— Ann Brashares American children's writer 1967
„If I were to give you life, what else could I give you?“
Si yo diera la vida, ¿qué podría darte?
Si yo diera la vida, ¿qué podría darte?
Variante: Si yo te diera la vida, ¿qué podría darte?
„It's going to give you nightmares for the rest of your wasted life."
Oh, my God, I was so badass. It was all I could do not to give a“
— James Patterson American author 1947
Fonte: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
„… I discovered life sometimes has a way of giving you what you need, but not in the form you expect.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Fonte: Sugar Daddy
„I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke, livro Letters to a Young Poet
Letter One (17 February 1903)
Letters to a Young Poet (1934)
„Trust allows you to give. Giving is abundant. As you give so it shall be given to you. If you give with judgment, limitation and stinginess, that is what you will create in your life - judgment, limitation, and stinginess.“
— Gary Zukav American writer and revivalist 1942
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Fonte: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (1990), p. 59
„I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?“
— Ben Carson, livro Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Fonte: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
„Roark smiled, "Gail, if this boat were sinking, I'd give my life to save you. Not because it's any kind of duty. Only because I like you, for reasons and standards of my own. I could die for you. But I couldn't and wouldn't live for you.“
— Ayn Rand, livro The Fountainhead
Fonte: The Fountainhead
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
„You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Fonte: Wild Geese
— Danielle Steel, livro The Gift
Variante: She didn't want to let go of him, or the baby, but sometimes life made you give up what you loved most.
Fonte: The Gift
„I've always thought there are two ways of getting what you wanted in life. Forcing people to give it to you, or making them want to give it to you.“
— Candace Bushnell, livro The Carrie Diaries
Fonte: The Carrie Diaries
— Bobby Sands Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army 1954 - 1981
Contexto: A guide to me in times of plight
A princess like a star so bright
For life would never have been the same
If I hadn’t of learned what small things came. So forgive me Mum just a little more
For not loving you so much before,
For life and love you gave to me
I give my thanks for eternity.
„If you hear yourself saying “I could never give up ice cream” (or something else), realize that you may just be short on vegucation. There are lots of rich, luscious nondairy ice creams on the market … If you have the necessary information and you're still saying “I could never give up…,” listen to yourself. You're affirming weakness. … You're bigger than that. You can eat plants and save lives. You can give your life exponentially more meaning by living in a way that decreases suffering just because you got up and chose a kind breakfast.“
— Victoria Moran American writer 1950
Fonte: The Good Karma Diet (2015), Ch. 2: The Good Karma Diet
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Extensive research of writings by and about Churchill at the Churchill Centre http://www.winstonchurchill.org fails to indicate that Churchill ever spoke or wrote those words.
Some sites list Norman MacEwen as the originator of the quote.
Variante: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Variante: We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
— William S. Burroughs, livro Junkie
Contexto: When you give up junk, you give up a way of life. I have seen junkies kick and hit the lush and wind up dead in a few years. Suicide is frequent among ex-junkies. Why does a junky quit junk of his own will? You never know the answer to that question. No conscious tabulation of the disadvantages and horrors of junk gives you the emotional drive to kick. The decision to quit junk is a cellular decision, and once you have decided to quit you cannot go back to junk permanently any more than you could stay away from it before.
„… if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of Confidence. Either that or a scented candle.“
— David Nicholls, livro One Day
Variante: You're gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle
Fonte: One Day
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962