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rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
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Kurt Cobain156
American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
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Andrzej Majewski13
Polish writer and photographer 1966
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Sukavich Rangsitpol31
Thai politician 1935
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American rapper 1996 - 2017
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„Mystical experiences, like those that marked my childhood, are apparently far from rare.“

—  Albert Hofmann Swiss chemist 1906 - 2008

Foreword
LSD : My Problem Child (1980)
Context: In studying the literature connected with my work, I became aware of the great universal significance of visionary experience. It plays a dominant role, not only in mysticism and the history of religion, but also in the creative process in art, literature, and science. More recent investigations have shown that many persons also have visionary experiences in daily life, though most of us fail to recognize their meaning and value. Mystical experiences, like those that marked my childhood, are apparently far from rare.

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„Where do I live?“

—  Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948

The Osbournes television show (visiting fire brigade)

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„The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways.“

—  Oskar Schindler German industrialist and Holocaust rescuer 1908 - 1974

Interview at Am Hauptbahn No. 4 in Frankfurt Am Main, West Germany (1964), quoted in The Oscar Schindler Story (2012) http://www.auschwitz.dk/id2.htm.
Context: The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways. In 1939, they were forced to wear Jewish stars, and people were herded and shut up into ghettos. Then, in the years '41 and '42 there was plenty of public evidence of pure sadism. With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice.

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„Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Letter to Thomas Cushing (1773) http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/franklin-the-works-of-benjamin-franklin-vol-vi-letters-and-misc-writings-1772-1775#lf1438-06_head_007.
Context: But our great security lies, I think, in our growing strength, both in numbers and wealth; … unless, by a neglect of military discipline, we should lose all martial spirit …; for there is much truth in the Italian saying, Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.

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„Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service, to improve quality and productivity, and thus constantly decrease costs.“

—  W. Edwards Deming American professor, author, and consultant 1900 - 1993

Source: Out Of The Crisis (1982), p. 23 (Point 5 from the "Condensation of the 14 Points for Management" presented in Chapter 2)

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„Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

Mistakenly attributed to Vladimir Mayakovsky in The Political Psyche (1993) by Andrew Samuels, p. 9; mistakenly attributed to Brecht in Paulo Freire: A Critical Encounter (1993) by Peter McLaren and Peter Leonard, p. 80; variant translation: "Art is not a mirror held up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it."
First recorded in Leon Trotsky, Literature and Revolution (1924; edited by William Keach (2005), Ch. 4: Futurism, p. 120): "Art, it is said, is not a mirror, but a hammer: it does not reflect, it shapes."
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„Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.“

—  Peter I of Russia Tsar and 1st Emperor, founder of the Russian Empire 1672 - 1725

Attributed in Sholto Percy and Reuben Percy, The Percy Anecdotes (1826), Vol. 1, p. 55 http://books.google.com/books?id=5oJUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA55

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