„My whole life has conspired to bring me to this place, and I can’t despise my whole life.“


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„For me, it is a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I believed in merger and unity of the two territories.“

— Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore 1923 - 2015
August 9, 1965, when Lee announced the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, as quoted in The Theatre and the State in Singapore: Orthodoxy and Resistance, Terence Chong

„My whole life has been dreams.“

— Minnie Evans American artist 1892 - 1987
Cited in Whitney Museum of American Art (1975 Brochure), "Minnie Evans" Call number ND237.E78 W43 1975

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„Everything in me that conspires to break the unity and continuity of my life conspires to destroy me and consequently to destroy itself.“

— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: Everything in me that conspires to break the unity and continuity of my life conspires to destroy me and consequently to destroy itself. Every individual in a people who conspires to break the spiritual unity and continuity of that people tends to destroy it and to destroy himself as a part of that people.

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Steve Wozniak photo

„I wanted my own computer my whole life.“

— Steve Wozniak American inventor, computer engineer and programmer 1950

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„My whole life stretched out gloriously behind me.“

— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
Context: When I had first caught sight of Matthew I saw the beauty in everything. Now I saw only ugliness and decay. All beauty was in the past. Again and again I wrote in poems, in notes, on scraps of paper. My whole life stretched out gloriously behind me. If I wrote that sick phrase once, I wrote it fifty times. And I believed it, too.

Mike Tyson photo

„My whole life has been a waste - I've been a failure.“

— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

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„My whole life has largely been one of surprises.“

— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
Context: My whole life has largely been one of surprises. I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant, unexpected encouragements of this kind if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day of his life — that is, tries to make each day reach as nearly as possible the high-water mark of pure, unselfish, useful living. Chapter XVII: Last Words

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Charlotte Salomon photo

„Keep this safe, it is my whole life.“

— Charlotte Salomon German painter 1917 - 1943
Quote of Charlotte Salomon, 1943; as cited on Wikipedia, English as the Nazis intensified their search for Jews living in the South of France in 1943, she handed the 769 paintings on paper over to a trusted friend with these words

Terrell Owens photo

„People have doubted me and criticized me my whole life, and that's why I'm the way I am.“

— Terrell Owens former American football wide receiver 1973
Nancy Gay (October 26, 2000) "The Many Moods of Owens - Why talented receiver does things his own way", San Francisco Chronicle, p. C1.