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„Everyone has the right to tell the truth about her own life.“

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„Life, in that it is life, necessarily entails justice.“

—  Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965
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„That is the best story he could find in his life, never mind if it's the truest: an artist's duty is always to tell the best story.“

—  Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
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„Life is very fleeting. It’s important to be gentle and optimistic. We look behind and think what we’ve done in this life has been good. It was simple; it was modest. Everyone creates their own story and moves on. That’s it. I don’t feel particularly important. What we create is not important. We’re very insignificant.“

—  Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian architect 1907 - 2012
Quoted in "Why Oscar Niemeyer is king of curves" http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/architecture_and_design/article3035080.ece, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times Online (London, 2007-12-12).

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