„Anxiety is an even better teacher than reality, for one can temporarily evade reality by avoiding the distasteful situation; but anxiety is a source of education always present because one carries it within.“

—  Rollo May, libro The Meaning of Anxiety, The Meaning of Anxiety (1950)
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—  Jorge Luis Borges, libro Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
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„And it always seems to stick in one's mind more than reality does.“

—  Terry Gilliam American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe 1940
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