— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
„Racing, competing, is in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I've been doing it all my life. And it stands up before anything else.“
— Ayrton Senna, Interview at the 1989 Australian Grand Prix, November 1989 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6brLntJE8s
„I've been there, done it all. I'm very clear about my priorities as an entertainer. I want the audience to feel good when they watch me. That's what I'm paid for. Why should I sell anything else?“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49
— Ava Gardner American actress 1922 - 1990
„I call God to witness that all I have written and preached, has been to rescue souls from sin. There can be no turning back. My Lord walked the path of truth and duty, even though it took Him to Calvary. Can I, one of his humble followers, turn back now? To witness to God's truth is more important than life. Joyfully then, will I confirm with my blood all the writings and preachings of truths that I've held. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commit my spirit.“
— Jan Hus Czech linguist, religion writer, theologist, university educator and science writer 1369 - 1415
Dying words before John Hus died singing, being martyred July 6, 1415
„The moment I saw her, a part of me walked out of my body and wrapped itself around her. And there it still remains.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
„All I wanted was a little piece of life, to be married, to have children.... I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life, for that was how I was brought up, and it was what my husband wanted of me. But one can't build little white picket fences to keep the nightmares out.“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
„Music is not a hobby, not even a passion with me; music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.“
— Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982
John Guinn (December 22, 1982) "Rubinstein Was His Music", Detroit Free Press, p. 8D.
„Music is my mother and my father; it is my work and my rest... my blood... my compass... my love...“
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997