„I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 46
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
Speech http://www.biota.org/people/douglasadams/index.html at Digital Biota 2 http://www.cyberbiology.org/, Cambridge, UK, (1998) <!-- also quoted in Richard Dawkins' eulogy http://www.edge.org/documents/adams_index.html for Douglas Adams -->
Contexto: Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, "This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, may have been made to have me in it!" This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for. We all know that at some point in the future the Universe will come to an end and at some other point, considerably in advance from that but still not immediately pressing, the sun will explode. We feel there's plenty of time to worry about that, but on the other hand that's a very dangerous thing to say.
— Thomas Young (scientist) English polymath 1773 - 1829
as quoted by Horatio B. Williams, Thomas Young, The Man and Physician, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 20, 35-49 (1930).
„I told myself that I could soon start to relish the state of being alone […], only to find as usual that I was stuck with myself.[…] Two's company, which is bad enough in all conscience, but one's a crowd.“
— Kingsley Amis, The Green Man
Maurice Allington in Ch. 2
The Green Man (1969)
„As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them.“
— Jeanette Winterson, livro Lighthousekeeping
Fonte: Lighthousekeeping (2004)
Contexto: You say we are not one, you say truly there are two of us. Yes, there were two of us, but we were one. As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them.
„To my horror I always find only myself in all that I create; the Other, whom I need, I never find: a free man himself must create himself; I can only create slaves!“
— Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883
Original: (de) "Zum Ekel find' ich ewig nur mich in Allem was ich erwirke; das And're, das ich ersehne, das And're erseh' ich nie: denn selbst muß der Freie sich schaffen; Knechte erknet' ich mir nur."
Fonte: Quotes from his operas, Die Walküre, Wotan, Act 2, Scene 2
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Fonte: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 21
Contexto: If thought exists, I who think and the world about which I think also exist; the one exists but for the other, having no possible separation between them. Therefore, the world and I are both in active correlation; I am that which sees the world, and the world is that which is seen by me. I exist for the world and the world exists for me. … One sure and primary and fundamental fact is the joint existence of a subject and of its world. The one does not exist without the other. I acquire no understanding of myself except as I take account of objects, of the surroundings. I do not think unless I think of things — and there I find myself.
„I find myself both as man and as myself something more determined and distinctive, at pitch, more distinctive and higher pitched than anything else I see.“
— Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
Comments on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola
— Suzanne Collins, livro Mockingjay
— Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
On the issue of creativity, from the interview with Channel 4, "V for Vendetta: the man behind the mask" (11 January 2012) http://www.channel4.com/news/v-for-vendetta-the-man-behind-the-mask
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
— Nicholas Sparks, livro Dear John
Fonte: Dear John
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
So Much to Say
„Myself, I try to search for the new way, always trying to set up a new possibility and to find the new tools to express myself. To reach a broader audience.“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, Ai Weiwei, interview by Christiane Amanpour, 2010
„I surrendered my beliefs
and found myself at the tree of life
injecting my story into the veins of leaves
only to find that stories like forests
are subject to seasons“
— Saul Williams American singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor 1972
Fonte: , said the shotgun to the head.