„It's a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they're afraid of. What they don't want.“
— Khaled Hosseini, livro And the Mountains Echoed
Fonte: And the Mountains Echoed
„I started doing paintings of landscapes in private and wanted to show people what I could do, and to really do that, I needed to do portraits, so I started practising.“
— Pricasso Australian painter 1949
[Lee Rondganger, Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit, The Star, South Africa, 28 September 2007, 2, Independent Online]
„Nobody is familiar with his own profile, and it comes as a shock, when one sees it in a portrait, that one really looks like that to people standing beside one.“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Fonte: Claudius the God (1935), Ch. 6.
Contexto: Nobody is familiar with his own profile, and it comes as a shock, when one sees it in a portrait, that one really looks like that to people standing beside one. For one's full face, because of the familiarity that mirrors give it, a certain toleration and even affection is felt; but I must say that when I first saw the model of the gold piece that the mint-masters were striking for me I grew angry and asked whether it was intended to be a caricature. My little head with its worried face perched on my long neck, and the Adam's apple standing out almost like a second chin, shocked me. But Messalina said: "No, my dear, that's really what you look like. In fact, it is rather flattering than otherwise."
„People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become, and they pay for it, very simply, by the lives they lead.“
— James Baldwin, livro No Name in the Street
No Name in the Street (1972)
„People living in the vanity of their own mind not only destroy themselves, but far too often, they bring destruction to others around them.“
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
Fonte: Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
„It was blazing sunshine and I went on in a turquoise neck muff, glamorous dress and muddy boots and just had the best gig, really emotional. I've had emails from people saying that they cried. They promised it wasn't the drugs.“
— KT Tunstall Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist 1975
On a performance on the Avalon Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
„Progressives conceive of themselves as a caste apart, a special and specialized group of enlightened men and women whose job it is to organize other people’s lives for them, a necessity because those people are too dumb to do it for themselves.“
— Kevin D. Williamson American writer 1972
The Caste System (2018)
„Everyone feels that void. Everyone who has the balls to look inside themselves, anyway. It's what life's all about.. A search.“
— Tiffanie DeBartolo American writer 1970
Fonte: God-Shaped Hole
„The method of Marx and Engels consists precisely in a search for the link which exists between what men think, desire, say and believe for themselves and what they are, what they do.“
— Henri Lefebvre French philosopher 1901 - 1991
From Critique of Everyday Life: Volume 1 (1947/1991)
Contexto: The method of Marx and Engels consists precisely in a search for the link which exists between what men think, desire, say and believe for themselves and what they are, what they do. This link always exists. It can be explored in two directions. On the one hand, the historian or the man of action can proceed from ideas to men, from consciousness to being - i. e. towards practical, everyday reality - bringing the two into confrontation and thereby achieving archieving criticism of ideas by action and realities. That is the direction which Marx and Engels nearly always followed in everything they wrote; and it is the direction which critical and constructive method must follow initially if it is to take a demonstrable shape and achieve results.
But it is equally possible to follow this link in another direction, taking real life as the point of departure in an investigation of how the ideas which express it and the forms of consciousness which reflect it emerge. The link, or rather the network of links between the two poles will prove to be complex. It must be unravelled, the thread must be carefully followed. In this way we can arrive at a criticism of life by ideas which in a sense extends and completes the first procedure.
„Since we can never know anything for sure, it is simply not worth searching for certainty; but it is well worth searching for truth; and we do this chiefly by searching for mistakes, so that we have to correct them.“
— Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994
In Search of a Better World (1984)
Contexto: There are uncertain truths — even true statements that we may take to be false — but there are no uncertain certainties.
Since we can never know anything for sure, it is simply not worth searching for certainty; but it is well worth searching for truth; and we do this chiefly by searching for mistakes, so that we have to correct them.
„You can’t judge a band until you see them live really. Sometimes it makes people love bands they hated.“
— Joe Trohman American musician 1984
My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue (2004), Ultimate Guitar Interview (2008)
„The meaning of a question is the method of answering it: then what is the meaning of 'Do two men really mean the same by the word "white"?' Tell me how you are searching, and I will tell you what you are searching for.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Philosophical Remarks (1991), Part III (27), pp.66-67
Attributed from posthumous publications
„People don't believe what you tell them.
They rarely believe what you show them.
They often believe what their friends tell them.
They always believe what they tell themselves.“
— Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960