„There’s no future for me. All my life I’ve been stuck in a rigged game. The dice are loaded and I was declared a loser before I even began to play. These are not just words! What choice was I ever given? Only this one, right here, right now. I can swallow defeat meekly or I can throw the board up in the air and smash all the pieces. Well, I’ve been screwed from Day One—I have no intention whatsoever of being a good sport!“

—  Michael Swanwick, Chapter 22 (p. 399)
Michael Swanwick photo
Michael Swanwick90
American science fiction author 1950
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Warren Farrell photo
Publicidade
Sophie Kinsella photo
Forest Whitaker photo

„Life is full of choices, and many years ago, I chose to become a vegetarian, and it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made.“

—  Forest Whitaker American actor 1961
“ Forest Whitaker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMEaTtPodAE,” ad for PETA (27 March 2008).

Benazir Bhutto photo

„As I’ve said before, this is not the life I chose; it chose me … But I accepted the responsibility and I’ve never wavered in my commitment.“

—  Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007
Context: My father always would say, "My daughter will go into politics? My daughter will become prime minister", but it’s not what I wanted to do. I would say, "No, Papa, I will never go into politics." As I’ve said before, this is not the life I chose; it chose me … But I accepted the responsibility and I’ve never wavered in my commitment.

Aron Ralston photo
Courtney Love photo
Michael Bloomberg photo
Publicidade
John D. Rockefeller photo

„I was early taught to work as well as play,
My life has been one long, happy holiday;
Full of work and full of play —
I dropped the worry on the way —
And God was good to me every day.“

—  John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist 1839 - 1937
Verses written on his eighty-sixth birthday (8 July 1925) http://www.anbhf.org/pdf/lee.pdf

James Longstreet photo

„General, I have been a soldier all my life. I have been with soldiers engaged in fights by couples, by squads, companies, regiments, divisions, and armies, and should know, as well as any one, what soldiers can do. It is my opinion that no fifteen thousand men ever arranged for battle can take that position.“

—  James Longstreet Confederate Army general 1821 - 1904
As quoted in General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier: A Biography https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0671709216 (1993), by Jeffry D. Wert, New York: Simon & Schuster, p. 283

Petula Clark photo
Jermain Defoe photo
Publicidade
Hope Solo photo

„It’s been a crazy year, as always — the story of my life — but it’s been a great year. Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my personal life. I’m happily married. Yeah, there’s lots of ups and downs, but that’s what makes us strong is getting through them all.“

—  Hope Solo American association football player 1981
As quoted in "Hope Solo: 'I'm the happiest I’ve ever been in my personal life. I'm happily married'" http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/sounders/hope-solo-im-the-happiest-ive-ever-been-in-my-personal-life-im-happily-married/, Seattle Times (January 24, 2013)

Begum Rokeya photo

„I am forced to say that you have not made the right choice. I have been locked up in the socially oppressive iron casket of 'porda' for all my life. I have not been able to mix very well with people – as a matter of fact, I do not even know what is expected of a chairperson. I do not know if one is supposed to laugh, or to cry.“

—  Begum Rokeya Bengali feminist writer and social worker 1880 - 1932
Context: Although I am grateful to you for the respect that you have expressed towards me by inviting me to preside over the conference, I am forced to say that you have not made the right choice. I have been locked up in the socially oppressive iron casket of 'porda' for all my life. I have not been able to mix very well with people – as a matter of fact, I do not even know what is expected of a chairperson. I do not know if one is supposed to laugh, or to cry. When she was asked, in 1926, to chair the Bengal women's educational conference. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/may/28/rokeya-sakhawat-hossain-hero-tahmima-anam

Ben Stiller photo

„I don’t sit around thinking, I’ve been a bumbling suitor all my life.“

—  Ben Stiller actor, Comedian, director, writer 1965
Context: People like to define you through what they’ve seen you do … There are aspects of my personality, I guess, that come through on-screen, but I don’t sit around thinking, I’ve been a bumbling suitor all my life. As quoted in "Born Funny" by Margot Dougherty Reader's Digest (September 2007) http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/ben-stiller-born-funny/article44068.html

Próximo