"You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body, either."
"' I do not depend on figures at all. I try an experiment and reason out the result, somehow, by methods which I could not explain.' And so it was that by testing 1,600 different materials, from coconut fibre to fishing line and even hair from a colleague's beard, Edison finally found a particular type of bamboo which could be used, in carbonized form, as the filament in the first proper incandescent light bulb. He demonstrated it on New Year's Eve 1879 at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey."
- The Economist December 5th 2015
“I remember sitting with George Lucas ... and we were full of dreams,” said Coppola. “We talked about the amount of money we would want to have someday—enough to have a Ferrari and have everything, but not so much that people would hate you and kidnap your kids—a lot but not too much. We decided it was $20 million. Now George has $6 billion.” - Francis Ford Coppola here.
"You Can Prove a Negative. It is widely believed that you can't prove a negative. Some people even think that it is a law of logic—you can't prove that Santa Claus, unicorns, the Loch Ness Monster, God, pink elephants, WMD in Iraq and Bigfoot don't exist. This widespread belief is flatly, 100% wrong."
- Source: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania here.
The Loch Ness Monster does not exist because it's claimed water home is a glacial lake only ten thousand years old.
"Everything that is painted directly and on the spot has always a strength, a power, a vivacity of touch which one cannot recover in the studio ... three strokes of a brush in front of nature are worth more than two days of work at the easel."