„I am Luis Pie and I am here to make my own path. To fight in my own way.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
„In television or a movie I bring my own ego and consequently can mess up. In the theatre I learnt very quickly to shut up and listen. Now I am able to get out of my own way.“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
Neil Norman (May 1, 2003) "Back from the brink: Fame almost destroyed Friends star Matthew Perry. Now, as he makes his West End stage debut, he tells Neil Norman how he beat his addictions", Evening Standard, Associated Newspapers Company, p. 20.
„In my journeys I refused to follow those paths, feeling that they were not safe or dependable and fearing that they might cloud my own view or make me lose my way.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Context: Others have provided maps for the psyche, but I've never trusted them. Those maps carried the marks of too many name-places in this reality. When you travel through the psyche, you necessarily journey through your own deepest mind -- and as you travel into inner realities, this means that you move into another kind of atmosphere, as you would if you were travelling in outer space. In the past, others have projected phantoms of their own minds there, then acted as if these were natural signposts. In my journeys I refused to follow those paths, feeling that they were not safe or dependable and fearing that they might cloud my own view or make me lose my way. p. 28-29
„"I would rather err with the majority than in my own way." So thought St Augustine. I am of the reverse opinion.“
— Karlheinz Deschner German writer and activist 1924 - 2014
„I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.“
— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
„A necessity of my reason constrains me to believe the existence of God, because I can in no other way account for my own existence. I am either uncaused, or self-caused, or caused by a cause.“
— Henry Edward Manning English Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal 1808 - 1892
„There is no way I am going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.“
— Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex a member of the British royal family 1984
Regarding his desire to be deployed in the Iraq War. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4248234.stm (2005).
„Mr. President, I am not undertaking to answer the charge that I am ignorant. It is true. I am an ignorant man. I have had no college education. I have not even had a high school education. But the things that takes me far in politics is that I do not have to color what comes into my mind and into my heart. I say it unvarnished. I say it without veneer. I have not the learning to do otherwise, and therefore my ignorance is often not detected.
I know the hearts of the People because I have not colored my own. I know when I am right in my own conscience. I do not talk one way in the cloakroom and another way out here. I do not talk one way back there in the hills of Louisiana and another way here in the Senate.
I have one language. Ignorant as it is, it is the universal language within the sphere in which I operate. Its simplicity gains pardon for my lack of letters and education.
Nonetheless my voice will be the same as it has been. Patronage will not change it. Fear will not change it. Persecution will not change it. It cannot be changed while people suffer. The only way it can be changed is to make the lives of these people decent and respectable. No one will ever hear political opposition out of me when that is done.“
— Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935
Huey Long, U.S. Senate floor speech, March 5, 1935
„No one behind, no one ahead.
The path the ancients cleared has closed.
And the other path, everyone's path,
easy and wide, goes nowhere.
I am alone and find my way.“
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
„I don't care tuppence for what they do in London in the art world. It doesn't matter to me. I don't think of it. All I am concerned with is doing my own thing in my own way.. as well as I can.“
— L. S. Lowry British visual artist 1887 - 1976
Mister Lowry- interview Tyne Tees Television 1968 L. S. Lowry - A Biography by Shelley Rhode Lowry Press 1999 .
„I think that China is maintaining steady growth, it is not decelerating. Europe has found its own transition path and they will transgress through the financial system in an orderly way and it is my expectation. India has had some slow growth. But, I am very optimistic on India“
— Mukesh Ambani Indian business magnate 1957