„How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life.“
— Charles Lindbergh, Context: A great industrial nation may conquer the world in the span of a single life, but its Achilles' heel is time. Its children, what of them? The second and third generations, of what numbers and stuff will they be? How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life. This is our modern danger — one of the waxen wings of flight. It may cause our civilization to fall unless we act quickly to counteract it, unless we realize that human character is more important than efficiency, that education consists of more than the mere accumulation of knowledge.
— Gigi D'Agostino, da Walking n° 15 cd 1
„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
„One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful sounds, to know how to play long notes and short notes and to [attain] certain unlimited dexterity... A well formed technique, it seems to me, [is one] that can control and vary a beautiful sound quality.“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
— Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices
— Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993
„There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living "for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is same. Only love.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
— Snoop Dogg American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1971
Interview with BASE Magazine (April 2005).
„People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I'm concerned, it's just a pitstop for the afterlife. It's just a little test to see how you can handle reality.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994