— John Irving, The Cider House Rules
„I'm not against sentimentality. I think you need it. I mean, I don't think you get a true picture of people without it in writing... It's a kind of poetry, it's an emotional poetry, and, to bring it back to the literary scene, I don't think anything is true that doesn't have it, that doesn't have poetry in it.“
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
„There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There's your answer.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
„The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.“
— Joan Robinson English economist 1903 - 1983
Chapter 7, Marx, Marshall and Keynes, p. 75
„I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!“
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„Only in Russia poetry is respected – it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?“
— Osip Mandelstam Russian poet and essayist 1891 - 1938
Quoted in Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope: A Memoir (1970), ch. 35
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972