— Yukteswar Giri Indian yogi and guru 1855 - 1936
„Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you.“
— Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974
Context: Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.
„I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are.“
— Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926
Context: I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands. As quoted in "Life of Eugene V. Debs" by Stephen Marion Reynolds, in Debs : His Life, Writings and Speeches (1908) edited by Bruce Rogers and Stephen Marion Reynolds, p. 71
„Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face? Anywhere else and you're in dead trouble!“
— Ken Dodd English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor 1927
Quoted in Manchester Evening News, http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/comedy/s/234/234894_dodds_bolton_bonus.htmlDodd's Bolton bonus, Natalie Anglesey. (2008-04-28)
„I'm telling you about a child in trouble. If it's pity, we'll get some money. I'm giving you the facts. Pity. You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair; stay in your house.“
— Jerry Lewis American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director 1926 - 2017
CBS Sunday Morning, 20 May 2001. Lewis later apologized for the remark, Associated Press, 2 June 2001 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=20010602&id=MghRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AOwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6433,316667&hl=en.
— Charlaine Harris American writer 1951
„Honor is only a label they use for what they want you to do. Chernon. They want you to stay, so they call staying honorable.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929
Chapter 14 (p. 149)
„If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.“
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
„Throw my ticket out the window,
Throw my suitcase out there too,
Throw my troubles out the door, I don't need them anymore,
'Cause tonight I'll be staying here with you.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
„There is only one purpose in hand-to-hand combat, and that is to kill. Never face an enemy with the idea of knocking him out. The chances are extremely good that he will kill you.“
— William Powell (author) author of The Anarchist Cookbook 1949
Chapter Three: "Natural, Nonlethal, and Lethal Weapons", p. 79.
„If you ever find you need help again, you know, if you're in trouble, need a hand out of a corner..."
"Please don't hesitate to get lost.“
— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe