„I think that by staying out of shape at the age of 33 I'm doing myself a huge favor for my future. There will never be anyone commenting on how I've 'let myself go.' I've gone. It's gone. It's not going, it's GONE.“
— Janeane Garofalo comedian, actress, political activist, writer 1964
Feel This Book, co-authored with Ben Stiller
„Your own nature will triumph. We are all born with our natures... And I think back over my life and I realize that my own nature -the core me- essentially hasn't changed over all these years. When I wake up in the morning, for those first few moments before I remember where I am or when I am, I still feel the same way I did when I woke up at the age of five.“
— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
— Patrick Rothfuss American fantasy writer 1973
Chapter 62, “Leaves” (p. 465)
— Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven
„Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
I hear their gentle voices calling "Old Black Joe."“
— Stephen Foster American songwriter 1826 - 1864
Old Black Joe, Firth, Pond & Co. (1860).
„When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
"The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue."
And I am two-and-twenty
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.“
— A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936
No. 13, st. 2.
„I have found in my experience in government that I could ignore neither the age-old nor the brand-new dimensions of world politics.“
— Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Chapter 1, Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?, p. 2.
„I think we have been the most Conservative. I think that myself, and my friend Mr. Bright, and many I see about me, who have voted for twenty years for what have been considered revolutionary measures, have been the great Conservatives of our own age.“
— Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865
Speech in Rochdale (26 June 1861), quoted in John Bright and J. E. Thorold Rogers (eds.), Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden, M.P. Volume II (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908), p. 437.
„I have climbed mountain Iwato of Higo in Kyushu to pay homage to heaven, pray to Kwannon, and kneel before Buddha. I am a warrior of Harima province, Shinmen Musashi No Kami Fujiwara No Genshin, age sixty years.
From youth my heart has been inclined toward the Way of strategy. My first duel was when I was thirteen, I struck down a strategist of the Shinto school, one Arima Kihei. When I was sixteen I struck down an able strategist Tadashima Akiyama. When I was twenty-one I went up to the capital and met all manner of strategists, never once failing to win in many contests.“
— Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1585 - 1645
„When the tempest rages,
In the Rock of Ages
I will safely hide;
Though the earth be shaking,
And all hearts be quaking,
Christ is at my side.“
— Johann Franck
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 101.
„It is not night when I do see your face,
Therefore I think I am not in the night;
Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company,
For you in my respect are all the world:
Then how can it be said I am alone,
When all the world is here to look on me?“
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream