„You call me a misanthrope because I avoid society. You err; I love society. Yet in order not to hate people, I must avoid their company.“
— Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942
„I love you and, because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.“
— Pietro Aretino Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailer 1492 - 1556
„You cannot get rid of me because I am and always will be a socialist. You hate me because you still love me.“
— Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945
Denis Mack Smith, Mussolini: A Biography (1983) p. 8. As quoted by Mussolini after he was expelled from the Italian Socialist Party in 1914.
„I fall in love with everything I also hate everything. It’s very hard to be a misanthrope and a romantic.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
„We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. Not a handful of rich people, but all the working people must enjoy the fruits of their common labour. Machines and other improvements must serve to ease the work of all and not to enable a few to grow rich at the expense of millions and tens of millions of people. This new and better society is called socialist society. The teachings about this society are called socialism.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Context: To succeed in science, you have to avoid dumb people (here I was still following Luria's example). Now that might sound inexcusably flip, but the fact is that you must always turn to people who are brighter than yourself.
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014