— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
— Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
„If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?“
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
— Katie Melua British singer-songwriter 1984
Context: It's so funny because when you do smoke weed and write a song, you're like, 'Yeah, this is brilliant, this is excellent!' - and the next morning you go back and often find that really it's not very good at all... I've never done anything like acid or cocaine and I hope I don't. But I guess you have to try things once in a while... just once. I think you have to be very wary of falling into that trap of getting addicted. About smoking cannabis.
„Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.“
— Lena Horne American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer 1917 - 2010
Quoted in: The New Bajan, (1990) p. 22
„All fear comes from trying to see the future, Biff. If you know what is coming, you aren't afraid.“
— Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
„Try, reach, want, and you may fall. But even if you do, you might be okay anyway.
If you don't try, you save nothing, because you might as well be dead.“
— Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
„I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose,
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose.
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night;
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light.“
— Sarah McLachlan Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 1968
I Will Remember You