„I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. After all, what is a painter? He is a collector who gets what he likes in others by painting them himself. This is how I begin and then it becomes something else.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quoted in: Ann Livermore (1988), Artists and Aesthetics in Spain. p. 154
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
„Serious tweet: we all must learn to be happy with being alone; that is when things begin to change.“
— Тайлер Джозеф American singer-songwriter and record producer 1988
— Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
„How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in his letter to his father, dated December 6th 1817
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
— Maria Callas American-born Greek operatic soprano 1923 - 1977
On her controversial personality and performance, quoted in Wild Women Talk Back : Audacious Advice for the Bedroom, Boardroom, and Beyond (2004) by Autumn Stephens, p. 142
„Pray, O pray to God, dear friends, if you are not already asses — that he will cause you to become asses...“
— Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600
Context: Pray, O pray to God, dear friends, if you are not already asses — that he will cause you to become asses... There is none who praiseth not the golden age when men were asses: they knew not how to work the land. One knew not how to dominate another, one understood no more than another; caves and caverns were their refuge; they were not so well covered nor so jealous nor were they confections of lust and of greed. Everything was held in common.