„Sometimes it feels like God backs away from you when you hit hard times, but that’s not true. (see Psalm 34:18)“
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 35
„Especially every time you'd get out of the hotel, everybody would say, 'Hey, when are you going to hit it?' I'm just happy that everything is done so now I can go be myself and have fun.“
— Manny Ramirez Dominican-American baseball player 1972
Attributed, In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history"
„You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1980s, Interview with Inc. Magazine for its "The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award" (1 April 1989) http://www.inc.com/magazine/19890401/5602.html
„Accomplishment is something you cannot buy. If you have a chance and don’t make the most of it, you are wasting your time on this earth. It is not what you do in baseball or sports, but how hard you try. Win or lose, I try my best“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Other, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>, Context: I am a very proud person. Baseball has helped send my brothers and nephews to school. But more than that, baseball has become my whole life. Accomplishment is something you cannot buy. If you have a chance and don’t make the most of it, you are wasting your time on this earth. It is not what you do in baseball or sports, but how hard you try. Win or lose, I try my best. Clemente's oft-cited "wasting your time on this earth" admonition, but in a context quite distinct from that of its ubiquitous counterpart (which is likewise contained in this speech—see below); from the opening of his Tris Speaker Memorial Award acceptance speech, delivered on January 29, 1971; as quoted in "800 Turn Out for Baseball Dinner" by Joe Heiling (The Houston Post, January 30, 1971, p. 1-B) and "Post Time: Clemente's Catch Proves Point" by Houston Post sports editor Clark Nealon (The Houston Post, June 18, 1971, p. 5-D).
„There are things you can replace, and others you cannot. The time has come to weigh those things, this space is getting hot.“
— Robert Hunter American musician 1941
Go to Heaven (1980), "Althea"
„The interesting part about making these films is that it’s half directing, and half really being a leader, because you have such little time to shoot such a big concept. It’s really like a war against time, and your crew is your platoon. You’re going as hard and as fast as you can to try to get everything on screen.“
— Griff Furst American actor, director and musician 1981
'Ghost Shark' director Griff Furst is ready to ride 'Sharknado' Twitter wave http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2013/08/ghost_shark_director_griff_fur.html (August 20, 2013)
„The only way to determine if you are being vampirized is to weigh what you give the person compared to what they give you in return. You may, at times, become annoyed with the obligations put upon you by a loved one, a close friend, or even an employer. But before you label them psychic vampires, you must ask yourself, "What am I getting in return?" If your spouse or lover insists that you call them frequently, but you also require them to account to you for their time spent away from you, you must realize this is a give and take situation. Or, if a friend is in the habit of calling upon you for help at inopportune moments, but you similarly depend upon them to give your immediate needs priority, you must regard it as a fair exchange. If your employer asks you to do a little more than is normally expected of you in your particular position, but will overlook occasional tardiness or will give you time off when you need it, you certainly have no cause for complaint and need not feel he is taking advantage of you.“
— Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible
The Satanic Bible (1969)
„Where do you go when hard times hit? Most of the time, our tendency is to enter our internal cave…we naturally shut down, withdraw from it all, and try to figure things out on our own, reemerging from life when we have some sense of centeredness.“
— John Townsend Canadian clinical psychologist and author 1952
Where Is God (2009, Thomas Nelson publishers)
„Now Everybody has some secret goals in life… Sometimes you can get what you want and what you need at the sames time.“
— Robert Fulghum, book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„Get it straight. Your boy you lose. Love you lose. Honor has been gone for a long time. Duty you do.
Sure and what's your duty? What I said I'd do. And all the other things you said you'd do?“
— Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream
Islands in the Stream (1970), Pt. 2: Cuba (a few paragraphs from the end). The 'boy' is Thomas Hudson's last surviving son, Tom, a fighter pilot who was killed in action.
„And now I know it's hard when you don't know what to think
And every single smile is a foil and you're waking up
You might try but you won't get by until you're crucified for all the things you try to do
Well I don't care if you sink or swim
And I don't care how you hold it in
As long as you don't bother me with all the things I don't bother you with
And 9 times out of 10 you might be right
But what about that time you know you're wrong?
You sing that same song
And everybody smiles but they'll never get along“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"We Are The Few" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/06/