— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
„Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion“
— Wilhelm Reich Austrian-American psychoanalyst 1897 - 1957
Context: You beg for happiness in life, but security is more important to you, even if it costs you your spine or your life. Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion; when your thinking will be in harmony with your feelings; when the teachers of your children will be better paid than the politicians; when you will have more respect for the love between man and woman than for a marriage license.
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics
— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
„The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
„Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.“
— Alan Rickman English film, television and stage actor 1946 - 2016
[http://www.ifc.com/2008/12/alan-rickman-on-nobel-son Interview: Alan Rickman on "Nobel Son"] by Aaron Hillis, IFC.com (4 December 2008)