„It’s not easy to know what is true for you or me
at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I’m what
I feel and see and hear, Harlem, I hear you.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"Theme from English B"
„“How does it feel to have just changed the course of history?”
“I don’t know what you mean,” said the navigator. “To my way of thinking, by the time history happens I’m going to be dead.”“
— John Brunner British author 1934 - 1995
tracking with closeups (11) “The Sealed Train”
„I know I’m also the girl who’s Chinese family doesn’t speak Chinese, and I’ve grown up watching Western philosophy movies teaching me that I should follow my heart and that I can do and be anything I desire. It almost feels like sometimes I’m too Asian, and then other times I’m not Asian enough. I don’t know... I’m not typical. I don’t fit the box. I’m just ME… Moments like these push me to grow and become better and all I can do is be the best me I can be and trust that what’s right for me will come along.“
— Nikki SooHoo American actress 1988
My Reflection in Mulan http://nikkisoohoo.com/blog/2016/11/7/my-reflection-in-mulan (November 7, 2016)
— Carl Sandburg, Breathing Tokens
„Eating a vegan diet — it’s just so much healthier — and you avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body. I really noticed a difference in my skin not too long after switching to fully vegan. … The older I’ve gotten, the more it’s occurred to me that I’m doing it in order to live longer, though the vanity component will always be there. … I just told myself one day that I’m going to do it and I’m going to give myself eight weeks. And that I’m not going to commit on this for a lifetime because it’s psychologically huge for people to wrap their minds around it. And I’m just going to see how I feel, I’m going to test my blood again and see if there’s anything. Giving it that long you sort of get over the fact of feeling how big and difficult it is at the beginning. And if you really give yourself long enough to start feeling differently and sort of see the benefits then it will be great.“
— Michelle Pfeiffer American actress 1958
"Michelle Pfeiffer’s Big Secret", interview with Urbanette (February 2016) http://urbanette.com/michelle-pfeiffer-interview/
— Buddy Holly American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959
True Love Ways, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty (1958)
„I’m vegan now. I’ve been vegan for a month. Wanting to eat cleaner. Also I was trying to play lighter this year, be easier on my joints and on my feet. Getting older and you don’t want to let that age sneak up on you where you just get in the habit of eating whatever you want to eat because I know I’m gonna burn it off when it’s time to play. So just creating better habits. I feel much better. I thought it was all hype. I thought people just said it just because it was a healthier food but I can feel it. I can definitely feel it.“
— Damian Lillard American professional basketball player 1990
"Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard ‘feels much better' after going on vegan diet" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLZ-qndfGWA, video interview with OregonLive Sports (September 25, 2017).
„I believe you can do some real harm, not to Harry Reid but to me…I’m not sure you can win and I’m not sure I can win if you’re hurting my chance and that’s the part that scares me.“
— Scott Ashjian American businessman 1963
Sharron Angle to Scott Ashjian, recorded conversation — reported in
„I’m not attached to anything.
I’m attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty.
I think that I will die with the boots on.“
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
„Maybe in June or July, I looked in the mirror. I’m like, ‘Man, I see a fat man. Look at that man, I feel fat.’ Not just feel fat, just look fat, too. I needed like a bra or something. I kept eating all this Turkish food. I was like, I need to stop doing it. I need to just — the season is coming. It’s a really important season for us. I need to be in shape.“
— Enes Kanter Turkish basketball player 1992
Interview https://twitter.com/ErikHorneOK/status/909508614259445760 with The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne (September 17, 2017); as quoted in "NBA players explain why they are going vegan and vegetarian" https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/nba-players-explain-why-they-are-going-vegan-and-vegetarian/ar-AAu21r4, MSN.com (October 25, 2017).
„Now my ears are awakening again, just because I’m part of the zeitgeist of contemporary whatever. Even though I’m in this remote place, I get it.“
— Suzanne Ciani Italian American composer and musician 1946