"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.
"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. (1907 - 1978), American designer.
“When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!”
John Madden (born 10 April 1936), former American professional football player, Super Bowl-winning head coach, and color commentator for NFL telecasts.
"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."
"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
Jodie Foster (born 19 November 1962), American actress, film director, and producer.