— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
Context: Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
„If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Also, you will have betrayed your community in failing to make your contribution.“
— Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994
Ch. 1 : The Courage to Create, p. 12
— John Ford (dramatist) dramatist 1586 - 1649
Act I, sc. iii.
— Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
„I got God on my side.
I'm just trying to survive.
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love?
Fear's a powerful thing;
It can turn your heart black you can trust.
It'll take your God filled soul
And fill it with devils and dust“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Devils & Dust"
„In this growing there are no really new things or new situations. There are only things growing out right, or things growing out deformed or shriveled.“
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: In this growing there are no really new things or new situations. There are only things growing out right, or things growing out deformed or shriveled. There is nothing new about railways or foundries or lathes or steel furnaces. They also are green-growing things. There is nothing new about organizations of men or of money. All these growing things are good, if they grow towards the final answers that were given in the beginning. Ch. 9 : Oh, The Steep Roofs of Paris
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
Context: An immoral society betrays humanity because it betrays the basis for humanity, which is memory. An immoral society deals with memory as some politicians deal with politics. A moral society is committed to memory: I believe in memory. The Greek word alethia means Truth, Things that cannot be forgotten. I believe in those things that cannot be forgotten and because of that so much in my work deals with memory... What do all my books have in common? A commitment to memory. "Building a Moral Society", Chamberlin Lecture at Lewis & Clark College (1995)
„If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Life is Wonderful (For those attempting suicide) (1885)