„People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.“
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
„You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she's not deadly. She's beautiful and she's laughing.“
— Hélène Cixous French philosopher and writer 1937
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
In or Out
— Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -446 - -385 a.C.
Peace, line 1083 (tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Aristoph.+Peace+1083)
„Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Context: Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present but without the experience of the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of book-reading; and this they would say themselves were they to rise from the dead.
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
— Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth