— Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
„Translation: The sexiest is when a person can feel happy with one's self.“
Det sexigaste är när en person känner sig nöjd med sig själv.
— Bobbejaan Schoepen musician, performer 1925 - 2010
„One's present personality cannot share all the thoughts of one's older personalities — and yet it has some sense that they exist. This is one reason why we feel that we possess an inner Self — a sort of ever-present person-friend, inside the mind, whom we can always ask for help.“
— Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
„The Self is only one. Do you feel hurt if you blame yourself or scorn yourself for your errors? If you hold the Self there is no second person to scorn you. When you see the world you have lost hold of the Self. On the contrary, hold the Self and the world will not appear.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
„A lot of people, they think, ‘Oh, I’m only going to be happy when I find a special person who is going to make me happy.’ No. In life, you have to be happy with yourself first, number one. When you’re happy with yourself, you have to find another person who is happy with herself so you can share your happiness.“
— Fabio Lanzoni Italian model, actor and author 1961
Fifteen hours with Fabio http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/2015/12/23/fabio/?utm_term=.55d4ac289b9c (December 23, 2015)
— Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.“
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008
не к счастью устремить людей, потому что это тоже идол рынка ― "счастье"! а ко взаимному расположению. Счастлив и зверь, грызущий добычу, а взаимно расположены могут быть только люди! И это ― высшее, что доступно людям! Shulubin, in Cancer Ward (1968) Pt. 2, Ch. 10.