„A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.“
— Clifford Geertz American anthropologist 1926 - 2006
„I was surrounded by dance, music and religious chants, so it was that kind of a mood. Our family was very culturally-minded, especially my grandmother. She was also quite the disciplinarian. She made sure I practiced daily for hours.“
— Vyjayanthimala Indian actress, politician & dancer 1936
In "There's no slowing down for Vyjayanthimala".
„"Mani Madhava Chakyar's forte was Satwikabhinaya. Endowed with expressive eyes; that can speak a thousand moods and a countenance that can reflect the range of human emotions in its entirety, Mani Madhava Chakkiar was the master at work"
- Mani Madhava Chakkyar: The Master at Work (film), 1994“
— Mani Madhava Chakyar Indian actor 1899 - 1990
„Monumentality is an affair of relativity. The truly monumental can only come about by means of the most exact and refined relation between parts. Since each thing carries both a meaning of its own and an associated meaning in relation to something else — its essential value is relative. We speak of the mood we experience when looking at a landscape. This mood results from the relation of certain things rather than from their separate actualities. This is because objects do not in themselves possess the total effect they give when interrelated.“
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
'Excerpts from the Teaching of Hans Hofmann', p. 68
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
The Podfather Trilogy, Episode 3 Christmas
„I'm a rootless man, but I'm neither psychologically distraught nor in any wise particularly perturbed because of it. Personally, I do not hanker after, and seem not to need, as many emotional attachments, sustaining roots, or idealistic allegiances as most people. I declare unabashedly that I like and even cherish the state of abandonment, of aloneness; it does not bother me; indeed, to me it seems the natural, inevitable condition of man, and I welcome it. I can make myself at home almost anywhere on this earth and can, if I've a mind to and when I'm attracted to a landscape or a mood of life, easily sink myself into the most alien and widely differing environments.“
— Richard Wright African-American writer 1908 - 1960
„Water has its moods, flowing or still; it can lure you like a lover, or look as bleak as a broken heart.“
— Patricia A. McKillip American fantasy writer 1948
Chapter 7, p. 64.
— Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
„The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better.“
— Charles de Lint author 1951
Context: I've always had these bouts of depression; I hide them well but doesn't mean they aren't there. … I didn't have anyone around for whom I had to put on a cheerful mask. The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better. "Journal Entries", p. 186