„I'm struggling at the end to get out of the valley of hectoring youth, journalistic middle age, imposture, moneymaking, public relations, bad writing, mental confusion.“
— Stephen Spender, On turning 70 in Journals 1939-83 (1986), as quoted by R Z Sheppard in TIMEmagazine (20 January 1986)
„Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.“
— Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -446 - -385 p. n. e.
Fictional attribution in the movie The Emperor's Club (2002), given by Kevin Kline (as William Hundert); no published occurrences of this statement prior to the movie have been located in any of the Aristophanes Plays or Fragments.
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„I'm telling you this because you don't get it. You think you get it, which is not the same as actually getting it. Get it?“
— Hatake Kakashi fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series
„Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Crazy. Karma is a bitch. Gets you every time. It's not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!“
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
James on Twitter after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 112–57 to the Los Angeles Lakers.
„I'm not against sentimentality. I think you need it. I mean, I don't think you get a true picture of people without it in writing... It's a kind of poetry, it's an emotional poetry, and, to bring it back to the literary scene, I don't think anything is true that doesn't have it, that doesn't have poetry in it.“
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
„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'
„Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„Confusion is a good state to be in. It means you are looking, constantly looking. People ask me, "Why do you confuse us like this?" I want you to understand, if you can be confused by anybody, it means you do not know. If you are fanatical, you cannot be confused. Or if you are realized, you cannot be confused. Between ignorance and enlightenment is a very thin line. But they are worlds apart.“
— Sadhguru, Of Mystics & Mistakes
— Julia Quinn American novelist 1970
„Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!“
— Ingrid Bergman Film actress from Sweden 1915 - 1982