„You want my opinion? We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
Misattributed, Robert Fulghum in True Love (1998). Versions attributed to Dr. Seuss usually run "mutual weirdness".
— Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
Salon interview (1996), Context: It’s fun to read things when you don't know all the words. Even children love it. One of the things any great children’s writer will tell you is that children like it if in books designed for their age group there is a vocabulary just slightly bigger than theirs. So they come up against weird words, and the weird words excite them. If you describe a small girl in a story as “loquacious,” it works so much better than “talkative.” And then some little girl will read the book and her sister will be shooting her mouth off and she will say to her sister, “Don't be so loquacious.” It is a whole new weapon in her arsenal.
„Soon we will be strangers. No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy. We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history.“
— Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy: das Buch zum Film von Patrice Chéreau
„Sundance is weird. The movies are weird—you actually have to think about them when you watch them.“
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
After walking out of a screening of The Singing Detective (2003) at the Sundance Film Festival; quoted in The Washington Post (31 January 2003) http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/zforum/03/r_entertainment_kempley013103.htm and other newspapers; later in TIME Magazine (10 February 2003) p. 21.
„To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
1930s-1951, Philosophical Occasions 1912-1951 (1993), Ch. 7 : Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough, p. 119
„[M]ath prodigies are set somewhat apart from the more general-capacity prodigies, being seemingly possessed of a weird bit of wiring more than an over-all enhanced capacity for learning to do things.“
— Adam Gopnik American journalist 1956
How to Raise a Prodigy, The New Yorker (2018)