„The black earth drinks, in turn
The trees drink up the earth.
The sea the torrents drinks, the sun the sea,
And the moon drinks the sun.
Why, comrades, do ye flout me,
If I, too, wish to drink?“
— Anacreonte, Odes, 21.
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
„Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe,—but to feel the life in you down all the fibres of being, passionately and joyfully.“
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barret Barrett 1845-1846 Vol I
— Robbie Williams British singer and entertainer 1974
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
"VOiCE OF E"
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„You study, you learn, but you guard the original naiveté. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.“
— Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954
In 'Time' magazine (26 June 1950)
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
„Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C... M... Punk.“
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
Extreme Championship Wrestling. July 4th, 2006. This was Punk's debut on ECW television.
„We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since days of long ago.“
— Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796
„I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.“
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„The day of resurrection is determined in this manner. The first Sunday after the full moon in Aries is celebrated as Easter. Aries begins on the 21st day of March and ends approximately on the 19th day of April. The sun’s entry into Aries marks the beginning of Spring The moon in its monthly transit around the earth will form sometime between March 21st and April 25th an opposition to the sun, which opposition is called a full moon, The first Sunday after this phenomenon of the heavens occurs Is celebrated as Easter; the Friday preceding this day is observed as Good Friday. This movable date should tell the observant one to look for some interpretation other than the one commonly accepted. These days do not mark the anniversaries of the death and resurrection of an individual who lived on earth.“
— Neville Goddard, Your Faith is Your Fortune
„J. M. W. Turner's Poem dedicated to Ivan Aivazovsky (1842)
Like a curtain slowly drawn
It stops suddenly half open,
Or, like grief itself, filled with gentle hope,
It becomes lighter in the shore-less dark,
Thus the moon barely wanes
Winding her way above the storm-tossed sea.
Stand upon this hill and behold endlessly
This scene of a formidable sea,
And it will seem to thee a waking dream.
That secret mind flowing in thee
Which even the day cannot scatter,
The serenity of thinking and the beating of the heart
Will enchain thee in this vision;
This golden-silver moon
Standing lonely over the sea,
All curtain the grief of even the hopeless.
And it appears that through the tempest
Moves a light caressing wind,
While the sea swells up with a roar,
Sometimes, like a battlefield it looks to me
The tempestuous sea,
Where the moon itself is a brilliant golden crown
Of a great king.
But even that moon is always beneath thee
Oh Master most high,
Oh forgive thou me
If even this master was frightened for a moment
Oh, noble moment, by art betrayed…
And how may one not delight in thee,
Oh thou young boy, but forgive thou me,
If I shall bend my white head
Before thy art divine
Thy bliss-wrought genius...“
— J.M.W. Turner, J.M.W. Turner
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009