„I mean," he says, "how the hell do you think it feels? Sitting there and having the plane explode?“
— John Updike, Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest (1990)
„To neglect your own mind, that's like to neglect your consciousness. That’s like to give up all hope of joy and happiness, really. You're the only one that can discover for you the meaning of anything. What it means to you. By that, I don't mean intellectual meaning. I mean, what it means, how it makes you feel. You have to see whether you really are happy or not. Whether you really are sad or not. And you have to investigate what goes through your mind.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
1970's, interview, K. Horsfield & L. Blumenthal, 1974
„Being trans in some ways is very similar to being an atheist, in that some people don’t grasp it. People that come from different backgrounds just [say], “What do you mean you don’t believe in God?” They don’t get you. To them [religion] is just so obvious, and I feel like I keep on having that with gender, also. Some people just have in their mind very firm ideas of gender, and they just can’t get it into their head.“
— Abby Stein Trans activist, speaker, and educator 1991
2015, Interview with Friendly Atheist, December 7, 2015 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/12/07/a-descendant-of-the-founder-of-hasidic-judaism-just-came-out-as-an-atheist-trans-woman/.
„I still have the butterflies whenever I talk in public. It's a healthy feeling, instead of feeling cocky. You got to think/guard about what you're gonna say, you don't end up being nonchalant about what you say and end up regretting it later on. It keeps you in check.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
2008, Jude Morte, "Tell It like It is", Manifesto, 2008, p. 71, ISSN 1908-6229.
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
„“How does it feel to have just changed the course of history?”
“I don’t know what you mean,” said the navigator. “To my way of thinking, by the time history happens I’m going to be dead.”“
— John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar
Stand on Zanzibar (1968), tracking with closeups (11) “The Sealed Train”
„I don’t know that I’ve ever fit in, ever. And I say that not in a bad way. I mean, in some ways, it’s a relief not to fit in, because you get to look at different sides equally. Like I don’t know that I have always found my tribe. My tribe are the people who don’t feel like they fit in. And frankly, I think that a lot of people don’t feel like they fit in.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview with Jian Gomeshi, CBC Radio Q (16 February 2011) http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/QTV_on_bol...2/ID=1886977325/.