— Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story
„You can use your idealism to further your aims, if you realize that nothing is Nirvana, nothing is perfect.“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
„Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path and that will make all the difference.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
„There's nothing to gain when there's nothing to be lost.
There's nothing to gain if you stay behind and count the cost.
Make the decision that you can be who you can be,
You can be.
Tasting the fruit come to the Liberty Tree.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
„Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing -- again.“
— Chris Murphy American politician 1973
senator has had enough of 'thoughts' and 'prayers'" http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/02/politics/san-bernardino-chris-murphy-connecticut-tweet/"Connecticut, CNN Politics, 3 December 2015.
„The fact is there is nothing that you can trust; and that is a terrible fact, whether you like it or not. Psychologically, there is nothing in the world that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Context: The fact is there is nothing that you can trust; and that is a terrible fact, whether you like it or not. Psychologically, there is nothing in the world that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing. That is a scientific fact, as well as a psychological fact. Because, your leaders — religious and political — and your books — sacred and profane — have all failed, and you are still confused, in misery, in conflict. So, that is an absolute, undeniable fact. Bombay, Second Public Talk (25 February 1962)
„If you really want to do it nothing and no one is going to stop you, if you don't really want to do it, nothing and no one is going to help you.“
— Dave Sim Canadian cartoonist, creator of Cerebus 1956