„Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this snow before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs.
I wonder how they feel tonight.“
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„From early on, my father talked to me like an adult. One of the earliest things he did was teach me the Latin names of the parts of the body. He was very analytic. We had no money, but intellectual curiosity was encouraged, and my parents constantly talked with each other. This develops the brain. I remember listening and thinking, listening to voices talking, talking, talking. … My father died of cancer but lived long enough to see me famous, though not long enough to read my book fully. If he were alive I wouldn't be quite so outrageous, speaking about my sex life, for instance. I don't believe in embarrassing my family.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
— Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946
— Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone
„If I live to be a hundred--and I hope I do--I won't have time to read all the books I want to read, or talk to the people I want to know. Not party talk. That's a waste of time. Real talk.“
— Brian Keith actor 1921 - 1997
PhotoplayMagazine.com Brian Keith on trying to live a long life
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Letter to Constance Malleson (Colette), September 29, 1916
— Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977
"Foreword", p. 3.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968