— Nattawut Saikua Thai politician 1975
As quoted in "Protests Urge Resignation of Leaders in Thailand" in The New York Times (15 March 2010).
— Nattawut Saikua Thai politician 1975
„It is not fit that I should give myself pain, for I have never intentionally given pain even to another.“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
„You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
„Too many hearts have been broken
Failing to trust what they feel.
But trust isn't something that's spoken
And love's never wrong when it's real.“
— Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007
Believe in Me.
— Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World
„The children should never be excluded from what I am doing and should never have the feeling of being part of an audience.“
— Bob Keeshan United States Marine 1927 - 2004
Instructions to director Peter Birch on the format of Captain Kangaroo, as quoted in "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76" in The New York Times (24 January 2004) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/24/arts/bob-keeshan-creator-and-star-of-tv-s-captain-kangaroo-is-dead-at-76.html?pagewanted=all
— Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962
Context: That life is difficult, I have often bitterly realized. I now had further cause for serious reflection. Right up to the present I have never lost the feeling of contradiction that lies behind all knowledge. My life has been miserable and difficult, and yet to others, and sometimes to myself, it has seemed rich and wonderful. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness.
„I feel shame, not for the wrong things I have done, but for the right things that I have failed to do.“
— Marcel Duchamp French painter and sculptor 1887 - 1968
„I have never been disappointed, and I often was in the early days, without feeling at the same time, or a moment later, an undeniable relief.“
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
Context: Yes, I don’t know why, but I have never been disappointed, and I often was in the early days, without feeling at the same time, or a moment later, an undeniable relief.
„I felt I had I worked hard enough and I felt confident I had done the right kind of work and the right amount of work. But when you talk of preparations, the measure of success is whether it works or not. In that area, I failed completely. I did not stay the course. When you hit the right spot, the sweet spot, it feels great and you feel the preparations have been ideal, but I never got there.“
— Viswanathan Anand Indian chess player 1969
— Gottfried Helnwein Austrian photographer and painter 1948
Context: When I started to paint, I painted children because I just felt that I wanted to take their side. What always upset me was how children are getting abused simply because they are physically weaker and not capable of defending themselves – how they get raped, enslaved and killed. I never understood why some people seemed to have fun causing pain to someone smaller. Interview by Brendan Maher http://www.gottfried-helnwein-interview.com/index.html, Start, Ireland, November 24, 2004
„You have no idea how it feels to know that you've cut someone to the quick. I'll never do it again, never, never.“
— Irene Dunne American actress 1898 - 1990
Preofections - Irene Dunne, by Elizabth Wilson; Silver Screen (November 1936) http://www.irenedunnesite.com/press/silver-screen-november-1936/.
— Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918
Context: I have written this book to discharge a debt. For eleven years I was pastor among the working people on the West Side of New York City.... I have never ceased to feel that I owe help to the plain people who were my friends. If this book in some far-off way helps to ease the pressure that bears them down and increases the forces that bear them up, I shall meet the Master of my life with better confidence. p.xv