„Let me assure you, nothing in this life feels better than having the confidence that you can take care of yourself and your family and know that you can continue to grow and excel in your profession and as a person.“
— Richie Sambora musician, songwriter 1959
Doctorate Award Speech, Kean University (2004)
„You've got to have something to eat, and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.“
— Billie Holiday American jazz singer and songwriter 1915 - 1959
„Your life doesn't get any better than your mind is: You might have wonderful friends, perfect health, a great career, and everything else you want, and you can still be miserable.“
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
Sam Harris, Taming the Mind http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/taming-the-mind (April 12, 2014)
Contexto: Your life doesn't get any better than your mind is: You might have wonderful friends, perfect health, a great career, and everything else you want, and you can still be miserable. The converse is also true: There are people who basically have nothing—who live in circumstances that you and I would do more or less anything to avoid—who are happier than we tend to be because of the character of their minds. Unfortunately, one glimpse of this truth is never enough. We have to be continually reminded of it.
— John Piper American writer 1946
„Depending on the situation, sometimes you can know a person better in ten minutes than someone you have crossed paths with all your life.“
— David Baldacci, livro The Simple Truth
Fonte: The Simple Truth
„I don't know if it's better to be close with your daughter or make sure that she has a better life than you do.“
— Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Fonte: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„So come to the pond,
or the river of your imagination,
or the harbor of your longing,
and put your lips to the world.
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Fonte: Red Bird
„England can never repay you
You gave your life to be buried alongside
The place you loved
The sermons attended when you were young
Still echo round these churchyard walls“
— Colin Moulding English bassist, songwriter and vocalist 1955
"In Loving Memory Of A Name"
„Your being born makes your parents God. You owe them your life, and they can control you. Then puberty makes you Satan, just because you want something better.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Invisible Monsters
Fonte: Invisible Monsters
„There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.“
— Richard Branson English business magnate, investor and philanthropist 1950
„Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life.
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife.
You don't want to do what your mother has done,
She has done.
This is your life, this new life has begun.
It's your day - a woman's day.
It's your day - a woman's day.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
Song lyrics, Shaking the Tree (1990)
„You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.“
— Dale Carnegie, livro How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Fonte: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
„…it is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.“
— Randall Jarrell, livro Pictures from an Institution
Fonte: Pictures from an Institution (1954) [novel], Ch. 4, p. 173
— Terry Brooks American writer 1944
Fonte: Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„But don’t you think,” I persist, “that it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?“
— Audrey Niffenegger, livro The Time Traveler's Wife
Fonte: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003), p. 239