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Umberto Eco
“Es necesario un enemigo para darle al pueblo una esperanza. Alguien ha dicho que el patriotismo es el último refugio de los canallas: los que no tienen principios morales se suelen envolver en una bandera, y los bastardos se remiten siempre a la pureza de su raza. La identidad nacional es el último recurso para los desheredados. Ahora bien, el sentimiento de la identidad se funda en el odio, en el odio hacia los que no son idénticos. Hay que cultivar el odio como pasión civil. El enemigo es el amigo de los pueblos. Hace falta alguien a quien odiar para sentirse justificados en la propia miseria.”
Umberto Eco, El cementerio de Praga

Niklas Luhmann
“El surgimiento del Estado soberano moderno basado en el monopolio de la toma de decisiones sobre el uso de la violencia física, y su inflación a un grado de complejidad que difícilmente puede controlarse, es el ejemplo más significativo de su desarrollo en el ámbito social general. Al mismo tiempo, esta teoría del poder explica el modo en que esta situación es propicia para la revolución, es decir, para el recurso de la violencia con el objeto de modificar un sistema incontrolablemente complejo, por medio de la progresión regresiva.”
Niklas Luhmann

Ian Stewart
“Music can be appreciated from several points of view: the listener, the performer, the composer. In mathematics there is nothing analogous to the listener; and even if there were, it would be the composer, rather than the performer, that would interest him. It is the creation of new mathematics, rather than its mundane practice, that is interesting. Mathematics is not about symbols and calculations. These are just tools of the tradequavers and crotchets and five-finger exercises. Mathematics is about ideas. In particular it is about the way that different ideas relate to each other. If certain information is known, what else must necessarily follow? The aim of mathematics is to understand such questions by stripping away the inessentials and penetrating to the core of the problem. It is not just a question of getting the right answer; more a matter of understanding why an answer is possible at all, and why it takes the form that it does. Good mathematics has an air of economy and an element of surprise. But, above all, it has significance.”
Ian Stewart

Friedrich Nietzsche
“I can tell by my own reaction to it that this book is harmful." But let him only wait and perhaps one day he will admit to himself that this same book has done him a great service by bringing out the hidden sickness of his heart and making it visible.— Altered opinions do not alter a man’s character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Woody Allen
“Yo no quiero alcanzar la inmortalidad por mi obra. Quiero conseguirla por no morir. No quiero vivir en la memoria de mis compatriotas. Preferiría vivir en mi apartamento.”
Woody Allen
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