— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. If he only shows in his work that he has searched, and re-searched, for the way to put over lies, he would never accomplish anything.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
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„The heaviest impact of the work of art is in the guts. Art does not reason. It manhandles you and changes you...“
— Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990
— John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
„The secret of getting
successful work out of your trained men lies in one nutshell—in
the clearness of the instructions they receive.“
— Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941
„There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers of genius. They give us, in the guise of fiction, something equivalent to the actual density of the real, that density which life offers us every day but which we are unable to grasp because we are amusing ourselves with lies.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
Context: One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Book II, Section VI ([http://archive.org/stream/aristotlespolit00aris#page/69/mode/1up translation] by Benjamin Jowett)
„America has become one of the foremost countries in regard to the depth of the abyss which lies between the handful of arrogant multimillionaires who wallow in filth and luxury, and the millions of working people who constantly live on the verge of pauperism.“
— Vladimir Lenin, A Letter to American Workingmen: From the Socialist Soviet Republic of Russia
Collected Works, Vol. 28, p. 62–75.
„If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.“
— George Monbiot English writer and political activist 1963
[http://www.monbiot.com/2011/11/07/the-self-attribution-fallacy/ "The Self-Attribution Fallacy"], 7 November 2011.
„I'm proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did... I sleep clearly every night.“
— Paul Tibbets United States Air Force pilot 1915 - 2007
1975 interview [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7073441.stm]