„Life is too short to be in a hurry." If we are always on the go, we are reacting to the exigencies of day-to-day life rather than allowing ourselves the space to create a happy life.“
— Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment
„The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
„You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in his letter to Jan Bialoblocki, written in Zelazowa Wola and dated back to December 24th 1826
„Never forget that there are only two philosophies to rule your life: the one of the cross, which starts with the fast and ends with the feast. The other of Satan, which starts with the feast and ends with the headache.“
— Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary
„It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930
— U.G. Krishnamurti, Mind is a Myth
Context: Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow. It is like lightning and thunder. They occur simultaneously, but sound, travelling slower than light, reaches you later, creating the illusion of two separate events. Ch. 3: Not Knowing Is Your Natural State
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
„Night creatures call.
The dead start to walk in their masquerade.
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time (they're open wide).
This is the end of your life.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
„I wouldn't know what to do with [colour]. Colour to me is too real. It's limiting. It doesn't allow too much of a dream. The more you throw black into a colour, the more dreamy it gets… Black has depth. It's like a little egress; you can go into it, and because it keeps on continuing to be dark, the mind kicks in, and a lot of things that are going on in there become manifest. And you start seeing what you're afraid of. You start seeing what you love, and it becomes like a dream.“
— David Lynch, Lynch on Lynch