„The message of the summoned life is that you don’t need to panic if you don’t yet know what you want to do with your life. But you probably want to throw yourselves into circumstances where the summons will come.“

[David, Brooks, http://graduationwisdom.com/speeches/0088-brooks.htm, Commencement Address, May 14, 2011]
2010s

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
David Brooks photo
David Brooks17
American journalist, commentator and editor 1961

Citações relacionadas

Mitch Albom photo

„If you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Variante: Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward.
Fonte: Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom photo
Les Brown photo
Lady Gaga photo

„No matter what you do in your life, don’t you ever let anybody take your creative people away from you.“

—  Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986

Contexto: Grace Jones said this to me when I met her. I washed her feet, and I looked up at her and she said, "No matter what you do in your life, don’t you ever let anybody take your creative people away from you." And what my creative friends always remind me of is they say, "Only value the opinion of those that you respect. And anyone that you don’t respect, pay no mind to their opinion about you or anything else." And that’s how I live my life. If I worried about everything that everyone said, I would not be a good artist.

Marsden Hartley photo

„I don’t want to escape via intellectual ruses – I want affirmations via passionate embraces & you can’t have life unless you live it.“

—  Marsden Hartley American artist 1877 - 1943

letter to Adelaide Kuntz, November 6, 1935; as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott, Abbeville Publishers, Cross River Press, 1988, New York p. 169
1931 - 1943

Peter Hitchens photo
Haruki Murakami photo
Brandon Sanderson photo
Atul Gawande photo

„You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them.“

—  Atul Gawande, livro Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Fonte: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Walter Bagehot photo
Steve Jobs photo

„Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

A comment he made in persuading John Sculley to become Apple's CEO, as quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987) by John Sculley and John A. Byrne
1980s

Greg Behrendt photo
Tobin Bell photo
Kobe Bryant photo
Joanna Trollope photo

„For all that somebody gets dumped every nanosecond in the world, you don’t want to be lumped in with everybody else – you want it to be expressed as poignantly and vividly as you feel it yourself…A cliche is only a cliche if it’s happening in someone else’s life.“

—  Joanna Trollope British writer 1943

On how people react to her characters in “Joanna Trollope on families, fiction and feminism: ‘Society still expects women to do all the caring’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/02/joanna-trollope-on-families-fiction-and-feminism-society-still-expects-women-to-do-all-the-caring in The Guardian (2020 Mar 2)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“