— Mahmoud Darwich Palestinian writer 1941 - 2008
„If melodiously piping flutes sprang from the olive, would you doubt that a knowledge of flute-playing resided in the olive? And what if plane trees bore harps which gave forth rhythmical sounds? Clearly you would think in the same way that the art of music was possessed by plane trees. Why, then, seeing that the universe gives birth to beings that are animate and wise, should it not be considered animate and wise itself?“
As quoted in De Natura Deorum by Cicero, ii. 8.
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
The Still Centre (1939)
Contesto: Under the olive trees, from the ground
Grows this flower, which is a wound.
It is easier to ignore
Than the heroes' sunset fire
Of death plunged in their willed desire
Raging with flags on the world's shore.
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
„On the harp of the road what true melodies are being sounded! and its notes pierce the heart:
There the Eternal Fountain is playing its endless life-streams of birth and death.“
— Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518
Songs of Kabîr (1915)
„I clearly see you a tapeworm, but not a cobra, not a cobra at all…no good at the flute! (…) I’ll go applaud you when you finally become a true monster, when you’ll have paid them, the witches, what you have to, their price, so they transmute you, blossom you, into a true phenomenon. Into a tapeworm that plays the flute.“
— Louis-ferdinand Céline French writer 1894 - 1961
To the Fidgeting Lunatic
in Albert Paraz, Le Gala des Vaches, Éditions de l’Élan, Paris, 1948 ; À l'agité du bocal, et autres textes de L.-F. Céline, l'Herne / Carnets de l'Herne ISBN 9782851976567 2006, 85 p. ; To the Fidgeting Lunatic (Céline on Sartre), translation by Constantin Rigas.
„A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Origine: 1790s, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793), Proverbs of Hell, Lines 8–9
„Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today.“
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
Oliver's Army This song makes reference to the British army and to Oliver Cromwell.
Song lyrics, Armed Forces (1979)
„From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Origine: Earthsea Books, A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), Chapter 5
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
(15 January 1990)
„Flute is an instrument which gives you more power as you play. It's like the breathing exercises in yoga. I'm able to increase my lung power by playing more. But because of travelling I don't get time to practice“
— Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in Hinduism Today
— Joe Haldeman, libro Mindbridge
Origine: Mindbridge (1976), Chapter 18 “Chapter 6: Prelude” (p. 64)
„You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.“
— Max Ehrmann American writer, poet, and attorney 1872 - 1945
Origine: Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life
— Seneca the Younger, libro Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LIX: On Pleasure and Joy
„Animation in itself is an art form, and that's the point I think always needs clarification. True animation exists without any background, or any color, or any sound, or anything else; it exists in your hand. And you can take it and flip it. […] What makes animation is the fact that you have a series of drawings that move. You don't even have to have a camera, you see; animation exists without it. If you want to broaden your audience, or make it more colorful or add music, then you put it under a camera one frame at a time, and then you run it at the same speed as you flip it, and then you have animation. If it depends basically upon soundtrack, or basically upon music, or color, graphic design, or anything else to sustain itself, then it is not unique to animation.“
— Chuck Jones American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films 1912 - 2002
Joe Adamson, "Witty Birds and Well-Drawn Cats: An Interview with Chuck Jones ", in Chuck Jones: conversations, ed. Chuck Jones and Maureen Furniss (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005), 63.
„Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how shall it be known what is said? For you shall be speaking into the air.“
— Paul of Tarsus, libro Prima lettera ai Corinzi
1 Corinthians 14:7-9 (as quoted in Catholic Bible Douay-Rehims http://www.biblebible.com/text-bible/Catholic-Bible/1_corinthians_14.asp)
First Epistle to the Corinthians
„Whosoever has a natural leaning towards a science, even if it was less noble than another, should not abandon it for the other because if he did he would be like someone who would be growing coconuts in al-Andalus and olive trees in India, crops that would never fructify.“
— Ibn Hazm Arab theologian 994 - 1064
„In former days all animals could speak and so could the flowers, the trees and the stones and all lifeless things who were all created by the same God who had created man. Therefore man should be kind to all animals, and treat all lifeless things as if they could still hear and understand. On the day of the Last Judgement the animals would be called in first by God to give evidence against the dead man. Only after the animals had had their say would his fellow creatures be called in as witnesses.“
— Axel Munthe, libro La storia di San Michele
Origine: The Story of San Michele (1929), Ch. VII
„By the way, the Minnesota textbook (and most textbooks now) instead of calling men "homo sapiens," like we used to be called, they're now called "homo sapiens sapiens." Wow, what does that mean? Well, sapiens means "wise." So we're the wise, wise man. See, the Bible says, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." And if you think your grandpa swung by his tail from a tree, you're a fool, plain and simple.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Creation seminars (2003-2005), The Garden of Eden
„Animals should be treated the same as you would a kid. Would you want someone just to walk up and skin your kid? Hell no!“
— Waka Flocka Flame American rapper and comedian 1986
Interview https://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2011/02/waka-flocka-flame-to-become-the-new-face-of-peta/ with XXL (7 February 2011); quoted in "Waka Flocka Flame Is the New Face of PETA" https://bbook.com/nightlife/waka-flocka-flame-is-the-new-face-of-peta/, BlackBook.