„Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.“
— Edsger W. Dijkstra Dutch computer scientist 1930 - 2002
Refering to his conclusion to the Barber paradox or Russell's paradox. Dijkstra (1985) Where is Russell's paradox? http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD09xx/EWD923a.html (EWD 923A).
— Bernard Malamud American author 1914 - 1986
Dubin's Lives (1979)
„YOU ARE WHAT you believe you are. You live, enjoy life and suffer according to that belief. What you believe, you live; or you do not believe it.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
„It was terribly difficult. It's not something I ever wanted in my life. Naively I just thought, 'oh I've got this great part'. I never thought about the reality of all the stuff that went with it. I'm actually quite a shy person when I'm not on stage.“
— Elaine Paige English singer and actress 1948
Regarding Paige's fame after Evita
„Music isn't enough. Performers aren't enough. There must be someone that loves music as much as life. For you, and remember this always, those of us with something urgent to say, we give everything.“
— William Kapell American classical pianist 1922 - 1953
Quoted by Claudia Cassidy, " In Memory of William Kapell, Who Left Us Richer in Music http://www.williamkapell.com/articles/cassidy.html", Chicago Tribune (October 30, 1953).
„Attlee: I'm one of those people who are incapable of religious feeling.
Harris: Do you mean you have no feeling about Christianity, or that you have no feeling about God, Christ, and life after death?
Attlee: Believe in the ethics of Christianity. Can't believe in the mumbo jumbo.
Harris: Would you say you are an agnostic?
Attlee: I don't know.
Harris: Is there an after-life, do you think?
— Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967
To his official biographer Kenneth Harris two years before his death. In Kenneth Harris, Attlee, pp. 563-4.
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On the need to believe in your business - "TB Joshua Speaks On Beauty, Business" https://www.nigeriafilms.com/style/131-religion-section/29715-tb-joshua-speaks-on-beauty-business Nigeria Films (March 23 2015)