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David Attenborough // "We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves."

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Susan Sontag // "It's not 'natural' to speak well, eloquently, in an interesting, articulate way. People living in groups, families, communes say little…have few verbal means. Eloquence…thinking in words…is a byproduct of solitude, deracination, a heightened painful individuality. In groups, it's more natural to sing, to dance, to pray: given, rather than invented (individual) speech."

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Edith Piaf // "I always thought my days spent in darkness as a child gave me a very special sensitivity. Much later, when I really wanted to hear, really 'see' a song, I'd close my eyes. And when I wanted to bring it out of the very depths of myself, out of my guts, out of my belly, when the song had to come from far away, I'd close my eyes."

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Ezra Pound // "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension."

Photo of Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson // "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they would live a lot differently."

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Nina Simone // "I have to constantly re-identify myself to myself, reactivate my own standards, my own convictions about what I’m doing and why."

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Henri Matisse // "The artist must see all things as if he were seeing them for the first time. All his life he must see as he did when he was a child."

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Andrei Tarkovsky // "Before defining art, or any concept, we must answer a far broader question: What's the meaning of man's life on Earth? Maybe we are here to enhance ourselves spiritually. If our life tends to this spiritual enrichment, then art is a means to get there. This, of course, is in accordance with my definition of life. Art should help man in this process. Some say that art helps man to know the world like any other intellectual activity. I don't believe in this possibility of knowing, I am almost an Agnostic. Knowledge distracts us from our main purpose in life. The more we know, the less we know: getting deeper, our horizon becomes narrower. Art enriches man's own spiritual capabilities and he can then rise above himself to use what we call 'free will.'"

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Henry Miller // "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

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Albert Camus // "Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being."

Photo of Alan Watts

Alan Watts // "You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean."

Photo of Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch // "I’m searching for...the right images. And I have no words for that. But I know right away when I’ve got it. If I say, it will be like this, it would limit it somehow. I like very much to be completely open, and allow things to happen."