„What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.“
— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard (21 August 1903)
— Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
„What I did or didn't do, I think it's over now. And what I will or will not do, I think is also over.“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— Sandra Bullock American actress and producer 1964
Context: I never did anything according to what anyone else wanted. That's why I think I am happy. I do everything 100% — even my stupidest missteps. I know when I'm getting ready to mess up, I'm going to do it full-on.
„You see, dream-lover of a lady, what shakes me to the core
Is the thought as you caress me, you've done this all before
I think about the future with me out and others in
Will I, too, have disappeared like I've never ever been?“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
I Wonder What Happened to Him
„"I think I'm healthier than I've ever been. I'm happier than I've ever been. I'm more myself. I can't stress that enough," Ellen says. "I think kindness is the key to yourself and to other people. … I think I found out who I was, and I think I really try to be a better person every single day. And she [sc. Portia de Rossi, her wife] makes me better."“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
Ellen's interview on Oprah show, 9th of November 2009
— George Frideric Handel German, later British Baroque composer 1685 - 1759
Horatio Townsend An Account of the Visit of Handel to Dublin (1852) p. 93, citing Laetitia Matilda Hawkins Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches and Memoirs vol. 1 (1822). His reply on being asked what his feelings were while writing the "Hallelujah Chorus".
„You know, she often tells me that what I do is great. I don't think she ever thought I would end up doing this with my life. But I think she is happier that I haven't changed over the years, that I am still me, that I care about her and that we are the same as we always were. And I think that is what makes her most proud.“
— Halle Berry American actress 1966
On Berry's relationship with her mother — reported in Hilary Morgan (May 14, 2006) "Stormy life of a leading lady - Cover Story", The Sun-Herald, p. 10.
„I don’t spend my time perusing message boards to find out what people think about me or if people think my songs are good or if people love that lyric or this or that. I just want to be happy with it myself — and if other people like it, that’s great.“
— Ben Gibbard American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976