„And what of Nature itself, you say – that callous and cruel engine, red in tooth and fang? Well, it is not so much of an engine as you think. As for "red in tooth and fang," whenever I hear the phrase or its intellectual echoes I know that some passer-by has been getting life from books.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
„There's a quality of legend about freaks.
Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.“
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
„Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
— Maria Callas American-born Greek operatic soprano 1923 - 1977
On her controversial personality and performance, quoted in Wild Women Talk Back : Audacious Advice for the Bedroom, Boardroom, and Beyond (2004) by Autumn Stephens, p. 142
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But, in fact, they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. History jeers at the attempts of physiologists to bind great original laws by the forms which flow from them. They make a rule; they say from observation what can and cannot be. In vain! Nature provides exceptions to every rule. She sends women to battle, and sets Hercules spinning; she enables women to bear immense burdens, cold, and frost; she enables the man, who feels maternal love, to nourish his infant like a mother.
„She glared at me like she was about to punch me, but then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.
"Be careful seaweed brain." She said putting on her invisible cap and disappearing.
I probably would have sat there all day, trying to remember my name, but then the sea demons came.“
— Rick Riordan American writer 1964
„The minute I started breaking the all-time record in record sales—I broke Elvis's records, I broke Beatles records—the minute it became the all-time best-selling album in the history of the Guinness Book of World Records, overnight they called me a freak. They called me a homosexual. They called me a child molester. They said I bleached my skin. They made everything to turn the public against me.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Remarks at National Action Network headquarters (9 July 2002)
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
„The air they drove through was clear and crisp. They kept the windows up and their expectations down. The call was a suicide run. They“
— Michael Connelly, Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924