„Many statements paraphrase or extend upon his famous assertions that "everything changes" in ways which arguably diverge from valid translation, and yet have become widely attributed to Heraclitus:
: Change is the only constant.
: There is nothing permanent except change.“
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 a.C.
„You convinced yourselves we're just a bunch of regular lads who got a bad break in life. Anything else would have cracked your dream open and made you face reality. Illusion is easy. Illusion is the loser's way out. Your way.“
— Peter F. Hamilton, The Reality Dysfunction
„But what Freud showed us… was that nothing can be grasped, destroyed, or burnt, except in a symbolic way, as one says, in effigie, in absentia.“
— Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis
„Liberalism is essentially the belief that there can be a reconciliation of all difficulties and differences, and since there can't, it is a misleading way to approach politics.“
— Maurice Cowling historian 1926 - 2005
Interviewed in Naim Attallah, Singular Encounters (Quartet Books, 1990), p. 136.
„The war with Japan had been enacted in the game rooms at the War College by so many people and in so many different ways that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise—absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war. We had not visualized these.“
— Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966
Writing the president of the US Naval War College shortly after World War II. Quoted by Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy http://www.navy.mil/navydata/people/secnav/winter/SECNAV_Remarks_NWC_Current_Strategy_Forum.pdf]
— Wilhelm Liebknecht German socialist politician 1826 - 1900
„Although the insights we can have in meditation tell us nothing about the origins of the universe, they do confirm some well-established truths about the human mind: our conventional sense of self is an illusion; positive emotions, such as compassion and patience, are teachable skills; and the way we think directly influences our experience of the world.“
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
„The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it;
There ain't nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill.
But since we're on our way down,
We might as well enjoy the ride.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
"Secret O' Life"
„There is no permanent canon of forms of normative argument. Our ways of arguing about ideals are, like our other practices, the mutable products of a specific history and the expressions of our ideas about society and thought.“
— Roberto Mangabeira Unger Brazilian philosopher and politician 1947
— P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006
As cited in Dictionary of South African Quotations, Jennifer Crwys-Williams, Penguin Books 1994, p. 183
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On the uniqueness of his calling - "I Have No Money In My Account - TB Joshua" http://www.modernghana.com/news/234607/1/i-have-no-money-in-my-account-tb-joshua.html Modern Ghana (August 24 2009)
„When we experience a film, we consciously prime ourselves for illusion. Putting aside will and intellect, we make way for it in our imagination.“
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
Context: When we experience a film, we consciously prime ourselves for illusion. Putting aside will and intellect, we make way for it in our imagination. The sequence of pictures plays directly on our feelings. Music works in the same fashion; I would say that there is no art form that has so much in common with film as music. Both affect our emotions directly, not via the intellect. And film is mainly rhythm; it is inhalation and exhalation in continuous sequence. Ever since childhood, music has been my great source of recreation and stimulation, and I often experience a film or play musically. "Introduction" of Four Screenplays (1960). <!-- Simon & Schuster -->