„You ask me why do I dwell in these green mountains,
But I smile without a reply, only an easy mind.
The river flows away silently, bearing the fallen peach blossoms,
Here is another world, but not the world of men.“
— Li Bai Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty poetry period 701 - 762
"Question and Answer in the Mountain" https://books.google.ca/books?id=hQ6lGvyMZMMC&pg=PA15
Original: (zh_Hant) 問余何意棲碧山，笑而不答心自閒。
„Formerly an anti-Semite was somebody who hated Jews because they were Jews and had a Jewish soul. But nowadays an anti-Semite is somebody who is hated by Jews.“
— Hajo Meyer Dutch physicist 1924 - 2014
Quoted in Graeme Murray and Chris Watt, " Auschwitz survivor: 'Israel acts like Nazis' http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/auschwitz-survivor-israel-acts-like-nazis-1.1000918", Sunday Herald, January 24, 2010. Retrieved on March 27, 2010.
„Billions of things are going on in this world. You can think about it all you want, but life is still going to keep on happening.“
— Michael Singer American landscape architect 1945
Source: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Source: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
„Genius or fool, you don't live in the world alone. You can hide underground or you can build a wall around yourself, but somebody's going to come along and screw up the works.“
Source: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985)
„He said I was a flower of the mountain, yes,
But now I've powers o'er a woman's body, yes.
Stepping out of the page into the sensual world.
To where the water and the earth caress
And the down on a peach says mmh, Yes…“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
"The Sensual World"; The lyrics of this song are derived from the last lines of Ulysses by James Joyce. Kate had initially wanted to set much of Molly Bloom's Soliloquy to music, just as Joyce had written it, but when the Joyce estate refused, she altered it enough as to not infringe on copyright. As she explained it in an interview: "The song was saying "Yes, Yes" and when I asked for permission they said "No! No!".
Song lyrics, The Sensual World (1989)
Source: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated.“
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
Quoted in the documentary The U.S. vs John Lennon (2006) — video excerpt at The Huffington Post (12 September 2006) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/09/12/video-john-lennon-was-_n_29293.html
Context: Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated. So I just say that he represented life, and is admirable; and Mr. Nixon and Mr. Bush represent death, and that is a bad thing.
„I'm going to shoot somebody," Maddie said.
"Sawyer hates when people do that. It's a whole bunch of paperwork.“
— Jill Shalvis American writer 1963
Source: Simply Irresistible
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)
— Paul Monette American writer 1945 - 1995
„I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's a healing, actually, it's a real healing… forgiveness.“
— Louis Zamperini Italian-American middle distance runner 1917 - 2014
Variant: I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's healing, actually, it's real healing...
Source: Nineteen Minutes