- Frase celebre di Felix Mendelssohn «Persino la più piccola frase musicale può assorbire e trasportarci via dalle città, dai paesi, dal mondo e da tutte le sue cose terrene. E' un dono di Dio.» (Felix Mendelssohn)
- Felix Ortega – chain of existence "To a mother, a child is everything, but to a child, parents are only a link in the chain of their existence." ~Felix Ortega
- "We were the only westerners in our… "We were the only westerners in our neighbourhood, ... Our goal was to cover the realities of the occupation on the ground and we had not got the same security concerns as, say, CNN. Maybe at some levels they don't trust Iraqis with their security. There's a part in the book where I'm trying to take CNN to a refugee camp, and they wouldn't go.…
- "Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear… "Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it." - Martin Luther King Jr.