and fooling them. p. 52