— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass
Quelle: City of Glass
Interview in The Guardian (2011)
Kontext: I could become a hermit if I'm not careful; I like that. When people on Facebook say stay in touch – I don't want to stay in touch. I don't want anyone to know where I am.
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass
Quelle: City of Glass
— Marsilio Ficino Italian philosopher 1433 - 1499
Quelle: The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
— Ágota Kristóf Hungarian Swiss writer 1935 - 2011
Quelle: The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie: Three Novels
— Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares
Quelle: The Book of Disquiet
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
The Great Dictator (1940), The Barber's speech
Kontext: I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness — not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world — millions of despairing men, women and little children — victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say — do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed — the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes — men who despise you — enslave you — who regiment your lives — tell you what to do — what to think or what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men — machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: "the Kingdom of God is within man" — not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power — the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up, Hannah. The clouds are lifting. The sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and brutality. Look up, Hannah. The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow — into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up.
— Derek Landy Irish children's writer 1974
Quelle: Mortal Coil
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
Responding to a press conference question as to whether he was a "card-carrying" member of the Black Muslims, as quoted in The New York Times (27 February 1964) http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F4091EF7355D17738DDDAE0A94DA405B848AF1D3; also in Sports Illustrated (9 March 1964).
Kontext: I believe in Allah and in peace. I don't try to move into white neighborhoods. I don't want to marry a white woman. I was baptized when I was twelve, but I didn't know what I was doing. I'm not a Christian anymore. I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be... I'm free to be what I want.
— Dolores O'Riordan Irish singer 1971 - 2018
"Angel Fire" · True Music with Katie Daryl performance on HDNet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vfVyMW1bQI
Are You Listening? (2007)
— Robert A. Heinlein, buch Stranger in a Strange Land
Quelle: Stranger in a Strange Land
— Amy Tan, buch The Bonesetter's Daughter
Quelle: The Bonesetter's Daughter
— Meg White American musician 1974
Cameron, Keith (March 28, 2003), "The sweetheart deal" http://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/mar/29/artsfeatures.popandrock. The Guardian. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
— Ted Haggard American minister 1956
[Haggard, Ted, Dog Training, Fly Fishing, And Sharing Christ In The 21st Century: Empowering Your Church To Build Community Through Shared Interests, Nelson Books, May 14, 2002, p. 9, ISBN 0785265147]
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Into The Great Wide Open (1991)
„But I'm glad you'll see me as I am. Above all, I wouldn't want people to think that I want to prove anything. I don't want to prove anything, I just want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. I have that right, haven't I?“
— Leo Tolstoy, buch Anna Karenina
Quelle: Anna Karenina
— Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999