— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
„I while yet a youth wrote in a quite large volume three books of magical things, which I calledin which whatever was then erroneous because of my curious youth, now, more cautious, I wish to retract by this recantation, for formerly I spent much time and goods on these vanities.“
— Cornelius Agrippa, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.“
— Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual 1939
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
„When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
„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
„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