,,Anfangen ist leicht, Beharren eine Kunst.“

― German proverb

“If you encourage people, you do more good than in any other way because you are releasing them the life force that makes them want to do things. When I see all these other people doing things, I am inspired by it. And I think at least what I can do is to shine some of their courage back to them. If on my grave stone when I die there are just simple words ‘Tony Benn, he encouraged us’ I would regard that as a sufficient justification for what I have done. ”

― Tony Benn, Will and Testament

“Denis was a loner [in politics]. He was not smoothing. He was a counter smoother... A lot of people have the feeling that Denis didn't think ‘You are up to it’; ‘you are not quite good enough,’ and they didn't like that. They were second rate people who wanted to be appreciated as first rate people. And Denis wouldn't make that mistake.”

― Shirley Williams on Denis Healey, BBC—Denis Healey: Best Prime Minister Labour Never Had?

“Unless you have a massive reserve and read a lot, you cannot create anything out of nothing. ”

― Kurosawa Akira, Oshima Nagisa meets Kurosawa Akira, an interview

『気付いたのは牛の歩調が、 日本の牛より遅いということだった、 スイスの人に「これは変だ」と、 思われるものだけは作りたくなかった。』

― Miyazaki Hayao recalls Takahata Isao's world of Heidi


― Tuan Ch'i-jui, Last Will and Testament

“Nothing destroys spirit like poverty; but if there is one thing you can set free when incarcerated by impoverishment, please do not let your imagination be kept down. ”

― Unknown

“There is a five-percent theory which says only five percent of the population know merely five percent of what they are talking about, of course, on five percent of all occasions.”

― Unknown

“By minimalism, we mean to put up the least amount of possible obstacles in the path of telling a story; however, in order to achieve this, we might inexorably max out our effort.”

― Unknown

“There are generally two groups of people in this world—one group is busy turning robots into human beings and the other group is busy turning human beings into robots.”

― Unknown

“Any technological advances without a moral compass are no less disastrous than nuclear weapons.”

― Unknown

“Being something is not an achievement; doing something can be.”

― Unknown

“There is no Cloud; it is just somebody else's computer.”

― Unknown