— Fred Polak Dutch futurologist 1907 - 1985
„Philosophy, which formerly raised man to feel conscious of himself because he was a thinking being and to say, ‘I think therefore I am,” now raises him to say … “I think, therefore I am not,” (unless he takes thought into consideration only in that humble region where it is confused with action).“
„You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil can have is conscious existence - that no one is evil unless he admits it to himself. I disagree.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931
„[Interviewer: You're not known to be a humble man. But I wonder—] I think I am actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
During an interview by Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R42mFx3_ss (17 July 2016)
„This question is posed to mayself, am I a man who thinks he's an angel? Or an angel who thinks he's a man?“
— Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
„I am not Deep Throat, and the only thing I can say is that I wouldn't be ashamed to be, because I think whoever [it was] helped the country, no question about it.“
— W. Mark Felt Whistleblower who exposed the Watergate scandal 1913 - 2008
The New York Times (29 August 1976)
„The worst of his life is not that he thinks that it is living, but that he is satisfied with it, and the most awful thing of life is that he thinks that is how it should be. He can't understand anyone who thinks differently from him, and when he can't understand anything he says: I'm sorry, but I'm only a humble joiner. It's all he can do to accept that fact that I am studying the history of literature and Scandinavian languages: he accepts it not because I will thereby become mentally enriched, but because he thinks that it will enable me to live an easier life that he. Easier but not different. (p. 200)“
— Stig Dagerman Swedish writer 1923 - 1954
„As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that there is a conclusive argument by which one prove that there is not a God. On the other hand, if I am to convey the right impression to the ordinary man in the street I think that I ought to say that I am an Atheist, because, when I say that I cannot prove that there is not a God, I ought to add equally that I cannot prove that there are not the Homeric gods.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
"Proof of God"
„Allahee... Allah-hee... Allah-hee.... I continued to raise the pitch. When I opened my eyes I asked them: Is this haraam? I am calling the God. I am thinking of him. I am searching for Him. Why do you call my search haraam?“
— Bismillah Khan Indian musician 1916 - 2006
In reply to the Shia Maulvis in Iran who were arguing with him that Music should be banned, he sang the song in Raag Bhairavi and posed a question to them to which they had no answer.
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
„Spike's was a very simple philosophy when we met him. I think that now he is forming one, and I think that the best thing that he has come up with so far is that a lot of being human is about degradation and pain and humiliation. I think he's starting to understand that for the first time. I think he got away from that by becoming a vampire and that's why he was so keen to stop being human, but he's getting back to being human now.“
— James Marsters American actor 1962
Spike's philosophies about life http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/interviews/marsters/page3.shtml
„I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;" as close an approach to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.“
— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Context: Cartesian, adj. Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, Cogito ergo sum -- whereby he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The dictum might be improved, however, thus: Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;" as close an approach to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.
— Henri Bergson French philosopher 1856 - 1941
Speech at the Descartes Conference http://books.google.com/books?id=BynXAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Je+dirais+qu'il+faut+agir+en+homme+de+pens%C3%A9e+et+penser+en+homme+d'action%22&pg=PA1579#v=onepage in Paris (1937) Quoted in The Forbes Scrapbook of Thoughts on the Business of Life (1950), p. 442, as "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."