— John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
„The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„To write is to forget. Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. Music soothes, the visual arts exhilarates, the performing arts (such as acting and dance) entertain. Literature, however, retreats from life by turning in into slumber. The other arts make no such retreat— some because they use visible and hence vital formulas, others because they live from human life itself.
This isn't the case with literature. Literature simulates life. A novel is a story of what never was, a play is a novel without narration. A poem is the expression of ideas or feelings a language no one uses, because no one talks in verse.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks">[https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/khorampa/ Khorampa]</span>
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'
Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
— Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual 1939