— Kobe Bryant American basketball player 1978 - 2020
„In a city, you can be alone in a crowd, and in fact what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes.“
— Orhan Pamuk, livro A Strangeness in My Mind
Fonte: A Strangeness in My Mind
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
King makes two biblical allusions to Luke 15:17 and 1 Timothy 6:10: "For the love of money is the root of all evil".
1950s, Paul's Letter to American Christians (1956)
Contexto: I understand that you have an economic system in America known as Capitalism. Through this economic system you have been able to do wonders. You have become the richest nation in the world, and you have built up the greatest system of production that history has ever known. All of this is marvelous, but Americans, there is the danger that you will misuse your Capitalism. I still contend that money can be the root of all evil. It can cause one to live a life of gross materialism. I am afraid that many among you are more concerned about making a living than making a life. You are prone to judge the success of your profession by the index of your salary and the size of the wheel base on your automobile, rather than the quality of your service to humanity. The misuse of Capitalism can also lead to tragic exploitation. This has so often happened in your nation. They tell me that one tenth of one percent of the population controls more than forty percent of the wealth. Oh America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. If you are to be a truly Christian nation you must solve this problem. You cannot solve the problem by turning to communism, for communism is based on an ethical relativism and a metaphysical materialism that no Christian can accept. You can work within the framework of democracy to bring about a better distribution of wealth. You can use your powerful economic resources to wipe poverty from the face of the earth. God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty. God intends for all of his children to have the basic necessities of life, and He has left in this universe "enough and to spare" for that purpose. So I call upon you to bridge the gulf between abject poverty and superfluous wealth.
„When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro Brida
Fonte: Brida (1990).
Contexto: When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
— Cinda Williams Chima, The Crimson Crown
Fonte: The Crimson Crown
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Demônio e a Srta. Prym
Variante: Fear again. If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.
Fonte: The Devil and Miss Prym
„We tell our young managers: 'Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Akio Morita, cited in: Nick Lyons (1976) The Sony vision. p. 101.
— Thomas Hood British writer 1799 - 1845
Ode to Melancholy http://www.gerald-massey.org.uk/eop_hood_poetical_works_2.htm#057, st. 6 (1827).
„This makes living in big cities invaluable because you increase the odds of serendipitous encounters — you gain exposure to the envelope of serendipity.“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960
Fonte: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007), p. 209
„They’re Mabden, of course. They are afraid of the city. Afraid of almost everything. And being permitted no weapons with which they can attack what they fear, they are reduced to what you see. It seems the Mabden can only kill or run away. Their brains are of no use to them.“
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
Book 2, Chapter 6 (p. 581)
The Dragon in the Sword (1986)
„No one is afraid of heights, they're afraid of falling down. No one is afraid of saying I love you, they're afraid of the answer…“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
— Louise Penny, livro The Brutal Telling
Fonte: The Brutal Telling
„The great success of this system is that it makes the general public afraid of taking responsibility, afraid of taking a position or giving a definite answer, or even of making mistakes.“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2000-09, Truth to Power, 2008
— Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Fonte: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
„I shall really be very unhappy unless you give me the sort of courage that makes one forget he is afraid.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919