— Wendell Berry author 1934
Source: Jayber Crow
— Wendell Berry author 1934
Source: Jayber Crow
— Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor 1945
Quoted in Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-schwartz/in-the-beginning-there-was-not_b_1703387.html
— Hasan al-Askari Eleventh of the Twelve Imams 846 - 874
[Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi, Abdullah al-Shahin, The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari, Wonderful short maxims, 2005]
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— Seamus Heaney Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer 1939 - 2013
— Elizabeth Hand American writer 1957
Strange Horizons interview (2004)
Contexte: I don't think all artists are mad, but there is statistical medical evidence that a lot of creative people suffer from various mood disorders. They fall somewhere on the spectrum of being bipolar, of being borderline autistic and so on. These things are there. Now of course these days you can go to college and when you come out you are a professional artist and you can run a gallery as a business and have a career. That is a very valid way for an artist to make a living. But it doesn't make for a very interesting story. It doesn't have a lot of mythic subtext. … For me a lot of the world really is like that. The scenes in my book that people describe as "such a hallucinatory sequence" … I don't see the world like that all the time, but I see the world like that a lot.
So what am I going to do about that? Am I going to go crazy? Am I going to institutionalize myself? Am I going to go and work in a cubicle as a telemarketer so that I don't give vent to that? Or am I going to take that and channel it into my work? It is a gift.
— Alexander Woollcott American critic 1887 - 1943
On actors and prostitutes, from his column, as republished in Shouts and Murmurs: Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights (1922), p. 57.
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall (March 2016)
Contexte: I believe that under the surface all people are the same. […] people are all essentially the same. Similar hopes, similar dreams, similar strengths, similar weaknesses. But we're also all bound by history and culture and habits. And so conflicts arise, in part, because of some weaknesses in human nature. When we feel threatened, then we like to strike out against people who are not like us. When change is happening too quickly, and we try to hang on to those things that we think could give us a solid foundation. And sometimes the organizing principles are around issues like race, or religion. When there are times of scarcity, then people can turn on each other. And so I don't underestimate the very real challenges that we continue to face, and I don't think it is inevitable that the world comes together in a common culture and common understanding. But overall, I am hopeful. And the reason I'm hopeful is, if you look at the trajectory of history, humanity has slowly improved.
— Rick Riordan, livre The Sword of Summer
Source: The Sword of Summer
— Paul Carus American philosopher 1852 - 1919
The Gospel of Buddha http://reluctant-messenger.com/gospel_buddha/preface.htm (1894), a compilation of translations from ancient records.
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
From a letter to H. P. Lovecraft (1931)
— John Newton Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer 1725 - 1807
As quoted in The Christian Pioneer (1856) edited by Joseph Foulkes Winks, p. 84. Also in The Christian Spectator, vol. 3 (1821), p. 186 http://books.google.com/books?id=mv4oAAAAYAAJ&dq=ah%2C%20how%20imperfect%20and%20deficient!%20I%20am%20not%20what%20I%20wish%20to%20be&pg=PA186#v=onepage&q=ah,%20how%20imperfect%20and%20deficient!%20I%20am%20not%20what%20I%20wish%20to%20be&f=false
Often paraphrased as I am not the man I ought to be, I am not the man I wish to be, and I am not the man I hope to be, but by the grace of God, I am not the man I used to be."'
— George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001
— Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt American writer 1836 - 1919
A Word With a Skylark, lines 5-6.
— Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author 1921 - 2006
From Peter Engel, "An Interview With Stanislaw Lem": The Missouri Review, Volume VII, Number 2 (1984) http://www.missourireview.org/index.php?genre=Interviews&title=An+Interview+with+Stanislaw+Lem
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Purportedly a response by Chesterton to the question posed around 1910 by the Times of London (along with other luminaries), but biographer Kevin Belmonte, in 'Defiant Joy: the Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton', was unable to verify. Belmonte surmises its origin in an anecdote that while writing What's Wrong with the World (told in the book's preface), he would delight in telling society ladies that "I have been doing 'What is Wrong' all this morning." http://books.google.com/books?id=1rsXvfW2aiEC
— Virgil John Tangborn 1920 - 1944
October 1, 1938
— Julian Assange Australian editor, activist, publisher and journalist 1971
[Newton, Lee, Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), Springer Science+Business Media, 2014]
— Thomas Browne, livre Religio Medici
Religio Medici (1643), Part I