„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.“
Fonte: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Contexto: I never thought about things at all, everything changed, the distance that wedged itself between me and my happiness wasn't the world, it wasn't the bombs and burning buildings, it was me, my thinking, my cancer of never letting go, is ignorance bliss, I don't know, but it's so painful to think, and tell me, 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. (p. 17)
— Anne Brontë, livro Agnes Grey
Fonte: Agnes Grey
— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard (21 August 1903)
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Fonte: 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 1885 - 1968
— Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
Fonte: Saga, Vol. 2
— Sandra Bullock American actress and producer 1964
Parade interview (2009)
Contexto: 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.
— Jodi Picoult Author 1966
Fonte: Between the Lines
„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
Song lyrics, Dance Band on the Titanic (1977)
„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".
„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
Fonte: The Meaning Of Life, III
„And you throw your head back laughing
Like a little kid.
I think it's strange that you think I’m funny cause
He never did.
I've been spending the last 8 months
Thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end.
But on a Wednesday in a cafe,
I watched it begin again.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, Red (2012)
„I had been lying to myself, thinking I was free, thinking I had let him go. It didn't matter what he said or did, I'd never let him go." - Belly Conklin“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Fonte: The Summer I Turned Pretty
„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 think about anything," he says, "No thoughts at all! I think about not getting killed… that keeps me busy… One more day is one more day-That's what I think!“
— Louis-ferdinand Céline, livro Voyage au bout de la nuit
Fonte: Journey to the End of the Night (1932), Chapter 4
„Never ask of money spent
Where the spender thinks it went.
Nobody was ever meant
To remember or invent
What he did with every cent.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"The Hardship of Accounting
„I can tell you that once upon a time when I was doing public events people would ask me, "What do you think about the arts?, What do you think of the role of women?, What do you think of men?, What do you think of all of these things?", and now they ask one thing, and that one thing is this, "Is there hope?"“
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939