— Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958
„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, The Book of Disquiet
„The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i. e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i. e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.“
— Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
Part 3, Ch. 13, § 3.
— Billy Graham American Christian evangelist 1918
— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997
„You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Gregory Peck American actor 1916 - 2003
„The mind is endless. You put me in a dark solitary cell, and to you that's the end, to me it's the beginning, it's the universe in there, there's a world in there, and I'm free.“
— Charles Manson, Manson in His Own Words: The Shocking Confessions of 'The Most Dangerous Man Alive'