„You need to love this with your heart and soul. You need to breathe music. My best advice — perform as much as you can. With every mistake, progress.“
— Keshia Chante Canadian actor and musician 1988
Interview with Shelia M. Goss, "Women In Music" at BellaOnline (2009) http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44926.asp
„My soul would sing of metamorphoses.
But since, o gods, you were the source of these
bodies becoming other bodies, breathe
your breath into my book of changes: may
the song I sing be seamless as its way
weaves from the world's beginning to our day.“
— Ovid, Metamorfoses
„Be unhoused, O my soul!
Only the Infinite be your goal.
Leave those myriad forms behind,
Leave the million names that bind.
A flash will pierce your heart and mind,
And unhouse you, O my soul!“
— Kuvempu Kannada novelist, poet, playwright, critic, and thinker 1904 - 1994
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
„All through your life your soul takes care of you… your soul is alive and awakened, gathering, sheltering and guiding your ways and days in the world. In effect, your soul is your secret shelter.“
— John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008
Fonte: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
— Henrik Ibsen Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet 1828 - 1906
As quoted in The Ibsen Calendar : A Quotation from the Works of Henrik Ibsen for Every Day (1913) by C. A. Arfwedson
Contexto: The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. The great secret of action and victory is to be capable of living your life without ideals. Such is the sum of the whole world's wisdom.
— Oscar Wilde, livro The Canterville Ghost
Fonte: The Canterville Ghost
„Live with that faith that your body and your soul do not belong to you. Then God will share the suffering that comes to you. Place your trust in God all the time; in every moment say, “O God, this is Your property, Your duty.” One who was born as a man and has lived as a man will exist in this state. For whatever happens he will say with contentment and gratitude, “All praise belongs to God, al-hamdu lillah.” For what might come in the next moment, he will say, “It is Your responsibility, O Allah, tawakkul-‘alallah,” and praise Him.“
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
„The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you're willing to work.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„O, lonely tomb in Moab's land,
O, dark Bethpeor's hill,
Speak to these curious hearts of ours,
And teach them to be still!
God hath His mysteries of grace —
Ways that we cannot tell;
He hides them deep, like the secret sleep,
Of him He loved so well.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 280.
„Then, in an ecstasy of love,
you will repeat the Name of Hu constantly,
devoting every breath of your life
in contemplation of him.
Only when your soul merges
in the essence of the Lord,will you deserve the name Bahu.“
— Sultan Bahu Punjabi poet 1630 - 1691
Raj Kumar: Encyclopaedia of Untouchables Ancient, Medieval and Modern, p. 187 https://books.google.com.pk/books?id=e8o5HyC0-FUC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
Kashf ul Asrār, Stanza
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Contexto: There is no worse sickness for the soul,
O you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.
The heart and eyes must bleed a lot
before self-complacency falls away.
„The greying east brightened, metamorphosed to pink, then red, and then the giant ball of fire rose out of the blackened hills. Across the desolation lay a supreme indifference, the casualness of night and another day, and yet the secret intimacy of those hills, their silent consoling wonder, made death a thing of no great importance. You could die, but the desert would hide the secret of your death, it would remain after you, to cover your memory with ageless wind and heat and cold.“
— John Fante, livro Ask the Dust
Ask the Dust (1939)
„Is it a gun, is it a knife?
Is it a wallet, this is your life?
It ain't no secret,
It ain't no secret,
No secret my friend.
You can get killed just for living
In your American skin.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, High Hopes (2014)
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1737) : To whom thy secret thou dost tell, to him thy freedom thou dost sell.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
„Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Attributed in Swami Vivekananda: The Charm of His Personality and Message by Swami Atmashraddhananda https://books.google.ca/books?id=Pwk7CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT234&lpg=PT234&dq=shake+off+the+delusion+that+you+are+sheep+vivekananda&source=bl&ots=CTkWW7sBV8&sig=g_L6z3fwVO6qBDIvfqP1sq7pPFk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIvvTTqo_OAhXB1IMKHaErBP8Q6AEILDAD#v=onepage&q=shake%20off%20the%20delusion%20that%20you%20are%20sheep%20vivekananda&f=false
„How do you know, poor fool? Perhaps out there, somewhere, someone is sighing for your absence'; and with this thought, my soul begins to breathe.“
— Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374
Fonte: Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta