„When the Teardrops and the Bunnymen started, Mac and I wanted to be absolute megastars. We wanted to be the biggest cult heroes in the world, to be millionaires, to look brilliant, and to be total bastards.“

Julian Cope in Spin magazine (May 1987).

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—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

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„I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.“

—  Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964

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„Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
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—  Steven Erikson, buch Gardens of the Moon

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„If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed“

—  William H. McRaven United States admiral 1955

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—  Werner Erhard Critical Thinker and Author 1935

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—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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