"I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes."
Jane Birkin (born 14 December 1946),
English actress, model, singer and film director.
"We never consider that the things dogs know about us are things of which we have not the faintest notion."
“Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.”
"A piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that's it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it's just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work."
"I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud."
"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."
"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 - 13 February 1883), German composer, primarily known for his operas.
"You can’t apologize your way into people’s hearts... You have to go full force."
"I feel like a millionaire on the back of an armored jet-ski my samurai girlfriend who loves me is charging at a cartel speedboat to win a game of chicken. Isn’t this the day’s best part? You don’t even have to remember to enjoy it. It enjoys you into itself."
Adam Levin (born 1976), American fiction author and teacher.
"Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow."
Marcus Tullius Cicero, sometimes anglicized as Tully (3 Jan. 106 BC - 7 Dec. 43 BC), Roman philosopher and statesman.
"In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness."
David Foster Wallace (21 Feb. 1962 - 12 Sept. 2008), American author.
"In order to overcome selfishness, it is necessary to be daring."
"I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him."
"Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers."
Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885), French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman.
"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."