— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
— Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997
„Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us,
And fires us
With courage, love and joy.
Women and wine should life employ.
Is there ought else on earth desirous?“
— John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732
Matt, Act II, sc. i, air 19
„Standing outside the fire;
Standing outside the fire.
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing outside the fire.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Standing Outside the Fire, written by Jenny Yates and G. Brooks.
„In this painting of our life given to us by our memories, everything is moving and depends on our point of view.“
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„One disgust, then another - to the point of losing the use of speech and even of the mind... The greatest exploit of my life is to be still alive.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Ashraf, keep this gun with you, and if troops enter Tehran and try to take us, fire a few shots and then take your own life. I'll do the same.“
— Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
As quoted in Ashraf Pahlavi (1980), Faces in a Mirror, page 41 Stated to his twin sister during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran
„From love's plectrum arises
the song of the string of life
Love is the light of life
love is the fire of life“
— Muhammad Iqbál Urdu poet and leader of the Pakistan Movement 1877 - 1938
— Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux French poet and critic 1636 - 1711
Satire 5, l. 43
— James Thomson (poet) Scottish writer (1700-1748) 1700 - 1748
Canto I, Stanza 55.
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
„What is the point of all this violence? Nothing is being proven, nothing is being won. Just a massive waste of life. God help us. Love>death“
— Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981
Amy Lee on Twitter
„The less gifted do not exist to serve the interests of the more gifted. The former are not mere things when compared to the latter, to be used as means to the latter's ends. From the moral point of view, each of us is equal because each of us is equally a somebody, not a something, the subject-of-a-life, not a life without a subject.“
— Tom Regan American philosopher 1938