— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
„You have to treat every day as the last day of your appointment, regardless of how long you are going to serve.“
— Jiang Yi-huah Taiwanese politician 1960
Jiang Yi-huah (2013) cited in " Amid massive anti-nuclear protests, Taiwanese rethink their desired lifestyle http://www.taiwaninsights.com/tag/premier-jiang-yi-huah/" on Taiwan Insights, 14 April 2013
„Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right, by sharing the lessons of Brown versus Board of Education, the lessons you learned right here in Topeka, wherever you go for the rest of your lives.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
Quoted on Yahoo News!, "First lady tells Kansas students to fight bias" (16 May 2014) http://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-tells-kansas-students-fight-bias-021747701.html
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944
„You're forever falling for men on their last nights on furlough. That's about the limit of your commitments, one night, a day, a month.“
— Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981
Context: You're forever falling for men on their last nights on furlough. That's about the limit of your commitments, one night, a day, a month. You prefer lovers to husbands, hotels to homes. You'd rather grieve than live. Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison.
— Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
„Well, if there's no 'war' that begins, but you say 'war begins', no one's going to buy your newspaper the next day because they'll be on to the fact that you don't know what you're talking about.“
— Sam Donaldson American journalist 1934
As quoted in "Respek" http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=m1_FAsefZ6o (18 July 2004), Da Ali G Show.
„One day, you're going to learn something that can't be explained with science. And when that happens, your life's going to change in ways you can't imagine.“
— Nicholas Sparks, True Believer
Doris McClellan, Chapter 3, p. 54
„Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life.
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife.
You don't want to do what your mother has done,
She has done.
This is your life, this new life has begun.
It's your day - a woman's day.
It's your day - a woman's day.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
— Ken Kesey novelist 1935 - 2001
Context: One of these days you're going to have a visitation. You're going to be walking down the street and across the street you're going to look and see God standing over there on the street corner motioning to you, saying, "Come to me, come to me." And you will know it's God, there will be no doubt in your mind — he has slitty little eyes like Buddha, and he's got a long nice beard and blood on his hands. He's got a big Charlton Heston jaw like Moses, he's stacked like Venus, and he has a great jeweled scimitar like Mohammed. And God will tell you to come to him and sing his praises. And he will promise that if you do, all of the muses that ever visited Shakespeare will fly in your ear and out of your mouth like golden pennies. It's the job of the writer in America to say, "Fuck you God, fuck you and the Old Testament that you rode in on, fuck you." The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful.
„I try to write every day. I used to try to write four times a day, minimum of three sentences each time. It doesn't sound like much but it's kinda like the hare and the tortoise. If you try that several times a day you're going to do more than three sentences, one of them is going to catch on. You're going to say "Oh boy!" and then you just write.“
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
Context: I try to write every day. I used to try to write four times a day, minimum of three sentences each time. It doesn't sound like much but it's kinda like the hare and the tortoise. If you try that several times a day you're going to do more than three sentences, one of them is going to catch on. You're going to say "Oh boy!" and then you just write. You fill up the page and the next page. But you have a certain minimum so that at the end of the day, you can say "Hey I wrote four times today, three sentences, a dozen sentences. Each sentence is maybe twenty word long. That's 240 words which is a page of copy, so at least I didn't goof off completely today. I got a page for my efforts and tomorrow it might be easier because I've moved as far as I have".