— Albert Ellis American psychologist 1913 - 2007
— Jenny Holzer American conceptual artist 1950
— Aleister Crowley, livro The Book of the Law
The Book of the Law (1904), I:29.
— William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Context: I love art, and I love history, but it is living art and living history that I love... It is in the interest of living art and living history that I oppose so-called restoration. What history can there be in a building bedaubed with ornament, which cannot at the best be anything but a hopeless and lifeless imitation of the hope and vigour of the earlier world? "The History of Pattern-Designing" lecture (1882) The Collected Works of William Morris (1910 - 1915) Vol. 22.
„I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstance and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life?“
— Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976
Excerpt from his book White Fluffy Clouds.
„It now requires such artful speculation to maintain an orthodox faith in chance. Skeptics, it would seem, are willing to believe anything.“
— Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011
The Gendered Atom: Reflections on the Sexual Psychology of Science (1999), Context: Or perhaps... there is actually an infinity of universes among which only this one has by sheer accident produced the conditions for life and mind. It now requires such artful speculation to maintain an orthodox faith in chance. Skeptics, it would seem, are willing to believe anything. Ch.9 Deep Community
— Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism
An Essay on Criticism (1711)
„There still remained, for all men to share, the linked worlds of love and art. Linked, because love without art is merely the slaking of desire, and art cannot be enjoyed unless it is approached with love.“
— Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars
The City and the Stars (1956), Chapter 5 (p. 37)
„This death to the logic of emotional commitments of our chance moment in the world of space and time, this recognition of, the shift of our emphasis to, the universal life that throbs and celebrates its victory in the very kiss of our own annihilation, this amor fati, "love of fate," love of the fate that is inevitably death, constitutes the experience of the tragic art…“
— Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 2
— Jenny Han, livro P.S. I Still Love You
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), "A Man and A Woman"
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
During a dinner discussion with Kristen Bell and Jean Reno. Filmed for a week of shows in Paris, France. 2011-08-05 broadcast