„In a culture, you can choose fear or love. It’s been my experience and my observation that humans on this planet feel more comfortable with fear rather than love and openness… I do know what history tells us about humans. And humans, they actually don’t feel very comfortable with openness and freedom.“
„I love this idea of human-machine partnerships because in my mind it’s always been very clear. It’s not about humans or machines, it’s about humans and machines.“
— Michael Dell Businessman, CEO 1965
SDxCentral: "Michael Dell Says Robopocalypse Is Fake News, Future Is Software Defined" https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/michael-dell-says-robopocalypse-is-fake-news-future-is-software-defined/2018/04/ (30 April 2018)
„About shocking. You know I feel comfortable in my skin. I think it's an okay thing to express yourself.“
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
Diane Sawyer interview http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/stories/2003_11_23/story_1024.asp, 60 Minutes (23 November 2003)
„I’ve been lucky - I’ve dealt with, and studied with, VERY successful people, and it seems to me the more successful the performer, the less they have to hide, and the less they feel it necessary to make you feel bad about yourself or what you do. That’s true in many arenas, though – the more comfortable someone is in his or her own skin, the more they have to offer, and the more comfortable YOU feel while around them – you can actually connect and share as human beings. The pressure of trying to impress one another evaporates, because a mutual respect already exists.“
— Misty Lee Magician, voice actress, comedian 1976
A Conversation With The Magical Misty Lee" https://web.archive.org/web/20080704115229/http://www.popcultureaddict.com/close/mistylee.htm (January 28, 2008)
„In the poor man I see humanity. I can't think of humanity without feeling sympathy for him, without feeling love for him. It is not the physical universe, but rather the moral universe, the social existence of mankind, that I must think and love, if my thought of God is to be called love.“
— Hermann Cohen German philosopher 1842 - 1918
The Concept of Religion in the System of Philosophy (1915), An dem Armen geht mir der Mensch auf. Daher kann ich den Menschen nicht denken ohne das Mitleid mit ihm, ohne die Liebe zu ihm. Nicht das Universum, aber das sittliche Universum, das soziale Dasein der Menschen muß ich denken und lieben, wenn mein Denken Gottes: Liebe heißen darf. p. 81 http://books.google.com/books?id=rZ9RAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA81
„There are still a few erect human beings in the socalled world. Proudly and humbly, I say to these human beings:
"O my fellow citizens, many an honest man believes a lie. Though you are as honest as the day, fear and hate the liar. Fear and hate him when he should be feared and hated:now. Fear and hate him were he should be feared and hated:in yourselves.
"Do not hate and fear the artist in yourselves, my fellow citizens. Honour him and love him. Love him truly— do not try to possess him. Trust him as nobly as you trust tomorrow.
"Only the artist in yourselves is more truthful than the night."“
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
Essay in the anthology The War Poets (1945) edited by Oscar Williams
„Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it ends in a belief that there is no god, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
1780s, Letter to Peter Carr (1787), Context: Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it ends in a belief that there is no god, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you. If you find reason to believe there is a God, a consciousness that you are acting under his eye, and that he approves you, will be a vast additional incitement; if that there be a future state, the hope of a happy existence in that increases the appetite to deserve it; if that Jesus was also a god, you will be comforted by a belief of his aid and love.
„I've been asked whether I feel more like a Brit than an American and I don't know what the answer to that question is. I know that I feel that London is home and I'm very happy with that as my home. I love London as a city and I feel very comfortable there. In terms of identity, I'm still a bit baffled.“
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
2010s, BlogTalkRadio "Milling About with Gillian Anderson" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/robin-milling/2013/05/24/milling-about-with-gillian-anderson (May 24, 2013)
„I've been trying to live my life so that in the hour of my death I would rather feel joy, than fear.“
— Witold Pilecki World War II concentration camp leader and resistor 1901 - 1948
After the announcement of the death sentence. Source: Bartłomiej Kuraś, Witold Pilecki – w Auschwitzu z własnej woli, „Ale Historia”, w: „Gazeta Wyborcza”, 22 kwietnia 2013.
„What can I do with this memory?
Shake the bones out of it?
Defoliate the smile?
Stub out the chin with cigarettes?
Take the face of the man I love
and squeeze my foot into it,
when all the while my heart is making a museum?
I love you the way the oboe plays.
I love you the way skinny dipping makes my body feel.
I love you the way a ripe artichoke tastes.
Yet I fear you,
as one in the desert fears the sun.“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
45 Mercy Street (1976), "Waking Alone" from The Divorce Papers
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„[Talking about gender transition) I want to say here, in clear and bold words to all humans out there who are going through similer experiences, and especially these of Ultra-Orthodox background: "You can Do It!!! It is not going to be easy, but it is way easier than not transitioning. When you start to see the changes, and feel more comfortable with your body, you wouldn't stop loving yourself."“
— Abby Stein Trans activist, speaker, and educator 1991
2015, On her blog, November 11, 2015. http://thesecondtransition.blogspot.com/2015/11/and-time-has-come-coming-out.html
„Disrespect, the feeling that what one has to offer in life has been rejected, the feeling that one has joined history's losers can make us as human beings more vulnerable to evil.“
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
Quotes, Our Larger Tasks (2002)
„fear or freedom
is not an idea
it is a feeling
it emanates from within“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
2000s, From a collection of hundreds of quotes set to music and available online at Maharaji's personal website http://www.maharaji.net/ (2001)