— Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
„i think thats one of the problems with the world today, nobody knows who they are. everyone is running around looking for an identity, or trying to borrow one, only they dont know it. they actually think they know who they are and hat they are? theyre just a bunch of schleppers... who have no idea what a search for personal truth and identity really is, which would be alright if they didn't get in your way, but they insist that they know everything and that if you dont live their way then youre not living properly and they want to take your space away... they actually want to somehow get into your space and live in it and change it or destroy it... they just cant believe that you know what you are doing and that you are happy and content with it. you see thats the problem right there. if they could see that then they wouldnt have to feel threatened and feel that they have to destroy you before you destroy them. they just cant get it through their philistine heads that you are happy where you are and dont want to have anything to do with them. my space is mine and thats enough for me.“
— Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream
„There is only one dream worth having... to live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
From a speech entitled [http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf Come September].
— Norbert Elias German sociologist 1897 - 1990
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
„I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again.“
— Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
„Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
— Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning