„It was nerve-racking to begin with but once I started and the audience accepted it I relaxed. It has been surreal.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
„The real resistance now is to an art which forces its audience to recognize and accept imaginatively, in their nerve ends, not the facts of life but the facts of death and violence: absurd, random, gratuitous, unjustified, and inescapably part of the society we have created.“
— Al Alvarez English poet, novelist, essayist and critic 1929
„Three months later, on September 5, 2001, at a pro-am event preceding the Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, I was invited to play a round with Tiger Woods. Nothing in the game of politics had ever been as nerve-racking as that game of golf.“
— Jean Chrétien 20th Prime Minister of Canada 1934
Chapter Eight, Tales from the Nineteenth Hole, p. 198
„I think has been invaluable to me in terms of a moral compass – of some idea of what’s acceptable and what is not acceptable.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Context: I do have a strong faith and always have had, I’m not a regular churchgoer now but I’m in church a lot – to do readings, to attend events and so on. I had a strong church upbringing which I think has been invaluable to me in terms of a moral compass – of some idea of what’s acceptable and what is not acceptable. I have a Presbyterian nature in that I like its ideas of individual responsibility and democracy. I’m naturally suspicious of people who wear religion heavily on their sleeves – that’s just not me and my style.
„That war in which I had been sheltering, convinced of having accepted it, of having made my own uncomfortable peace, grew more ferocious, bit deeper, reached into one's nerves and brain.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
Chapter 13, p. 125
„It has been the giver's intention to create as complete a collection of European art as possible, with the aim of illuminating Surrealism and Spontaneous-Abstract art.“
— Asger Jorn Danish artist 1914 - 1973
refering to his art-gift Jorn made the Mmseum Jorn (1962); as quoted in Silkeborg Kunstmuseum — Jorn Samling by Troels Andersen (1973)
„Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„By definition, (I begin),
alternative medicine (I continue)
has either not been proved to work,
or has been proved not to work.
You know what they call alternative medicine that has been proved to work?
— Tim Minchin Australian comedian, actor, singer, songwriter, music composer and musician (from British descend) 1975
"Storm", 2013 https://books.google.ca/books?id=8u9pBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA153&lpg=PA153&dq=%22tim+minchin%22+%22alternative+medicine%22+proved&source=bl&ots=tJIyTK6Fog&sig=i_Iquw3_fYAx-J8AXZd5sT-BfOk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjY_4vx-ebYAhVH_IMKHQnXDJAQ6AEIiAEwEA#v=onepage&q=%22tim%20minchin%22%20%22alternative%20medicine%22%20proved&f=false
— Akira Ifukube Japanese composer 1914 - 2006
As quoted by David Milner, "Akira Ifukube Interview I" http://www.davmil.org/www.kaijuconversations.com/ifukub.htm, Kaiju Conversations (December 1992)
— Geoffrey Hill English poet and professor 1932 - 2016
Interview with Sameer Rahim, 'Poetry as History', Telegraph Review, 14 December 2013.
— Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989
Nina J. Easton, Los Angeles Times (January 4, 1989) "Bette Davis smoking over `Stepmother' role", Houston Chronicle, p. 10.