The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
~ Albert Camus (November 07, 1913 - January 04, 1960)
After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.
~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 - November 14, 1831)
The grand style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject
~ Matthew Arnold (December 24, 1822 - April 15, 1888)