„When I visit a new bookstore, I demand cleanliness, computer monitors, and rigorous alphabetization. When I visit a secondhand bookstore, I prefer indifferent housekeeping, sleeping cats, and sufficient organizational chaos…“

Quelle: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

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—  Anatole France, buch The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

J'ai toujours préféré la folie des passions à la sagesse de l'indifférence.
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Variante: I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the wisdom of indifference.

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—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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„I watched the way it was
The way it was when he was with us
And I really don't mind
Sleeping on the floor
But I couldn't sleep after what I saw“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

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—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

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