— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
„So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.“
— George Patton, Context: So as through a glass, and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names, but always me. And I see not in my blindness What the objects were I wrought, But as God rules o'er our bickerings It was through His will I fought. So forever in the future, Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter, But to die again, once more.
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
„The Girl With Many Eyes
One day in the park
I had quite a surprise.
I met a girl
who had many eyes.
She was really quite pretty
(and also quite shocking!)
and I noticed she had a mouth,
so we ended up talking.
We talked about flowers,
and her poetry classes,
and the problems she'd have
if she ever wore glasses.
It's great to know a girl
who has so many eyes,
but you really get wet
when she breaks down and cries.“
— Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958
„Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see, one chance out between two worlds, fire walk with me!“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
„I mean that it is more natural for me to be wicked than virtuous, when I do a bad act, and I've done many, I never feel wither shame, remorse or fear, I sometimes wish it was not necessary as I don't like the trouble, but as for any moral sense of principle, I haven't a particle. Many people are like me as actions prove, but they are not so frank in owning it and insist on keeping up the humbug of virtue. You'll find that is true, Rose, when you know the world better.“
— Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
„What is the heart but a spring, and the nerves but so many strings, and the joints but so many wheels, giving motion to the whole body?“
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
„How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!“
— Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
„One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago
I met a little girl with a book under her arm.
I asked her why she was out so early and
she answered that there were too many books and
far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.“
— Tove Jansson Finnish children's writer and illustrator 1914 - 2001
„Being an atheist must be like living in a closed cell with no windows. I’d hate to live like that, wouldn’t you? We see them, mind you, on television today, many brilliant people who are professional atheists who say they know for a fact that it’s insanity to have a God or to believe in religion. Well, OK, God bless them for feeling that way and I hope they’re happy. But I couldn’t live with that certainty, and I wonder about some of them: why are they protesting so much? How are they so sure of what is out there? And who am I to refute the beliefs of so many great philosophers and martyrs all the way down the years?“
— Anthony Hopkins Welsh stage and television actor 1937
"Sir Anthony Hopkins: I couldn't be an atheist". https://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/02/11/sir-anthony-hopkins-i-couldnt-be-an-atheist/ (February 11, 2011)
„The ancients see me not, nor I, the ancients,
Though I see the ancients not, the Way they trod is before me,
Their Way before me, can I but follow.“
— Yi Hwang Korean Confucianism scholar 1501 - 1570
The old teacher never saw me; he lived long before my time. Though I may never meet him, I can see the road he traveled. With his wise road before me, what reason for me to stray?
„Many will call me an adventurer, and that I am... only one of a different sort: one who risks his skin to prove his truths.“
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967