— P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996
Context: For me there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on. I don't look for an answer, because I don't think there is one. I'm very glad to be the bearer of a question. Quoted in "Hail, Mary!" in The Independent (19 September 2004) http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20040919/ai_n12760667/print by Mark Bostridge
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
„I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?“
— Anne Bancroft American actress 1931 - 2005
Interview on her role in the Broadway play "Two for the Seesaw". The New York Times (1958).
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
— James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1612 - 1650
My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.
„No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp!“
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Context: Any student of mine must be able to defend his ideas against an attack. No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp! Chapter 40, “On the Horns” (p. 290)
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
„Unlike the Cult of the Seven-Edged Star, the Church of the Seven Pointed Star believed that God had seven points rather than seven edges. Therefore, rather than worshipping the journey toward self-realization symbolized by the edges, they worshipped the goals of self-realization as symbolized by the points. [... ] Adherents to the Church of the Seven-pointed Star used swords with sharp points but no edge, while the Cult of the Seven-Edged Star used swords with sharp edges but no point. Alas, edges proved superior to points in most battles fought in the streets of Nicea. Caroline's followers were forced to either commit sacrilege and switch to edges, or become meals for the ever-present saltwater buzzard. Proving, one could say, the point of the edges.“
— Jeff VanderMeer American writer 1968
AppendiX, "The Ambergris Glossary", entry for Caroline of the Church of the Seven-Pointed Star