„Perhaps; but I am a difficult person to live with. My difficulty consists in not wanting to live with other people.“

—  John Maxwell Coetzee, livro Summertime

Fonte: Summertime

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„My living I is an I that is really a We; my living personal I lives only in other, of other, and by other I's; I am sprung from a multitude of ancestors.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), VIII : From God to God
Contexto: Not only are we unable to conceive of the full and living God as masculine simply, but we are unable to conceive of Him as individual simply, as the projection of a solitary I, an unsocial I, an I that is in reality an abstract I. My living I is an I that is really a We; my living personal I lives only in other, of other, and by other I's; I am sprung from a multitude of ancestors. I carry them within me in extract, and at the same time I carry within me, potentially, a multitude of descendants, and God, the projection of my I to the infinite — or rather I, the projection of God to the finite — must also be a multitude. Hence, in order to save the personality of God — that is to say, in order to save the living God — faith's need — the need of the feeling and the imagination — of conceiving Him and feeling Him as possessed of a certain internal multiplicity.

„I wanted to live my life so that people would know unmistakably that I am alive, so that when I finally die people will know the difference for sure between my living and my death.“

—  June Jordan Poet, essayist, playwright, feminist and bisexual activist 1936 - 2002

"Many Rivers To Cross" (1981); later published in Some of Us Did Not Die : New and Selected Essays of June Jordan (2002)
Contexto: I wanted to be strong. I never wanted to be weak again as long as I lived. I thought about my mother and her suicide and I thought about how my father could not tell whether she was dead or alive.
I wanted to get well and what I wanted to do as soon as I was strong, actually, what I wanted to do was I wanted to live my life so that people would know unmistakably that I am alive, so that when I finally die people will know the difference for sure between my living and my death.
And I thought about the idea of my mother as a good woman and I rejected that, because I don't see why it's a good thing when you give up, or when you cooperate with those who hate you or when you polish and iron and mend and endlessly mollify for the sake of the people who love the way that you kill yourself day by day silently.
And I think all of this is really about women and work. Certainly this is all about me as a woman and my life work. I mean I am not sure my mother’s suicide was something extraordinary. Perhaps most women must deal with a similar inheritance, the legacy of a woman whose death you cannot possibly pinpoint because she died so many, many times and because, even before she became my mother, the life of that woman was taken; I say it was taken away.

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„I am life which wants to live admidst of lives that want to live.“

—  Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965

Ich bin Leben, das leben will, inmitten von Leben, das leben will.
Reverence for Life (1969)
Fonte: Die Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben http://books.google.pl/books?id=q7MCqUIN7hkC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false, C.H.Beck, 2008, p. 111

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„If there is a hell, perhaps it consists in living up to all one’s promises.“

—  John Brunner, livro The Tides of Time

Fonte: The Tides of Time (1984), Chapter 11 (p. 202)

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„I wanted only to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?“

—  Hermann Hesse, livro Demian

Demian (1919)
Variante: I wanted only to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?

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„I try to root the language of my poetry in kindness, forgiveness, compassion and curiosity, that is the way I want to live, but of course that’s not to say anger and resentment and envy and other difficult emotions don’t make a noise in my work…“

—  Raymond Antrobus 1986

On his preferred themes in “Deaf poetics: Conversation with Raymond Antrobus" https://poetryinternationalonline.com/conversation-with-raymond-antrobus/ (Poetry International; 2018 Oct 11)

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„God wants us to live consistently, He wants us to enjoy every single day of our lives.“

—  Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963

Fonte: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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„I live by the golden rule: Treat others as you'd want them to treat you. The religious right wants to tell people how to live.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

Interview in Playboy (November 1999)
Contexto: Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business. I live by the golden rule: Treat others as you'd want them to treat you. The religious right wants to tell people how to live.

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