— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
„Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.“
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
André Breton or the Quest of the Beginning
Alternating Current (1967)
„This question is posed to mayself, am I a man who thinks he's an angel? Or an angel who thinks he's a man?“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
Source: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
— André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976
„That HBO student has some good ideas, but he doesn't seem reliable. I think what he needs is to get laid to become a man.“
— Johan Derksen football player 1949
On VVD politician Mark Rutte, Nieuwe Revue (2007-09-03)
Original: (nl) Die hbs-scholier die we hebben heeft goede ideeën, maar komt niet geloofwaardig over. Ik denk dat er eerst een wijf overheen moet voor hij volwassen wordt.
Source: As a Man Thinketh
„I think he's a man of good intentions. I don't doubt it. But I think he's leading us in the wrong direction.“
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
On George W. Bush
Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„Does man think because he has found that thinking pays?
Does he bring his children up because he has found it pays?“
Philosophical Investigations (1953)
Source: The Immoralist
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
In Ethical Religion, (Madras: S. Ganesan, 1922), p. 62 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015002732066?urlappend=%3Bseq=66
Variant: A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
„Whenever a man talks he lies, and so far as he talks to himself — that is to say, so far as he thinks, knowing that he thinks — he lies to himself.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Niebla [Mist] (1914)
Context: Whenever a man talks he lies, and so far as he talks to himself — that is to say, so far as he thinks, knowing that he thinks — he lies to himself. The only truth in human life is that which is physiological. Speech — this thing that they call a social product — was made for lying.
„An Oxford man walks down the street and thinks that he owns it, a Cambridge man walks down the street and doesn't give a toss who owns it.“
— Christopher Wood (writer) English writer 1935 - 2015
Wood, Christopher. James Bond, The Spy I Loved. Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd, 2006, pg. 58-59.