„You do not think much of me, do you, Cogburn?
I don't think about you at all when your mouth is closed.“
— Charles Portis, True Grit
Chapter 6, p. 151 : exchange between 'LaBoeuf' and 'Rooster Cogburn'
„A debut movie is something that you envision for many, many years. If you really want to make a movie, you constantly think about this first movie, so when you make it, you want to have everything in it.“
— Christoffer Boe Danish filmmaker 1974
Quoted in Fade to Black: Christoffer Boe http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mag/video_fade_black_31/, interview with Darroch Greer, Millimeter (September 1, 2004)
— Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
„Your photograph is all I have: it is with me from the morning when I wake up with a frantic half dream about you to the last moment when I think of you and of death at night.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
„But if you think that life can be prolonged by the breath of mortal fame, yet when the slow time robs you of this too, then there awaits you but a second death.“
— Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480
Poem VII, lines 23-26; translation by W. V. Cooper
„And when I'm lying in my bed, I think about life and I think about death.
And neither one particularly appeals to me.“
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From the song "Nowhere Fast"
„I think that we do not deserve life, I think that religions have been and continue to be instruments of domination and death.“
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
Interview to the newspaper "O Globo", 2009.
„When I have to think about it, I know the picture is wrong. And sizing is a form of thinking and coloring is too. My instinct about painting says, 'If you don’t think about it, it's right'. As soon as you have to decide and choose, it's wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets. Some people, they paint abstract, so they sit there thinking about it because their thinking makes them feel they're doing something. But my thinking never makes me feel I'm doing anything.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
„Then there is this idea that the world owes you a living. Here is a little thought about that. It isn't particularly logical but it makes my point. You were paid when you were born, with the privilege of living. Death is all that is coming to you. Life came to you when you were born.“
— John Sloan American painter 1871 - 1951
Ibid., p. 27.
— Далай-лама XIV spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
The earliest known example of this quote comes from a January 1993 article in Time magazine, where it is associated with British businesswoman Anita Roddick:: "Even Body Shop trucks are employed as rolling billboards for pithy slogans. Roddick's current favorite, taken from the side of one of her company's lorries: IF YOU THINK YOU'RE TOO SMALL TO HAVE AN IMPACT, TRY GOING TO BED WITH A MOSQUITO". IN the 21st century, it was cited as an "African proverb".