— Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
„When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can happen which we ourselves cannot possibly imagine, either beforehand, or at the time when they are taking place, or afterwards when we look back on them.“
— Karen Blixen, Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.“
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a. m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?“
— Charles Bukowski, Factotum
„There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There's your answer.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
— Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006
Speech (February 23, 1988), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
„Joe Louis and I were the first modern national sports figures who were black... But neither of us could do national advertising because the South wouldn't buy it. That was the social stigma we lived under.“
— Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980
The Tampa Tribune (1 April 1980)
„As we ask God for some blessing, we have an obligation to participate ourselves in the fulfillment of those dreams, aspirations, hopes, and ideas.“
— Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
„God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus“
— Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67
Context: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&version=KJV;SBLGNT 2:1-10] (KJV)
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008