„All that stuff with the tabloids is a kind of luxury tax I pay for all the good things I do in my life.“
The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/3620967/Love-that-goes-with-the-flow.html (2004-06-19)
„I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Fonte: Tuesdays with Morrie
„I'm not as klutzy as I used to be… I've had visual therapy and all kinds of things to help, but I still wrap my purse around chair legs when I stand up to leave. I do ridiculous things on camera because I do them in my life all the time.“
— Shelley Long actress 1949
Quoted in "Funny Ladies: The Best Humor from America's Funniest Women", p. 7 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KOVGUVYj2XUC&pg=PA7&dq=%22I'm+not+as+klutzy+as+I+used+to+be%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Jfz6Tt78KpSm8gPfwpXeCA&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22I'm%20not%20as%20klutzy%20as%20I%20used%20to%20be%22&f=false
— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
— Laurell K. Hamilton, livro Skin Trade
Fonte: Skin Trade
„Whenever I face a hard decision or a risky situation in life (personally or professionally), all my thinking, all my analysis, all my planning can be boiled down to four simple questions:
1. What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?
2. What is the worst thing that can happen if I do this?
3. What is the best thing that can happen if I don't do it?
4. What is the worst thing that can happen if I don't do it?“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Fonte: Take The Risk (2008), p. 21
„I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
"1941", p. 336
A Writer's Notebook (1946)
„When Piedmont died, I had to pay him back for my life. I found out there's another debt to pay — for the privilege of being alive. I thought Sophie was my reward for trying to live a good life. Uh uh. There is no payoff — not now.“
— Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950
The Razor's Edge (1984)
„Bill Manders: I, too, am pro life but I'm also pro choice, do you understand what I say when I mean that.
Sharron Angle: I'm pro responsible choice. There is choice to abstain, choice to do contraception. There are all kinds of good choices.
Bill Manders: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?
Sharron Angle: Not in my book.
Bill Manders: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?
Sharron Angle: You know, I'm a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.“
— Sharron Angle Former member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2007 1949
interview with talk radio host Bill Manders, January 2010
Sharron Angle Opposes Abortion Even With Rape, Incest: 'God Has A Plan'
The Huffington Post
„Performing, for me, is like oxygen. Performing, for me, is like the only thing that is a constant in my life, because you're in all different places doing all different things, but when I get up on stage, that's where I know exactly what to do, that's where I own it.“
— Skye Sweetnam Canadian singer-songwriter 1988
„I am still convinced that the American people, since 1932, continue to insist on two requisites of private enterprise, and the relationship of Government to it. The first is complete honesty at the top in looking after the use of other people's money, and in apportioning and paying individual and corporate taxes according to ability to pay. The second is sincere respect for the need of all at the bottom to get work — and through work to get a really fair share of the good things of life, and a chance to save and rise.“
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1930s, Fireside Chat in the night before signing the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)
„I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.“
— Ernest Hemingway, livro Green Hills of Africa
Part I, Ch. 1
Green Hills of Africa (1935)
„For now, I just want things all safe and familiar. My life may not be perfect, but it is what I have known.“
— Ann M. Martin, A Corner of the Universe
Fonte: A Corner of the Universe
„Please, know that for as long as I live I will be haunted with the sorrow for what I did and when I die I will have counted it more mercy than I deserved to have lived the life I did. Until that day, I want you to also know, I will spend my life trying to do things that will touch the world in a good way, to give back for all I took from you. That’s the only thing I can offer with my hands and my heart. It’s simply all I have.“
— Sean Sellers American murderer 1969 - 1999
The Confession of My Crimes
— André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966
Variante: All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Fonte: Mad Love
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
Fonte: My Sister's Keeper