„You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.“

—  Yoko Ono

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Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

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„I think I made you up inside my head.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

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„It seems to me that the real problem is the mind itself, and not the problem which the mind has created and tries to solve. If the mind is petty, small, narrow, limited, however great and complex the problem may be, the mind approaches that problem in terms of its own pettiness. If I have a little mind and I think of God, the God of my thinking will be a little God, though I may clothe him with grandeur, beauty, wisdom, and all the rest of it.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Sixth Talk in New Delhi (31 October 1956) http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=570&chid=4889&w=%22It+seems+to+me+that+the+real+problem+is+the+mind+itself%22, J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 561031, Vol. X, p. 155
1950s
Context: It seems to me that the real problem is the mind itself, and not the problem which the mind has created and tries to solve. If the mind is petty, small, narrow, limited, however great and complex the problem may be, the mind approaches that problem in terms of its own pettiness. If I have a little mind and I think of God, the God of my thinking will be a little God, though I may clothe him with grandeur, beauty, wisdom, and all the rest of it. It is the same with the problem of existence, the problem of bread, the problem of love, the problem of sex, the problem of relationship, the problem of death. These are all enormous problems, and we approach them with a small mind; we try to resolve them with a mind that is very limited. Though it has extraordinary capacities and is capable of invention, of subtle, cunning thought, the mind is still petty. It may be able to quote Marx, or the Gita, or some other religious book, but it is still a small mind, and a small mind confronted with a complex problem can only translate that problem in terms of itself, and therefore the problem, the misery increases. So the question is: Can the mind that is small, petty, be transformed into something which is not bound by its own limitations?

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„You may have the universe if I may have Italy.“

—  Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer 1813 - 1901

Avrai tu l'universo, resti l'Italia a me.
This is from Verdi's Attila, Prologue, sc. 1, but the words are by Verdi's librettist Temistocle Solera; translation from Michael A. Musmanno The Story of the Italians in America (New York: Doubleday, 1965) p. 255.
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„I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Reported by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker, said to Patrick Gaspard during a job interview in 2007. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/11/17/081117fa_fact_lizza?printable=true
2007

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„If I think you’re my problem, I’m insane.“

—  Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)

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„I don’t have faith nor do I think I will have it in the future, but I’m not an atheist. My faith is that of a secular person. You might call it “morality.”“

—  Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935

Throughout my life I have acquired some wisdom but always through rationality, thought, and experience. I am a rational person and I work only through my own experience. My lifestyle is that of a secular person, and I have learned about human beings that way
Paris Review interview (2007)

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„I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero.“

—  Graham Moore (writer) screenwriter 1981

As quoted in "Imitation Game scribe Graham Moore: 'You don't have to be gay to have a gay hero'" in Entertainment Weekly (24 February 2015) http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/24/imitation-games-graham-moore-backstory-behind-his-heartbreaking-oscar-speech
Context: I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero. Growing up, Alan Turing was certainly mine. … I’m also not the greatest mathematician of my generation. We have lots of biographical differences, but nonetheless I always identified with him so much.

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„My religion consists of an humble admiration for the vast power which manifests itself in that small part of the universe which our poor, weak minds can grasp!“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

1930s, Wisehart interview (1930)
Context: I do not believe in a God who maliciously or arbitrarily interferes in the personal affairs of mankind. My religion consists of an humble admiration for the vast power which manifests itself in that small part of the universe which our poor, weak minds can grasp!

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„I sometimes think to myself that I’m the last of my kind.“

—  Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965

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„If I have to use an adjective to define myself, then I might use ‘cute’ but I don’t think I’m sexy. If people think that I’m sexy, then I’m happy.“

—  Drashti Dhami Indian television actress and model 1985

Adjective to define herself http://m.hindustantimes.com/tv/drashti-dhami-is-open-to-reality-shows-but-not-interested-in-bigg-boss/story-prlzmiCOca54M2jMwkchgM.html

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„I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947

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