„It was the building from the drawing in my brain.
And if you don’t think that’s a weird sentence, maybe you should reread it.“
— James Patterson American author 1947
Source: The Angel Experiment
„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.
„It’s not possible, and nor should it be possible, to control what anyone thinks about you. Especially if it’s not based in any reality.“
— Tom Hiddleston English actor, producer and musical performer 1981
„Magic and art tend to share a lot of the same language. They both talk about evocation, invocation, and conjuring. If you’re trying to conjure a character, then maybe you should treat that with the respect that you would if you were trying to conjure a demon. Because if an image of a god is a god, then in some sense the image of a demon is a demon. I’m thinking of people like Malcolm Lowry, the exquisite author of Under the Volcano. There are kabbalistic demons that are lurking all the way through Under the Volcano, and I assume they were probably similar forces to the ones that eventually overwhelmed Lowry’s life, such as the drinking and the madness. When I hear alcoholics talk about having their demons, I think that they’re probably absolutely literally correct.“
— Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953
The Believer interview (2013)
„The PP has spent 3 years thinking about the election (in 2008), but I think that one has to give them some advice: to prepare themselves to carry on thinking, but about the election in 2012.“
— José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Former Prime Minister of Spain 1960
Meeting on the 14th August 2007 in Jerez, predicting another PSOE victory in the 2008 elections.
Source: ABC http://www.abc.es/20070815/nacional-politica/zapatero-advierte-sera-firme_200708150245.html
As President, 2007
„Maybe you're afraid of sinking. Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Swimming advice to physician Zhisui Li (1966), quoted in The TIME 100 (13 April 1998) http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/mao.html
— William McKeen American academic 1954
Source: Outlaw Journalist (2008), Chapter 16, The Genetic Miracle, p. 299
„I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president, anyway. … I think it is maybe time -- what do you think -- for maybe a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman.“
— Clint Eastwood actor and director from the United States 1930
Speech at the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 ( transcript http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc.html)
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Source: Magic Strikes
„Do you think astrologists, palm readers and the like can really tell everything about you? That your personality can be read from your birth date, your hand or from sensing vibrations? Very possible.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs), Trick of the Mind (2004–2006)
„I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.“
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
„Shadow is an amazing subject. Shadow is an absence. As an absence of energy you can compare it to silence or maybe cold air…. We talk about photography being simple and architecture being complex and how do you convey something that is more deep, that allows you to dream or think This is weird so you start to dream and think and you maybe go out purely from the picture but into yourself. The light and the shadow are tools to allow you to do that.“
— Hélène Binet Swiss photographer 1959
Source: Ten questions for photographer Hélène Binet http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/articles/2012/december/06/ten-questions-for-photographer-helene-binet/, Phaidon Press, 6 December 2012.
„We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.“
Source: Journey to the End of the Night
„At such moments I don't think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains. This is where Mother and I differ greatly. Her advice in the face of melancholy is: "Think about all the suffering in the world and be thankful you're not part of it." My advice is: "Go outside, to the country, enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself; think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy."“
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
Dan denk ik niet aan al de ellende, maar aan het mooie dat nog overblijft. Hierin ligt voor een groot deel het verschil tussen moeder en mij. Haar raad voor zwaarmoedigheid is: "Denk aan al de ellende in de wereld en wees blij, dat jij die niet beleeft!"
Mijn raad is: "Ga naar buiten, naar de velden, de natuur en de zon, ga naar buiten en probeer het geluk in jezelf te hervinden en in God. Denk aan al het mooie dat er in en om jezelf nog overblijft en wees gelukkig!"
7 March 1944
:Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Think of all the beauty that is still left in and around you and be happy!
(1942 - 1944)
Original: (nl) Dan denk ik niet aan al de ellende, maar aan het mooie dat nog overblijft. Hierin ligt voor een groot deel het verschil tussen moeder en mij. Haar raad voor zwaarmoedigheid is: "Denk aan al de ellende in de wereld en wees blij, dat jij die niet beleeft!" Mijn raad is: "Ga naar buiten, naar de velden, de natuur en de zon, ga naar buiten en probeer het geluk in jezelf te hervinden en in God. Denk aan al het mooie dat er in en om jezelf nog overblijft en wees gelukkig!"
„It's no good telling somebody they're trying too hard. It's very much like ordering a child to go stand in a corner for a half hour and never once think about elephants.“
— John D. MacDonald writer from the United States 1916 - 1986
Travis McGee series, (1965)
— James Patterson American author 1947
Source: The Angel Experiment