— Lena Horne American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer 1917 - 2010
— Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937
— Giannina Braschi, livro Yo-Yo Boing!
Yo-Yo Boing! (Spanglish novel, 1998), Context: If I respected languages like you do, I wouldn't write at all. El muro de Berlín fue derribado. Why can't I do the same? Desde la torre de Babel, las lenguas han sido siempre una forma de divorciarnos del resto de la humanidad. Poetry must find ways of breaking distance. I'm not reducing my audience. On the contrary, I'm going to have a bigger audience with the common markets — in Europe — in America. And besides, all languages are dialects that are made to break new grounds. I feel like Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio, and I even feel like Garcilaso forging a new language. Saludo al nuevo siglo, el siglo del nuevo lenguaje de América, y le digo adiós a la retórica separatista y a los atavismos.
„I love the way form and rhythm can somehow confer a higher destiny on even the most workaday words.“
— Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet, critic 1954 - 2012
„It was the way the autumn day looked into the high windows as it waned; the way the red light, breaking at the close from under a low sombre sky, reached out in a long shaft and played over old wainscots, old tapestry, old gold, old colour.“
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
„Researchers of the peninsula will get nowhere unless they take a break from their quantifying now and then, and enter into an imaginative sympathy with Korean nationalism, the way any sensible literary scholar assumes a Christian frame of mind when reading Bunyan or Blake.“
— Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963
2010s, League Confederation Goes Outer-Track (September 2018), Having done that one begins to understand why the North appeals strongly to an influential minority in the South. They don’t want to live up there anymore than a moderate Muslim wants to live under the Taliban, but they see it as the purer Korea in many ways, the real deal.
„There are two things that go on in art. There's getting to the essential material and a design that's inherent in the use of material, and also an essential level of expressiveness, a precise way of saying something rather than a complicated way.“
— Kenneth Noland American artist 1924 - 2010
Color, Format and Abstract Art' (1977), pp. 99 – 105
„Take in everything before you and let your eyes be drenched with beauty, and as you love beauty in a reverent way it becomes a sacrament to you.“
— Flower A. Newhouse American mystic 1909 - 1994
Nature, Lecture on nature's beauty
„While there are a number of ways to combat terrorism, attempting to cure the symptoms without tackling the root causes is like waging a losing war on drugs.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2015
„Showing poverty is such a large part of my work because another thing that I am finding is that for me personally, doing this work helps me in trying to come to grips with my own upbringing and all that occurred during that time. Basically, this work to me is a sort of time for reflection, a pseudo inventory of "this is your life," a way to try to accept the concept of what was so inevitable.“
— Manuel Rivera-Ortiz American photographer 1968
Buffalo Rising interview (2007)
— Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die