John Lennon // "You're all geniuses and you're all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are."
Zadie Smith // "I am seized by two contradictory feelings: there is so much beauty in the world it is incredible that we are ever miserable for a moment; there is so much shit in the world that it is incredible we are ever happy for a moment."
Leonard Cohen // "I feel most comfortable and most abundant when things are very simple and I know where everything is and there’s nothing around that I don’t need."
Salvador Dali // "I cannot understand why human beings should be so little individualized, why they should behave with such great collective uniformity."
Stanley Kubrick // "I've got a particular weakness for criminals and artists. Neither takes life as it is."
Maya Angelou // "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Ann Druyan (& Carl Sagan) // "I don't ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is... Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous...not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance... That pure chance could be so generous and so kind... That we could find each other...in the vastness of space and the immensity of time... The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don't think I'll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful."
Johnny Cash // "This morning, with her, having coffee."
Frida Kahlo // "What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death."