„Theorem II. Any feel which feeling has not informed me of, is unknown to me. Comments. 1. Words are sensibly intelligent to a man of only such words as he has experienced. 2. The intellectual signification of words discriminated from the sensible signification. 3. Intellectual intimations discriminated from sensible revelations.“
— Alexander Bryan Johnson United States philosopher and banker 1786 - 1867
Part II. Of the Extent of Sensible Knowledge.
„I can’t comment on Soundgarden because I know them personally and I really like them a lot, but I have strong feelings towards Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains and bands like that. They’re obviously just corporate puppets that are just trying to jump on the alternative bandwagon - and we are being lumped into that category.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Flipside (1992-03).
„It's very severe, but very honest. Unless Japanese people feel embarrassed from the experience of getting harsh comments, saying [new games] could have been better is not an opinion they would take seriously. When they're embarrassed and they feel obliged to change, it would make a difference.“
— Keiji Inafune Japanese video game designer 1965
Source: "Q&A: Mega Man Creator Wants Japan to Admit Failure" https://www.wired.com/2012/04/keiji-inafune-qa/. WIRED. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
„And so one becomes, or I become, anyway, slightly obsessive, particularly about my health, because you wouldn't want to read the letters people write when you're off and they're disappointed - it's so awful, the guilt one feels for not being there.“
— Elaine Paige English singer and actress 1948
„[…] it is now only in letters I write what I feel: not in literature any more, and I seldom say it, because I keep trying to be amusing.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
p. 92 (26-2-32)
„"It is said that when the host is worthy, the guests become innumerable. Yu-tsun must consider you a worthy host. You ought to feel flattered."
"Enough," Pao-yu said impatiently. "I do not pretend to be worthy and I don't care to associate with such worthy people as he."
"Still the same Pao-yu," River Mist commented. "I should think you would be interested in the Examinations now that you are older and are ambitious to get a degree. Failing that, you ought to associate with officials, so as to learn something of the official world and acquire some friends to help you in the future. You will get nowhere if you spend your life among us."“
— Wang Chi-chen 1899 - 2001
„The man writes with such genuine passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.“
— William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984
W. H. Auden, recorded in Alan Ansen (ed. Nicholas Jenkins) The Table Talk of W. H. Auden (London: Faber, 1991) p. 44.
„I feel more alive when I'm writing than I do at any other time--except maybe when I'm making love.“
— May Sarton American poet, novelist, and memoirist 1912 - 1995