— John Fowles, The Collector
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
„Icke: The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous, Terry, so I'm glad that there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight.
Wogan: But they're laughing at you. They're not laughing with you.
Icke: I don't care.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Interview with Terry Wogan, ibid.
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
„Sometimes when I'm alone
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
and no one cares about why.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
„People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I'm concerned, it's just a pitstop for the afterlife. It's just a little test to see how you can handle reality.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in his letter to Jan Bialoblocki, written in Zelazowa Wola and dated back to December 24th 1826
„Sometimes I cry cause I'm confused,
Is this a fact of being used?
There is no life for me at all,
'Cause I give myself at beck and call.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Bless His Soul (credited to "The Jacksons")
„Can you imagine how terrible it is when you've got everything and you're still desperately lonely? That is awful beyond words.
I'm so powerful on stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
As quoted in "Rock On Freddie" (1985). <!-- and "Queen star dies after Aids statement" in The Guardian (25 November 1991) http://century.guardian.co.uk/1990-1999/Story/0,,112639,00.html -->
„Many people say, "Well, I'd love to make a decision like that, but I'm not sure how I could change my life." They're paralyzed by the fear that they don't know exactly how to turn their dreams
into reality. And as a result, they never make the decisions that could make their lives into the masterpieces they deserve to be. I'm here to tell you that it's not important initially to know how
you're going to create a result. What's important is to decide you will find a way, no matter what.“
— Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960
„I know that I'm not perfect and that I don't claim to be,
so before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
Context: Who are you to judge the life I live? I know that I'm not perfect and that I don't claim to be, so before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean. Could you be loved
„The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.“
— Joan Robinson English economist 1903 - 1983
Chapter 7, Marx, Marshall and Keynes, p. 75