„There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.“
— Elie Wiesel, Context: I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. As quoted in the International Herald Tribune (15 September 1992)
— Hannah Arendt Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 1975
„Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
„Although I think that life may be the result of an accident, I do not think that of consciousness.“
— Erwin Schrödinger Austrian physicist 1887 - 1961
Context: Although I think that life may be the result of an accident, I do not think that of consciousness. Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else. As quoted in The Observer (11 January 1931); also in Psychic Research (1931), Vol. 25, p. 91
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel German philosopher 1770 - 1831
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
„History is always written by the victor and histories of the vanquished belong to a shrinking circle of those who were there.“
— Joachim Peiper SS officer 1915 - 1976
Parker, Hitler's Warrior, chapter 19, citing Peiper to Karl Wortmann, November 28, 1974 in note 27.
„To write history is as important as to make history. If the writer does not remain true to the maker, then the unchanging truth takes on a quality that will confuse the humanity.“
— Мустафа Кемаль Ататюрк Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938
„Hello, I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. By true I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies and in the end, isn't that the truth?
The answer is no.“
— Leonard Nimoy American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer 1931 - 2015
„And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.“
— Karlheinz Stockhausen German composer 1928 - 2007
Interview by Iara Lee for the film Modulations http://www.furious.com/perfect/stockhauseninterview.html (August 1997)
„I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
"Colonies in space may be only hope, says Hawking" by Roger Highfield in Daily Telegraph (16 October 2001).