— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
Portraits and Aphorisms (1903), Pretexts
„I came home one night, some month ago, and I went to the closet in my bedroom… and a moth ate my sports jacket.
He was laying on the floor, nauseous, y'know.“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„But institutional economics is the field of the public interest in private ownership, which shows itself behavioristically in buying and selling, borrowing and lending, hiring and firing, leasing and renting. The private interests become the field of intangible yet quantitative and measurable rights, duties, liberties and exposures to the liberties of others. These are various aspects of rights of ownership. What we buy and sell is not material things and services but ownership of materials and services. The correlation of engineering economics, home economics, and institutional economics makes up the whole of the science of political economics.“
— John R. Commons United States institutional economist and labor historian 1862 - 1945
„I thought you were crazy, wishing such a thing.
I saw only a stick on fire,
Alone on its journey
Home to the quickening ground,
With no one there to catch it.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„There is only one home to the life of a river-mussel; there is only one home to the life of a tortoise; there is only one shell to the soul of man: there is only one world to the spirit of our race. If that world leaves its course and smashes on boulders of the great void, whose world will give us shelter?“
— Wole Soyinka Nigerian writer 1934
Death and the King's Horseman (1975); cited from Six Plays (London: Methuen, 1984) p. 189.
„Joy from truth's own glass of fire
Sweetly on the searcher smiles;
Lest on virtue's steeps he tire,
Joy the tedious path beguiles.
High on faith's bright hill before us,
See her banner proudly wave!
Joy, too, swells the angels' chorus,—
Bursts the bondage of the grave!“
— Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805