Yayoi Kusama // "I am just another dot in the world."
Charlie Chaplin // "The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant."
Bertrand Russell (message to future generations) // "I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing that I should want to say to them is this: When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never be diverted either by what you wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. But look only, and solely, at what are the facts. That is the intellectual thing that I should which to say. The moral thing I should wish to say to them is very simple... I should say love is wise, hatred is foolish."
Natalie Portman // "When you get older, you realize it's a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It's not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself."
Johnny Cash // "So I simply don’t buy the concept of Generation X as the “lost generation.” I see too many good kids out there, kids who are ready and willing to do the right thing… Their distractions are greater, though. There’s no more simple life with simple choices for the young."
John Steinbeck // "People like you to be something, preferably what they are."
James Baldwin // "The role of the artist is exactly the same role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of things you don't see."
Helena Bonham Carter // "You'll be different. You'll be different from the self that you were. You're constantly growing."
Leonard Cohen // "We don’t want to live a frivolous life, we don’t want to live a superficial life. We want to be serious with each other, with our friends, with our work. That doesn’t necessarily mean gloomy or grim, but seriousness...is something that we are deeply hungry for, to take ourselves seriously and to be able to enjoy the nourishment of seriousness, that gravity, that weight."