„Even If they (children) fall during their play,
the nature, having come
under the spell of their creative sports,
doesn’t know when they again start to play so full of jest.
Believing that they fall unknowingly
the ground, mostly, does not even hurt them.“
„Anxiety is the unwillingness to play even when you know the odds are for you.
Courage is the willingness to play even when you know the odds are against you.“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
"Emotions", p. 36.
— Tite Kubo Japanese manga artist 1977
„If the hunters think we do all things by chants and spells, they may believe so — it does not hurt them.“
— Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943
Context: If the hunters think we do all things by chants and spells, they may believe so — it does not hurt them. I was taught how to read in the old books and how to make the old writings — that was hard and took a long time. My knowledge made me happy — it was like a fire in my heart. Most of all, I liked to hear of the Old Days and the stories of the gods.
„Listen, are we helpless? Are we doomed to do it again and again and again? Have we no choice but to play the Phoenix in an unending sequence of rise and fall?“
— Walter M. Miller, Jr. American fiction writer 1923 - 1996
Context: Listen, are we helpless? Are we doomed to do it again and again and again? Have we no choice but to play the Phoenix in an unending sequence of rise and fall? Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, Rome, the Empires of Charlemagne and the Turk: Ground to dust and plowed with salt. Spain, France, Britain, America — burned into the oblivion of the centuries. And again and again and again. Are we doomed to it, Lord, chained to the pendulum of our own mad clockwork, helpless to halt its swing? This time, it will swing us clean to oblivion, he thought. Ch 25
„White domination is so complete that even American Indian children want to be cowboys. It's as if Jewish children wanted to play Nazis.“
— Ward Churchill Political activist 1947
Fantasies of the Master Race, 1992
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
„most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Context: The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it's often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life, leading me to believe that while I've often overestimated what I could accomplish in a day, I had underestimated what I could do in a year. But most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them. Wilson Lewis, Epilogue, p. 262-263
„The Talisman has been missing for several years or so. And no one knows about it — except Galactic Central and the — what would you call it? — the hierarchy, I suppose, the organization of mystics who takes care of the spiritual setup. And yet, even with no one knowing, the galaxy is beginning to show wear. It's coming apart at the seams. In time to come, it may fall apart. As if the Talisman represented a force that all unknowingly held the races of the galaxy together, exerting its influence even when it remained unseen.“
— Clifford D. Simak American writer, journalist 1904 - 1988
„When you get over an infatuation, to fall for someone ever again seems so inconceivable that you imagine no one, not even a bug, that is not mired in disappointment.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„When it comes to money, most people want to play it safe and feel secure. So passion does not direct them. Fear does.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947