"I believe that art is born not of 'I can' but 'I must.'"
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
"Love is the white light of emotion. It includes many feelings which, out of laziness and confusion, we crowd into one simple word. Art is the prism that sets them free…"
Diane Ackerman (born 7 October 1948), American author, poet, and naturalist.
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."
"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
"It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Anne Frank (12 June 1929 - early March 1945), diarist and Jewish victim of the Holocaust.
“You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that's okay, love is better.”
"The hardest thing to do is something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you."
Marina Abramović (born 30 November 1946), New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. She has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art." Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
"Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature."
William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born 17 March 1967), American musician, producer, lyricist, writer, professional wrestling promoter, tea shop owner, and occasional slam poet, best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.
"We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves."
"I love feeling the rhythm of other people's lives. It's like traveling."
"Musicians want to be heard. So I’m not hiding. But I do like to leave it there onstage and be myself, in that sense. Because some people carry it with them."
"The opposite of love is fear, not hate."
"It is tremendously narrow-minded to believe that any intelligent life outside of our solar system would have to be carbon-based."
d. Bindi (born 2 August 1947), writer, musician, UFO investigator, Taoist, and Alien Astronaut theorist.