„There is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don't use it to free yourself it will be gone and never return.“
— Marcus Aurelius, livro Meditações
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book II, Hays translation II, 4
— John Steinbeck, livro As Vinhas da Ira
„I actually didn't want to have control of the writing on my first album. To write, you have to have time to connect with yourself. I don't have that time right now, because I'm so busy.“
— Hilary Duff American actress and singer 1987
Binelli, Mark. "Teenager of the Year" http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5940065/teenager_of_the_year. Rolling Stone. August 27 2003. Retrieved October 25 2006. On Metamorphosis (2003).
— Charles Portis, livro True Grit
True Grit (1968), Chapter 5, p. 75 : thoughts of 'Mattie Ross'
„At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.“
— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
— Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
„When people come to me saying they want to kill themselves, I tell them, "What's your rush? You can kill yourself any time you like. So calm down. Suicide is a positive act."“
— Emil M. Cioran, livro The Trouble With Being Born
The Trouble With Being Born (1973), And they do calm down.
„It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.“
— Lillian Hellman American dramatist and screenwriter 1905 - 1984
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
The Cherubinic Wanderer
„By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), Context: By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life. p. 140
„I always thought it was the saddest and most devastating ending. How you could have these enormous dreams that never get met. How without knowing it you could just make yourself smaller over time. I don't want that to happen to me.“
— Meg Wolitzer, livro The Interestings