„A match as a pen
Blood on the floor as ink
The forgotten gauze cover as paper
But what should I write?
I might just manage my address.
This ink is strange; it clots.
I write you from a prison
— Alexandros Panagoulis Greek politician and poet 1939 - 1976
My Address, written in Military Prisons of Bogiati, 5 June 1971 – After beating.
„The papers exaggerate. They exaggerate everything, just to sell papers. The government exaggerates, to keep our minds off what morons they are.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Attributed in The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1866) by Josiah G. Holland, p. 23; also in The Real Life of Abraham Lincoln (1867) by George Alfred Townsend, p. 6; according to Townsend, Lincoln made this remark to his law partner, William Herndon. It is disputed whether this quote refers to Lincoln's natural mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who died when he was nine years old, or to his stepmother, Sarah Bush (Johnston) Lincoln.
— Fritz Wotruba Austrian sculptor (23 April 1907, Vienna – 28 August 1975, Vienna) 1907 - 1975
— Nicolaus Sombart German sociologist 1923 - 2008
Original : Was ich bin und weiß, verdanke ich der Bibliothek meines Vaters und dem Salon meiner Mutter. From: Jugend in Berlin. München: Hanser Verlag, 1984. p. 57
„Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.“
— Robert Anton Wilson American author and polymath 1932 - 2007
Ch. 4 : The Anal Emotional Territiorial Circuit, p. 68
— John Belushi American comedian, actor, and musician 1949 - 1982
Quoted in: " John Belushi honoured 30 years after death http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/comedy/9123312/John-Belushi-honoured-30-years-after-death.html," The Telegraph at www.telegraph.co.uk, 5 March 2012
„Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year.“
— Vachel Lindsay American poet 1879 - 1931
Context: Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year. Both windows of the room look down on the great Governor’s Yard of Illinois. This yard is a square block, a beautiful park. Our house is on so high a hill I can always look down upon the governor. Among my very earliest memories are those of seeing old Governor Oglesby leaning on his cane, marching about, calling his children about him.
— Utah Phillips American labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller and poet 1935 - 2008
Kupfer, David, "Utah Phillips" http://progressive.org/mag/interview/utahphillips, The Progressive. September 2003. Web. August 6, 2013.