Quotes and credits

 

We quoted: “Especially people that care about strangers, who care about evil and social injustice, do you only care about bleeding crowds, how about a friend in need?”

"Easy to Be Hard" is a song written by Galt MacDermot, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni and performed by Three Dog Night, with the lead vocal part sung by Chuck Negron. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969. The song appeared on their 1969 album, Suitable for Framing. The song is from the rock musical Hair and was also featured in the film performed by Cheryl Barnes, and she released a version as a single in 1979. It reached #64 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

The song was ranked #33 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1969.

 


We quoted: "The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself." - Thales, Greek philospher

625-546 BC

Philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, who was not only one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece but is also considered the founder of philosophy and the first geometrist.

Thales was also an astonomer, widely renowned for having pre-dicted an eclipse of the sun on May 28 585 BC. Until Thales, the world and the universe were explained mythologically, but with him the first profane explanation was sought.

Thales believed everything originated from water, and that eventually it all returns to this substance. He also travelled a lot, and when he was in Egypt he managed to find a way to calculate the height of the pyramids by measuring their shadow. He liked to calculate measures in general, and he also discovered that any triangle one would draw within a circle would have straight angles. 

Source: http://philosophers.endless-greece.com/thales.php


The sketch used in Crystal fairy story is that of a Crown Ridge Inn, 1874 pencil sketch by Conrad Martens, (kept in Mitchell Library collection)


The sketch used in Crystal fairy story: Portrait of Joseph Roulin (detail), 1888, Vincent van Gogh, reed and quill pens and brown ink and black chalk


Used for Crystal of fairies tale - Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) was a famous English animal painter. The Wild Cattle of Chillingham was painted in 1867 and includes a magnificent bull, accompanied by a cow and her calf. This painting and a companion picture entitled Deer in Chillingham Park” were commissioned to be displayed in a chamber at Chillingham Castle, the seat of the Earl of Tankerville.