— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
„I'm just a Rock and Roll Rebel,
I tell you no lies,
they say I worship the devil,
they must be stupid or blind“
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
Rock and Roll Rebel, written by Ozzy Osbourne.
— Statius Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature) 40 - 96
Pro fors et caeca futuri mens hominum! Line 718 (tr. J. H. Mozley)
— Nick Jonas American singer 1992
Song Who I Am
„It could go on and on and on, or someone must write "The End" to it. I have concluded that only I can do that, and if I can, I must.“
— Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
Context: I have asked your help and your prayers, not only when I became President but many times since. The Constitution is the supreme law of our land and it governs our actions as citizens. Only the laws of God, which govern our consciences, are superior to it. As we are a nation under God, so I am sworn to uphold our laws with the help of God. And I have sought such guidance and searched my own conscience with special diligence to determine the right thing for me to do with respect to my predecessor in this place, Richard Nixon, and his loyal wife and family. Theirs is an American tragedy in which we all have played a part. It could go on and on and on, or someone must write "The End" to it. I have concluded that only I can do that, and if I can, I must.
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
For Once In My Life
„Where were all these blind people? Why didn’t we see them walking on our roads? I decided I must be the one to make a difference.“
— Tiffany Brar 1988
As quoted in They Say the Blind Should Not Lead the Blind. She Proves Them Wrong. https://www.thebetterindia.com/40485/tiffany-brar-working-for-blind/ (December 22, 2015) by Ranjini Sivaswamy, The Better India.
„I have heard of reasons manifold
Why Love must needs be blind,
But this the best of all I hold,—
His eyes are in his mind.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
To a Lady, Offended by a Sportive Observation
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Ch. 5 "Countess Steno"
„Current Catholic worship often ignores the essential connection between truth and beauty, body and soul, at the center of the Catholic worldview. The Church requires that we be faithful, but must we also be deaf, dumb, and blind? I deserve to suffer for my sins, but must so much of that punishment take place in church?“
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
— Alice Evans British actress 1971
Alice in Ioan land - icWales http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/2003/09/05/alice-in-ioan-land-91466-13371356/ By Karen Price, 5 September 2003.
„I was still searching for someone to blame for my suffering. I really wanted someone to transfer my hate to, so that I could stop hating myself.“
— Glenn Beck, The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life