— Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
„she may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile.. what else matters?“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Leo Laporte American technology broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur 1956
To Michael Arrington, who was trying to imply that receiving a sample Pre for testing pre-disposed him to a favorable review, on Gillmor Gang (6 June 2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsV-lgnAjps
„I can't stand feeble, robotic psychiatrists. They give you false drugs and turn you into a zombie.“
— Ian Brady British serial killer, perpetrator of the Moors murders 1938
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Of the Arabic call to prayer — as quoted in "Obama: Man of the World" by Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times (March 6, 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/opinion/06kristof.html?_r=0
— John le Carré British novelist and spy 1931
„You're a hostage of the heart
Twisted 'round the smallest finger
Two burning eyes are tearing you apart
Turn your soul into a cinder!“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
— Peter Farb American academic and writer 1929 - 1980
Context: Within a century or so after the discovery of America, more than fifty new foods had been carried back to the Old World, including maize, turkey, white potato, pumpkin, squash, the so-called Jerusalem artichoke, avocado, chocolate, and several kinds of beans. (Potatoes and maize now rank second and third in total tonnage of the world's crops, behind rice but ahead of what is probably man's oldest cultivated grain, wheat.) The European has turned for relief to drugs and pharmaceuticals the Indians discovered: quinine, ephedrine, novocaine, curare, ipecac, and witch hazel.
„"Will you walk into my parlour?" said a spider to a fly;
"'T is the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy."“
— Mary Howitt English poet, and author 1799 - 1888
The Spider and the Fly, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„If the ego is pulled toward the world, it makes a wall. If the same ego is pulled toward God, it makes a ladder“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
Context: Control of the mind can be achieved by understanding yourself, the aim and the energy which is blocking us from progressing. Between God and the Self, the blocking energy is the ego. If the ego is pulled toward the world, it makes a wall. If the same ego is pulled toward God, it makes a ladder.