Virginia Woolf // "I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don't say."
Tom Waits // "The way you do anything is the way you do everything."
Charles Bukowski // "Nobody can save you but yourself. You will be put again and again into nearly impossible situations. They will attempt again and again...to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly inside...and it will be easy enough to fail...but don't, don't, don't. Just watch them. Listen to them. Do you want to be like that? A faceless, mindless, heartless being? Do you want to experience death before death? Nobody can save you but yourself and you're worth saving. It's a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it. Think about it. Think about saving yourself."
Anne Frank // "How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day."
Andrei Tarkovsky // "We know perfectly well that neither love nor peace of mind can be bought with any currency."
Steve Irwin // "I'm very embarrassing to look at. You know why? Here's why I'm embarrassing: 'cause there's a little bit of me in everybody...I'm like the boy that never grew up. I'm very, very passionate about what I do. I mean, I love what I do...and people are like 'God, give this guy a Valium or something, you know? Can't he have a bad day?'"
James Joyce // "Absence, the highest form of presence."
Zadie Smith // "The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful...and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out."
Federico Fellini // "If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something."