„He was just there, looking fantastic... the bastard.“
— Mick Jones, As quoted in 3:AM magazine (1994) http://www.3ammagazine.com/musicarchives/2004/nov/interview_paul_simonon.html Mick Jones on Paul Simonon.
„... just like anybody else with an obsession, whether it be fishing, bowling or skiing, he has ways he can vicariously satisfy it. Maybe he is going to peep shows and reading detective magazines. I think there's an excellent chance that one way he gets off is by going to look at what that call the slasher films.“
— Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989
— Billie Joe Armstrong American singer and guitarist 1972
„If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.“
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
„When I was in the Soviet Union recently I was being interviewed by a newspaperman and he said, "Which dancers influenced you the most?" and I said, "Oh, well, Fred Astaire." He looked very surprised and shocked and I said, "What's the matter?" He said, "Well, Mr. Balanchine just said the same thing."“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Jerome Robbins in Heeley, David, producer and director. Fred Astaire: Puttin' on his Top Hat and Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (two television programs written by John L. Miller), PBS, March 1980. (M).
„A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting... Thus a man of knowledge sweats and puffs and if one looks at him he is just like an ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under his control.“
— Carlos Castaneda Peruvian-American author 1925 - 1998
Carlos Castaneda (1971) Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan. p. 85; As cited in: Eugene Dupuis (2001) Time Shift: Managing Time to Create a Life You Love. Ch. 5: Self Management
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 41. This line is frequently translated as "I am looking for an honest man."
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Remarks at National Action Network headquarters (9 July 2002)
„Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted.“
— David Steindl-Rast, Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day
„Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Frank Sinatra stopped his car. The light was red. Pedestrians passed quickly across his windshield but, as usual, one did not. It was a girl in her twenties. She remained at the curb staring at him. Through the corner of his left eye he could see her, and he knew, because it happens almost every day, that she was thinking, It looks like him, but is it? Just before the light turned green, Sinatra turned toward her, looked directly into her eyes waiting for the reaction he knew would come. It came and he smiled. She smiled and he was gone.“
— Gay Talese American writer 1932