„As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them.“
— Jeanette Winterson, buch Lighthousekeeping
Lighthousekeeping (2004), Context: You say we are not one, you say truly there are two of us. Yes, there were two of us, but we were one. As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them.
— Daniel Keyes, buch Flowers for Algernon
„The same feeling of not belonging, of futility, wherever I go: I pretend interest in what matters nothing to me, I bestir myself mechanically or out of charity, without ever being caught up, without ever being somewhere. What attracts me is elsewhere, and I don't know where that elsewhere is.“
— Emil M. Cioran, buch The Trouble With Being Born
The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
„I was gonna hide somewhere where nobody would find me and express myself entirely. I'm like a guerrilla warfare in my best books.“
— Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012
NOW interview (2004), Context: I wasn't gonna paint. And I wasn't gonna do ostentatious drawings. I wasn't gonna have gallery pictures. I was gonna hide somewhere where nobody would find me and express myself entirely. I'm like a guerrilla warfare in my best books.
„I am always in the picture somewhere. The amount of space I use I am always in, I seem to move around in it. And there seems to be a time when I lose sight of what I wanted to do, and then I am out of it. If the picture has a countenance I keep it. If it hasn't, I throw it away.“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
1950's, Quote of de Kooning, in: Modern Artists in America, First Series, R. Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt and B. Karpel eds., 1952 p. 12.
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
The Visitor (2002), Context: I am myself, though from moment to moment something else seems to be looking on. Whatever will be required of me, however, can best be done if I remember who I am. Guardian Camwar, in Ch. 4 : the cooper<!-- p. 42 -->
„When I look out my window,
Many sights to see.
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be…“
— Donovan Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist 1946
Sunshine Superman (1966), Season Of The Witch