„Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,
And sometimes the blues just get a hold of you.
Just when you thought you had made it,
All around the block people will talk.
But I want to give it all that I've got.
I just don't want, I don't want to waste it.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Sweet Seasons, co-written with Toni Stern
— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
„What do you do when you are falling? Do you reach out and try to grab for support? If you aren’t careful, you will pull others down with you. Unless you are very careful.“
— Pat Murphy an award-winning American author of science fiction and fantasy novels 1955
Chapter 23 (p. 268)
„I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
„When you spend that long on the outer reaches of empire, you understand the cruelty of empire... and the lies we tell ourselves about what is done in our name.“
— Chris Hedges American journalist 1956
interviewed by Bill Moyers, July 22, 2012 http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_on_moyers_company_20120722
„My outlook is that life is like a self-service restaurant and you have to help yourself. Sometimes when you see what the other fella has got, you want some of it too.“
— Max Bygraves Singer, comedian, actor 1922 - 2012
On being unfaithful to his wife; Daily Mail 24th May 2011
— Sara Zarr, How to Save a Life
„My philosophy is that, in life, you have to want something. If you just say "la-la-la" and go through life without a goal, nothing will happen.“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Quoted by Eric Thurnauer for Stuff Magazine (November/December 1998)