— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
„The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It's not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don't know it's happening until one day you feel you've lost something but you're not sure what it is. It's like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you "sir." It just happens.“
— Robert McCammon American novelist 1952
„You know that feeling you get / You feel you're older than time?
Do you keep the receipts for the friends that you buy?
And I hope you know / That it won't let go / It sticks around with you until the day you die.
I hope the tears don't stain the world that waits outside.“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
„You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen yourself.“
— Diana Ross American vocalist, music artist and actress 1944
As quoted in Jet magazine, Vol. 67, No. 2 (4 February 1985), p. 40
„She was still waiting for him to come back to her, even though he wasn't going to. She was still holding out for something that wasn't going to happen. She was good at waiting. That seemed like a sad thing to be good at.“
— Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
„Because that's the thing about mean people: They make you think that the world will never work, that there are divides that you will fall into if you approach. It takes a whole lot of good people to fill in the breach created by a single mean one.“
— David Levithan, Wide Awake
— Judy Blume American children's writer 1938