— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
„You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
Quoting her mother's statement after her son's birth, in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
Context: I don't think any of us can do much about the rapid growth of new technology. A new technology helps to fuel the economy, and any discussion of slowing its growth has to take account of economic consequences. However, it is possible for us to learn how to control our own uses of technology. The "forum" that I think is best suited for this is our educational system. If students get a sound education in the history, social effects and psychological biases of technology, they may grow to be adults who use technology rather than be used by it. "Neil Postman Ponders High Tech" at Online Newshour : Online Forum (17 January 1996) http://www.promotesigns.com/postman_1-17.html, also slightly paraphrased in Theology of TV : The Impact of TV (2010) by Christian Mogler, p. 24, as "While we can ́t do much about the rapid growth of new technology, it is possible for us to learn how to control our own uses of technology."
„I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„In retrospect I must say that being a manager or being a priest I don't really know if there's that much of a difference, right, it's all about guiding lost souls.“
— Corinna Cortes computer scientist
At Women Techmakers Summit: NY - My Personal Story, and My Work at Google Research with Corinna Cortes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVIIib1OON4 6:13. Reflecting on her own educational background.
„They used to have clauses and contracts where you can't get bad publicity or you'd get fired. But now bad publicity is good publicity. I just keep working and don't think about it much.“
— Liza Minnelli American actress and singer 1946
October 6, 2007 St. Petersburg Times by Shannon Breen.
— Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
„Everyone, including I, is certain
that "that thing" they're searching for
is in the future.
But how many people have realized
that "that" is actually in the past?
I can't even guess.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
„I think people don't expect a lot from me. I'm trying to think at what age I noticed it was more about how I looked and less about what I do, but to me that was never the interesting part about me. I had nothing to do with my looks.“
— Katherine Heigl American actress and film producer 1978
„What people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.“
— Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor