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„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992
The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

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„Those who dance appear insane to those who cannot hear the music.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„A deep sense of humor and an unusual ability for telling stories and jokes endeared Johnny even to casual acquaintances.“

—  Eugene Paul Wigner mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning physicist 1902 - 1995
Context: A deep sense of humor and an unusual ability for telling stories and jokes endeared Johnny even to casual acquaintances. He could be blunt when necessary, but was never pompous. A mind of von Neumann's inexorable logic had to understand and accept much that most of us do not want to accept and do not even wish to understand. This fact colored many of von Neumann's moral judgments. "It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature." Only scientific intellectual dishonesty and misappropriation of scientific results could rouse his indignation and ire — but these did — and did almost equally whether he himself, or someone else, was wronged. Biographical memoir: "John von Neumann (1903 - 1957)" in Year book of the American Philosophical Society (1958); later in Symmetries and Reflections : Scientific Essays of Eugene P. Wigner (1967), p. 261

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„Think different and then again.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

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„A tiger doesn't proclaim his tigritude, he pounces“

—  Wole Soyinka Nigerian writer 1934
Context: I said: "A tiger does not proclaim his tigritude, he pounces". In other words: a tiger does not stand in the forest and say: "I am a tiger". When you pass where the tiger has walked before, you see the skeleton of the duiker, you know that some tigritude has been emanated there. Janheinz Jahn (trans. Oliver Coburn and Ursula Lehrburger) A History of Neo-African Literature (London: Faber, 1968) pp. 265-6. Explaining, in Berlin in 1964, a criticism of the concept of négritude he had made at a conference in Kampala in 1962.

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