„(…) if you can change yourself you will find that no other change is needed. To change the picture you merely change the film, you do not attack the cinema screen! (…) Clarify your mind, purify your heart, sanctify your life – this is the quickest way to a change of your world.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Fonte: I am That, P.129.
„You don't throw your life away
You get to know
who's watching you
in your body“
— John Frusciante American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer 1970
Lyrics, To Record Only Water for Ten Days (2000)
„The visions you glorify in your mind,
The ideals you enthrone in your heart..
This you will build your life by…
This you will become.“
— James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912
As A Man Thinketh (1902), Visions and Ideals
Contexto: In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. Chance is not. Gifts, powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort; they are thoughts completed, objects accomplished, visions realized.
The Vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart — this you will build your life by, this you will become.
„Everything comes at a price. Everthing in your life. The question you have to ask yourself is, what price are you willing to pay?“
— Paullina Simons, livro The Summer Garden
Fonte: The Summer Garden
„There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.“
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
As quoted in Hope Notes : 52 Meditations to Nudge Your World (2004) by Wayne Willis, p. 11.
— Rick Riordan, livro The Lightning Thief
Fonte: The Lightning Thief
„You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„The moment is your only duty. Your duty at any time in your life is to do what you have to do from moment to moment. What you have to do is what you cannot avoid doing. What you cannot avoid doing is what you do.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
— Alan Bennett, livro The Uncommon Reader
Fonte: The Uncommon Reader
„All your life you had to stand in line
Still you’re standing on your feet.
All your choices made you change your mind
Now your calendar's complete.
Don't wait for answers
Just take your chances
Don't ask me why.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Don't Ask Me Why.
Song lyrics, Glass Houses (1980)
„Even if you don't believe in God, you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.“
— Michael Crichton, livro State of Fear
State of Fear (2004)
Contexto: I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely emerges in another form. Even if you don't believe in God, you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.