„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
— John Piper American writer 1946
„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
Context: 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. Sam Harris, Taming the Mind http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/taming-the-mind (April 12, 2014)
„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, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„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"
„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
— Terry Brooks, Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910