„The most important person you can ever talk to is yourself, so be careful what you say.
The most important person that you will evaluate is yourself, so be careful what you think.
The most important person you will love is yourself, so be careful what you do.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„When you're a writer, the question people always ask you is, "Where do you get your ideas?" Writers hate this question. It's like asking Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen, "Where do you get your leeches?" You don't get ideas. Ideas get you.“
— Connie Willis American science fiction writer 1945
„It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart.“
— Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
„The idea of painless, non-threatening coercion is an illusion. Fear is the inseparable companion of coercion, and its inescapable consequence. If you think it your duty to make children do what you want, whether they will or not, then it follows inexorably that you must make them afraid of what will happen to them if they don’t do what you want.“
— John Holt, livro How Children Fail
How Children Fail (1964).
„Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar.
Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
Whom do you lead on Rapture's roadway, far,
Before you agonise them in farewell?“
— Laurence Hope, India's Love Lyrics
Indian Love Lyrics (aka Garden of Kama) (1901), Kashmiri Song
„What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.“
— Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook (1962), Context: It seems to me like this. It's not a terrible thing — I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning, to do without something one really wants. It's not bad to say: My work is not what I really want, I'm capable of doing something bigger. Or I'm a person who needs love, and I'm doing without it. What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 2"<!-- 255 -->
„Progress comes from finding better ways to do things. Don’t be afraid of innovation. Don’t be afraid of ideas that are not your own.“
— Douglas Crockford American computer programmer 1955
In response to David Winer http://scripting.wordpress.com/2006/12/21/scripting-news-for-12212006/