Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes by Romanian authors
"We die in proportion to the words we fling around us"
"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit"
"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one"
"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other"
"Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows"
"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there"
"A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself"
"Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave"
"We inhabit a language rather than a country"
"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be"
"The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself"
"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth"
"The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death"
"One hardly saves a world without ruling it"
"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling"
"Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh"
"A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate"
"We are afraid of the enormity of the possible"
"The limit of every pain is an even greater pain"
"Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors"
"Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui"
"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world"
"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself"
"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays"
"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion"
"A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed"
"You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life"
"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone"
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in"
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