Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.
Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, American Robert Frost depicted realistic New England life through language and situations familiar to the common man
Chuang Tzu (369-286 B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.
Quotes from Abraham Lincoln – the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Quotes from Mae West – an American actress whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Her risqué remarks got her banned from radio for a dozen years, but behind the clever quips was Mae West’s deep desire, decades before the word “feminism” was in the news, to see women treated equally with men.
Quotes from W. C. Fields – one of the greatest American pantomimists and comedians, whose comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist.
Quotes from Woody Allen – screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician, and one of the most influential figures in cinema.
ZenQuotes.org is a hand-picked collection of Quotes from Zen teachers, writers, artists, social activists, entertainers and public figures – featuring quotes of Inspiration, Wisdom, Authenticity and Humour. Zen Buddhism was transmitted from China to Japan in the twelfth century, and is distinguished by the direct transmission of profound insight into the nature of Reality