I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"A fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke."
— Soren Kierkegaard, Danish theologian, born May 5, 1813