— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791
— Patrick Rothfuss American fantasy writer 1973
The Name of the Wind
„I've always been an ironic dreamer, unfaithful to my inner promises.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I've always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
The Book of Disquiet
„I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Alice in Wonderland
„Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
„I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!“
— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
— Eddie Vedder musician, songwriter, member of Pearl Jam 1964
— Ava Gardner American actress 1922 - 1990
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
„During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
The State and Revolution