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rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
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American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
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Polish writer and photographer 1966
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Thai politician 1935
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American rapper 1996 - 2017
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Citát „I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real.“
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„Jim [Coleman, his defense attorney] and Fred [Lawrence, his minister], I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends.“

—  Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989

Last spoken words as he is strapped to the electric chair. Quoted in Michaud, Stephen; Aynesworth, Hugh (1999) The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy (Paperback; revised ed.). Irving, Texas: Authorlink Press. pg. 344

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„I have known people who ... radiate vulnerability .... Their facial expressions say 'I am afraid of you.'“

—  Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989

These people invite abuse ... By expecting to be hurt, do they subtly encourage it?

In a 1977 letter to girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, quoted in Kendall, Elizabeth (September 1981). The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy (Hardcover, 1st ed.). Seattle: Madrona. page 167

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„The ultimate possession was, in fact, the taking of the life. And then … the physical possession of the remains.“

—  Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989

Quoted in Michaud, Stephen; Aynesworth, Hugh (1989) Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer New York: Signet. pg. 124–26

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„That's why it's so much easier for me to try to locate the bodies than it is to talk about the actual thing. It's so much more positive such as it could be.“

—  Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989

Interview with Detective Dennis Couch, days before his execution. http://www.good4utah.com/contact/marcos-ortiz/ted-bundys-utah-confession

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„Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

Il est encore plus facile de juger de l'esprit d'un homme par ses questions que par ses réponses. (It is easier to judge the mind of a man by his questions rather than his answers) — Pierre-Marc-Gaston, duc de Lévis (1764-1830), Maximes et réflexions sur différents sujets de morale et de politique (Paris, 1808): Maxim xviii
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„Poor people always lose in struggles.“

—  Michael Servetus Spanish physician and theologian 1511 - 1553

A sentence from his first edition of Ptolemy's Geography (1535)

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„Michael Servetus, alone, but trusting in Christ’s most sure protection.“

—  Michael Servetus Spanish physician and theologian 1511 - 1553

While in prison, Servetus signed his last letter with these words.

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„I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.“

—  Michael Servetus Spanish physician and theologian 1511 - 1553

Letter to Oecolampadius, an hebraist of Basel, as quoted by Francisco Javier González Echeverría, and translated by Otis Towns & Miguel González Ancín in the English "Introduction" at Michael Servetus Rresearch http://www.michaelservetusresearch.com/ENGLISH/
Context: Inherent of human condition is the sickness of believing the rest are impostors and heathen, and not ourselves, because nobody recognizes his own mistakes … If one must condemn everyone that misses in a particular point then every mortal would have to be burnt a thousand times. The apostles and Luther himself have been mistaken … If I have taken the word, by any reason, it has been because I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.

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„Inherent of human condition is the sickness of believing the rest are impostors and heathen, and not ourselves, because nobody recognizes his own mistakes“

—  Michael Servetus Spanish physician and theologian 1511 - 1553

Letter to Oecolampadius, an hebraist of Basel, as quoted by Francisco Javier González Echeverría, and translated by Otis Towns & Miguel González Ancín in the English "Introduction" at Michael Servetus Rresearch http://www.michaelservetusresearch.com/ENGLISH/
Context: Inherent of human condition is the sickness of believing the rest are impostors and heathen, and not ourselves, because nobody recognizes his own mistakes … If one must condemn everyone that misses in a particular point then every mortal would have to be burnt a thousand times. The apostles and Luther himself have been mistaken … If I have taken the word, by any reason, it has been because I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.

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„As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.“

—  Georges Bizet French composer 1838 - 1875

Letter to Edmond Galabert, and G. (October 1866), as quoted in Letters of Composers: An Anthology, 1603-1945 (1946) edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte, p. 241

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„Ah, music! What a beautiful art! But what a wretched profession!“

—  Georges Bizet French composer 1838 - 1875

Starement of 3 August 1867, as quoted in An Encyclopedia of Quotations about Music (1981) by Nat Shapiro, p. 115

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„Never was anything great achieved without danger.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527

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„What is to give light must endure burning.“

—  Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997

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