„You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it.“
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
„I say if you have the urge to pursue this, do it, especially when you’re very young. If you don’t throw your marbles out and see what happens, for the rest of your life you’ll wonder what could have happened. And that can have negative effects on the rest of your life. Not necessarily devastating, but you’ll always have that nagging thing. When you go out like I did – I went from Arkansas to New York City – and if I had done that and spent five, 10 years trying to do it, I would either have been successful or I would have said, you know, I’m done with this. I gave it my shot. The only failure is not trying. And I encourage all young people, if you have any inkling whatsoever, that you can do this. At least try.“
— Rodger Bumpass American character actor and voice actor 1951
Rodger Bumpass is Squidward Tentacles http://georgiastatesignal.com/rodger-bumpass-is-squidward-tentacles/ (September 8, 2013)
„You've never in your life seen a picture, I bet any one of you, never seen a picture of one of these old Pilgrims praying when they didn't have a gun right by the side of them. That was to see that he got what he was praying for.“
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
radio broadcast (14 April 1935)
„Live all you can — it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?“
— Henry James, livro The Ambassadors
Fonte: The Ambassadors (1903), book V, ch. II.
Contexto: Live all you can — it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?.. What one loses one loses; make no mistake about that... The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.. Live!
— Michael Moorcock, livro The Jewel in the Skull
Book 3, Chapter 3 “The Warrior in Jet and Gold” (p. 113)
The Jewel in the Skull (1967)
„If you hate your life, you haven't' seen enough of it. If you hate your life, it's because your life is too small and doesn't' fit you.“
— Augusten Burroughs American writer 1965
Fonte: This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't
„You've got your whole life to do something,
And that's not very long.
So why don't you give me a call
When you're willing to fight
For what you think is real,
For what you think is right.“
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
Willing to Fight
„I have a vamp body for you," Andrea said. "It's in the freezer."
I gave her a nice smile. "You shouldn't have.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Fonte: Magic Gifts
„Haven't you heard about me?" he said, with a tight smile. "I'm really a very dangerous person." And he did look dangerous until he said, "Look, could you watch Dog for me while I'm gone? I can't take him where I'm going.“
— Cinda Williams Chima Novelist 1952
Fonte: The Crimson Crown
„One last question.”
“Very well, dearling.”
“Can I trust Cadeon?”
Nïx gave her a sunny smile with
blank golden eyes. “As far as you can throw him.“
— Kresley Cole American writer
Fonte: Dark Desires After Dusk
„I would say the main thing in any young kid's life is education. Even if a guy is prejudiced, he can be educated to understand why he is prejudiced. Education plays a great role in all life, whether you're black or white. You've got to go to high school, you've got to go to college. When you come out of college or high school, you can play sports. If you ever get hurt, they can't take that brain away from you, you've got that.“
— Willie Mays Baseball player 1931
Academy of Achievement Interview (1996)
„Mercer,” Rick said.
“I am your friend,” the old man said. “But you must go on as if I did not exist. Can you understand that?” He spread empty hands.
“No,” Rick said. “I can’t understand that. I need help.”
“How can I save you,” the old man said, “if I can’t save myself?” He smiled. “Don’t you see? There is no salvation.”
“Then what’s this for?” Rick demanded. “What are you for?”
“To show you,” Wilbur Mercer said, “that you aren’t alone. I am here with you and always will be. Go and do your task, even though you know it’s wrong.”
“Why?” Rick said. “Why should I do it? I’ll quit my job and emigrate.”
The old man said, “You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.“
— Philip K. Dick, livro Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
“That’s all you can tell me?” Rick said.
Fonte: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968), Chapter 15 (pp. 178-179)