„Now as ever, he was startled by the wild exuberance of the twentieth century. All these lights! Colored neon and glaring filaments, powered, he had learned, but mechanical dams spanning rivers hundreds of miles away. And most of this—astonishingly—in the name of advertising.“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, libro A Bridge of Years, A Bridge of Years (1991), Chapter 9 (p. 148)
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—  W.E.B. Du Bois, libro The Souls of Black Folk
To the Nations of the World, address to Pan-African conference, London (1900). These words are also found in The Souls of Black Folk (1903), ch. II: Of the Dawn of Freedom

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„Bend color names which should be made of neon or copper tubing. Place an object on a surface – trace the object – then bend the object – leaving some part of it attached.“

—  Jasper Johns American artist 1930
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„And then a light winked like an eye.
. . . And very many miles away“

—  Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943
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„Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.“

—  Arundhati Roy, War Talk
Speeches, From a speech entitled Come September http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf, given at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM, 29 Sep 2002.

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„May we learn from barbaric and bloody deeds of the twentieth century and bestow the gift of peace to the next millennium.“

—  Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Pea... 1921
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance (1985), Context: Alfred Nobel believed that the destructiveness of dynamite would put an end to war. He deeply believed that the tragic reality of mass carnage would achieve results which all the preaching of peace and goodwill had so far failed to achieve. His prophecy now must gain fulfillment. Recoiling from the abyss of nuclear extermination, the human family will finally abandon war. May we learn from barbaric and bloody deeds of the twentieth century and bestow the gift of peace to the next millennium. Perhaps in that way we shall redeem some measure of respect from generations yet to come. Having achieved peace, in the sonorous phrase of Martin Luther King, Jr. spoken here twenty-one years ago, human beings will then "rise to the majestic heights of moral maturity".

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„He that knew all that ever Learning writ,
Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet.“

—  Aphra Behn British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer 1640 - 1689
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