— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
„I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge —
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts —
That hope always triumphs over experience —
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.“
— Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
"Credo" at his official website http://robertfulghum.com/index.php/fulghumweb/credo/; this may be partly influenced by remarks of Albert Einstein in "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929): I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
— Dan Millman American self help writer 1946
p 69 - Book one: The winds of change - The web of illusion
— L.J. Smith, The Forbidden Game
„Peoples are made of hate and of love, and more of hate than love. But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything.“
— José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895
„I hated him more than anything. I loved him more than anything. Because, he was everything. And I hated that, too.“
— Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You
— Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
Context: Love stands opposed to death. It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. Only love, not reason, gives kind thoughts. Ch. 6; variant translation: It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. Only love, not reason, gives sweet thoughts. And from love and sweetness alone can form come: form and civilization.
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995