— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Context: I am as closed-up and fucked-up as everybody else. I am hell. The world is hell. "No, it isn't", I scream, but I know it is. Hell. Hell. Hell. Hell. Help. Help me. Help me. Love me.
„As I am never better than when I am mad; then methinks I am a brave fellow; then I do wonders: but reason abuseth me, and there's the torment, there's the hell.“
— Thomas Kyd English dramatist 1558 - 1594
Act III, sc. xiia
— Doris Haddock American political activist 1910 - 2010
Discussing her post-election life in her documentary.
— Edmund Hillary New Zealand mountaineer 1919 - 2008
Comment (28 December 1957) eight days before he reached the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, as quoted in news summaries (5 January 1958)
„I know who I am. Bloody hell, I'm getting enough bills for Karl Pilkington so I hope I am him, 'cos if I'm not, I have no idea who I'm paying for.“
— Karl Pilkington, An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington
— Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969
U Don't Know
„I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse.“
— Anne Sexton, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters