„Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.“

—  Robin Hobb, book Fool's Fate

Source: Fool's Fate

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American fiction writer (pseudonym) 1952

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„What's the matter with all you people at the back, did you come here to see Gloria Estefan?“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„Some people got high rises on their backs.
I'm not broke but you can see the cracks.
You can make me perfect again.
All because of you
I am.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

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„If you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Variant: Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward.
Source: Tuesdays with Morrie

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„People can go to the extreme like what we saw during the Cultural Revolution. For instance, in China, when people take everything into their own hands, then you cannot govern the place. … [It] was the people taking power into their own hands. Now that is what you mean by democracy if you take it to the full swing.“

—  Donald Tsang Hong Kong politician 1944

As quoted in "HK's Tsang apologises for gaffe" at BBC News (13 October 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7042941.stm
Variant transcription or translation:
If you go to the extreme you have the cultural revolution for instance in China. Then people take everything into their hands, then you cannot govern the place. … It was people taking power into their own hands. This is what we mean by democracy.
As quoted in "Hong Kong leader apologises for democracy gaffe" at AFP (14 October 2007) http://web.archive.org/web/20070609092458/http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_ytPeUlA7mXw3eMQ6WHSo_emsLw

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