— P.T. Barnum American showman and businessman 1810 - 1891
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
„His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.“
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
„There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005
„Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation
„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
„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
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community