„Five tankers—and the only time I had to put my hand in my pocket was to scratch my balls.“
— Aristóteles Onassis, Quoted in Peter Evans, Ari: Life and Times of Aristotle Socrates Onassis, (1978), p. 118 (p. 107 in the 1986 Summit Books edition) About his five tankers made in Sparrow Point, Baltimore, MD in 1948
— The Notorious B.I.G. American rapper 1972 - 1997
"Goin Back To Cali"
„I hate pockets in trousers … By the way, I do not wear a hose. My hose is my own. No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
As quoted in NME (2 November 1974) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_11-02-1974_-_NME.
„I've always been an ironic dreamer, unfaithful to my inner promises.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I've always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
„I'm immune to all viruses
I get the cocaine it cleans out my sinuses
Kill all the government microchips in my body
I'm the paranoid nigga at your party
I kill all my enemies at birth!
Shut the fuck up!
Bitch and let my slide my hands up your skirt“
— Ol' Dirty Bastard American rapper 1968 - 2004
„We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„After a year or two of keeping my head down and trying to pass myself off as a normal person, I made contact with the five other people at my university who were interested in writing“
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Context: After a year or two of keeping my head down and trying to pass myself off as a normal person, I made contact with the five other people at my university who were interested in writing; and through them, and some of my teachers, I discovered that there was a whole subterranean Wonderland of Canadian writing that was going on just out of general earshot and sight
„I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I'm stronger.
Bob Marley (March 1981)“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin's Letter.
— Ava Gardner American actress 1922 - 1990