"Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages."
Auguste Rodin (12 Nov. 1840 - 17 Nov. 1917) French sculptor.
"The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor."
Alvin Toffler (born 4 October 1928) American writer and futurist.
"He thought the world's heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world's pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower."
Cormac McCarthy (born 20 July 1933), American novelist and playwright.
"That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in."
Lauryn Noelle Hill (born 25 May 1975), American recording artist, musician, producer, and actress.
"The principal thing in this world is to keep one's soul aloft."
"I'm positive, I was not singing the Devil's music.... The Devil ain't got no music!"
"Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else."
Wayne Coyne (born 13 Jan. 1961), rock 'n' roller, frontman of The Flaming Lips.
"My family don't listen to R&B -- never have, never will. They only listen to gospel. That's where I get my voice from, I got a gospel voice."
"So much to do, so little done, such things to be."
Elizabeth Taylor (27 Feb. 1932 - 23 March 2011), English-born American actress.
"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
Plato (427 BC – 347 BC), Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates.
"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817), English novelist.
"I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision."
"As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff."
Colin Firth (born 10 September 1960), Academy-Award winning English actor.
"She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down."
Zadie Smith (born 25 October 1975), English novelist.