"Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Thomas Mann on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Thomas Mann on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Thomas Mann on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Thomas Mann on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Thomas Mann on Margaret Mead
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."