J.K. Rowling // "Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. They can refuse to hear screams or to peer inside cages; they can close their minds and hearts to any suffering that does not touch them personally; they can refuse to know. I might be tempted to envy people who can live that way, except that I do not think they have any fewer nightmares than I do. Choosing to live in narrow spaces...brings its own terrors. I think the wilfully unimaginative see more monsters. They are often more afraid."
Martin Luther King Jr. // "But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars."
Jack Kerouac // "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
John Lennon // "People think you want them to do something or say something special...you don't. You just want them to be themselves, so you can be yourself."
Lauren Bacall // "Nothing came easy, everything was worked for."
Jean-Luc Godard // "He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch."
Jimi Hendrix // "I feel guilty when people say I'm the greatest...What's good or bad doesn't matter to me; what does matter is feeling and not feeling. If only people would take more of a true view and think in terms of feelings. Your name doesn't mean a damn, it's your talents and feelings that matter."
Leonard Cohen // "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
Marco Pierre White // "There are many times in my life, when I could’ve thrown in the towel. Many times in my life when I was on the floor. And when you’re on the floor, never allow anybody to pick you up. It doesn’t matter how long you stay there, make sure you pick yourself up and dust yourself down...you take the knowledge from the experience and you grow."