— Martin Heidegger German philosopher 1889 - 1976
„What scientific truth tells you is: what things are. Genuine religious truth tells you: how you should act. These are not the same.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
„The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.“
— Theodore Roethke American poet 1908 - 1963
"My Papa's Waltz," ll. 1-4
„Lithuania, my country! You are as good health;
How much one should prize you, he only can tell, Who has lost you...“
— Adam Mickiewicz Polish national poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist 1798 - 1855
Opening lines, translated by Marcel Weyland
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Context: Maybe God has let everybody who ever lived be reborn — so he or she can see how it ends. Even Pitecanthropus erectus and Australopithecus and Sinanthropus pekensis and the Neanderthalers are back on Earth — to see how it ends. They're all on Times Square — making change for peepshows. Or recruiting Marines. "Dr. Norbert Woodley"
— Erich Fried Austrian writer 1921 - 1988
Original German text: "Zweifle nicht an dem der dir sagt er hat Angst, aber hab Angst vor dem der dir sagt, er kennt keinen Zweifel." from "100 Gedichte ohne Vaterland", pub. 1978.
— Brenda Ueland Journalist and writer 1891 - 1985
— Bert Leston Taylor American writer 1866 - 1921
The So-Called Human Race (1922), Quote from: 1001 quotations to inspire you before you die; Quintessence Editions Ltd., 2016, ISBN 978-1-84403-895-4
„Tell your king (Xerxes), who sent you, how his Greek viceroy (Alexander I) of Macedonia has received you hospitably.“
— Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 a.C.
Book 5, Ch. 20, 4 (Loeb).
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
Ai Weiwei, " interview for Unilever Series at the Tate Modern http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/ai-weiwei-conversation," at tate.org.uk, October 12, 2010.