„I was yours once 'till death if you'd cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now - I can't hang about whining forever - and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked, and attend to your own happiness?“
„When my soul was in the lost and found,
You came along to claim it.
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it.
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for,
Cause if I make you happy I don't need to do more.“
— Carole King, livro A Natural Woman
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967), Co-written with Gerry Goffin and Jerry Wexler, first recorded by Aretha Franklin
Song lyrics, Singles
„If you want to take drugs and drink alcohol and smoke, that's your business. But if you want me to pay for it when you get sick, that's my business. If we're going to have universal health care, why don't we have universal auto care? I mean, if you run your car into a tree, the government buys you a new car. You back into somebody in the parking lot and scratch it. Hey, that's OK. The government will fix it. You blow up your engine 'cause you forgot to change the oil. That's OK. The government will fix it. Why don't we have universal house care? See, if you've ever owned a house and rented it out to somebody else, you will understand. How many know what I'm talking about? Renters just don't look at it the same way owners do, do they? And when it's your responsibility to take care of your health, you'll take care of it.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Creation seminars (2003-2005), The Garden of Eden
„There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.“
— Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
Fonte: Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
„You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else's path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else's way,
you are not going to realize
— Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work
Fonte: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work
„I'm scared of him," said Piggy, "and that's why I know him. If you're scared of someone you hate him but you can't stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he's alright really, an' then when you see him again; it's like asthma an' you can't breath. I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph —"
"Me? Why me?"
"I dunno. You got him over the fire; an' you're chief an' he isn't."
"But he's Jack Merridew!"
"I been in bed so much I done some thinking. I know about people. I know about me. And him. He can't hurt you: but if you're standing out of the way he'd hurt the next thing. And that's me."
"Piggy's right, Ralph. There's you and Jack. Go on being chief.“
— William Golding, livro O Senhor das Moscas
Ch. 5: Beast from Water
Lord of the Flies (1954)
— Sylvia Day, livro Bared to You
Fonte: Bared to You
„Who rules you, nomads? Do you answer to someone's will besides your own? Are you free to choose your own path, or will the Volturi decide how you will live?
"I came to witness. I stay to fight. The Volturi care nothing for the death of a child. They seek the death of our free will.“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Garrett, p. 719
Twilight series, Breaking Dawn (2008)
„The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.“
— Mark Twain, livro Following the Equator
Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. XLIX
Following the Equator (1897)
„Once you know about a work of mine you own it. There's no way I can climb inside somebody's head and remove it.“
— Lawrence Weiner American artist 1942
Lawrence Weiner, cited in: Nika Knight. " Slowly Adapting Art: Moving with the Times: Re-installing Originals http://www.oberlin.edu/stupub/ocreview/2007/04/27/arts/Slowly_Adapting_Art_Moving.html," in: The Oberlin Review, April 27, 2007.
„If you want external happiness, it can be an elusive desire. Internal happiness needs only to be revealed. It is not elusive because it is within you. It is your treasure. If you take someone else's treasure, it is stealing, but if you turn to your own, it is not. Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Fernbank, London, England October, 1971
Variante: If you want external happiness, it can be an elusive desire. Internal happiness needs only to be revealed. It is not elusive because it is within you. It is your treasure. If you take someone else's treasure, it is stealing, but if you turn to your own, it is not. Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.
„Do you have a death wish?" he asked. Will grinned at him.
I'm just relying on your judgment," he replied. "I can't keep track of everything in my head.“
— John Flanagan, The Battle for Skandia
Fonte: The Battle for Skandia
„Why not go live on the beach?"
"These things are a way of keeping score. I'm sure you have your own way of keeping score."
I nodded. "I compare the numbers of answers I get to the number of questions I ask."
"And how are you doing with that?“
— Lee Child, livro Gone Tomorrow
"Lifetime average is close to a hundred per cent."
Gone Tomorrow (2009)
„There's a right way of doing things and a wrong way. If you've made up your mind to be different from everybody else, I don't suppose I can stop you, but I really don't think it's very considerate.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, livro The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
„He had had much experience of physicians, and said 'the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not'.“
— Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
Fonte: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
„I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.“
— Jane Austen, livro Orgulho e Preconceito
Fonte: Pride and Prejudice
„Oh, why can't I ignore it? I keep giving in, but I should know better. Because there was something about the way you looked at me, and it's strange that things change. But not me, wanting you so desperately.“
— Michelle Branch American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1983
2000s, Hotel Paper (2003)
Contexto: There was something, about the way you looked at me. Made me think for a moment, that maybe we were meant to be. Living our lives separately, and it's strange that things change. But not me, wanting you so desperately. Oh, why can't I ignore it? I keep giving in, but I should know better. Because there was something about the way you looked at me, and it's strange that things change. But not me, wanting you so desperately.