— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
„Solemnity, I don't know what it's for. I mean, what is the point of it? The two most beautiful memorial services that I've ever attended both had a lot of humor. It somehow freed us all and made the services inspiring and cathartic. But solemnity, it serves pomposity. The self important always know at some level of their consciousness that their egotism is going to be punctured by humor. That's why they see it as a threat! And so, dishonestly, they pretend that their deficiency makes their views more substantial.“
— John Cleese actor from England 1939
„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
— Eddie Vedder musician, songwriter, member of Pearl Jam 1964
„I cry a lot-I don't know why, but it just helps me. I cry over bad and good stuff-sometimes sadness can be beautiful“
— Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
— Ava Gardner American actress 1922 - 1990
„I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.“
— Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
„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 don't care what you do to me, but I don't want you to hurt me. I've had enough hurt already in my life. More than enough. Now I want to be happy.“
— Haruki Murakami Japanese author, novelist 1949