— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 766 - 818
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 467.
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
— Nathan Lane American actor 1956
On the possibility of winning a Tony Award for his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum — reported in Joan Vadeboncoeur (April 21, 1996) "Grasping For Stardom With The Success of 'Birdcage,' Nathan Lane Has Hopes (Again) For An Elusive Broadway Prize", Syracuse Herald American, p. 25.
— Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
„What we call unfaithfuless: our attempt for once to get out from behind our own face, our desperate hope of eluding the definitive.“
— Max Frisch Swiss playwright and novelist 1911 - 1991
„I don't believe we shall ever again have any form of society in which men will be free. One should not hope for it. One should not hope for anything. Hope is invented by politicians to keep the electorate happy.“
— Pier Paolo Pasolini Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual 1922 - 1975