„I don't see the world like that all the time, but I see the world like that a lot.
So what am I going to do about that?“
„All the movies are about strange worlds that you can't go into unless you build them and film them. That's what's so important about film to me. I just like going into strange worlds.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
As quoted in The Making of Dune (1984) by Ed Naha, p. 213
„You see, if you say something positive like the whole of life – all living things – is descended from a single common ancestor which lived about 4,000 million years ago and that we are all cousins, well that is an exceedingly important and true thing to say and that is what I want to say. Somebody who is religious sees that as threatening and so I am represented as attacking religion, and I am forced into responding to their reaction. But you do not have to see my main purpose as attacking religion. Certainly I see the scientific view of the world as incompatible with religion, but that is not what is interesting about it. It is also incompatible with magic, but that also is not worth stressing. What is interesting about the scientific world view is that it is true, inspiring, remarkable and that it unites a whole lot of phenomena under a single heading. And that is what is so exciting for me.“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
„I regret they don't have symphony orchestras all over the world so I could see Burma and Samarkand.“
— Pierre Monteux French conductor 1875 - 1964
'Pierre Monteux in his own words', Classic Record Collector, Autumn 2003, Number 34, p. 18.
„The world weighs on my shoulders
But what am I to do?
You sometimes drive me crazy
But I worry about you
I know it makes no difference
To what you’re going through
But I see the tip of the iceberg
And I worry about you...
-- Distant Early Warning (1984)“
— Neil Peart Canadian-American drummer , lyricist, and author 1952
„I don't like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world, but it's hard to be old and like what goes on around you. Anyway, the real point is that the things that don't seem to me to be pictorially informed are not so interesting to me.“
— Frank Stella American artist 1936
„If I walk down the street in jeans and a plain t-shirt, I don’t feel like the world sees me as I want to be seen or as what I am.“
— Rachel Trachtenburg American musician 1993
Trachtenburg on her fashion sense.
„I don’t want to see this country resemble or look like or become like Mexico. Mexico is great to visit, I’ve been there a few times. I respect all peoples of the world.“
— David Duke American White nationalist, white supremacist, writer, right-wing politician, and a former Republican Louisiana State... 1950
Podcast (4 July 2006) http://www.davidduke.com/mp3/dukeradio060704.mp3
„A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing.“
— Michael Franti American rapper 1966
Michael Franti Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s75CPceiCw&feature=related
— Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943
Context: On world economy: "I see the crisis like a theatrical play that concerns the world – not just Greece... But, I am afraid that it is not easy for any country today to decide their own future... Corruption is another way for just a few to benefit... It's a game. What you read is not what's happening. The whole planet is in trouble for the same reason... Generally speaking, yes, greed and capital. In other words, banking".
„A lot of my life is just copying things that I see. There's not a lot of original thought here. There truly is not. I mean, we can all pretend we're all fucking geniuses. Honestly, be good copiers. Do you know what I'm saying? It's the best thing in the world. Like, be around high-functioning, high-quality people and just copy the shit that they do. Observe the shit that's you know kind of crappy and don't so that stuff. It's not a fucking complicated formula.“
— Chamath Palihapitiya American businessman 1976
Chamath Palihapitiya interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk