„Honestly, I spend very little time thinking about past events, and I certainly don't have them ranked in any way. I look back and think that I have done a lot of good work over the years, but I am much more excited about what the future holds.“
— John D. Carmack American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman 1970
When asked about the highlight of his career, Quoted in "John Carmack Interview, January 2006" http://archive.videogamesdaily.com/features/id_johncarmack_interview_jan05.asp Video Games Daily (2006-01-03)
„Learn to use time, think of it as a friend, not an enemy. Don't waste it in going after things you don't want.“
— Michael Korda British writer 1933
Power : How To Get It, How To Use It (1976)
„Suffering makes you live time in detail, moment after moment. Which is to say that it exists for you: over the others, the ones who don't suffer, time flows, so that they don't live in time, in fact they never have.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Power of Now: Don't regret over the past because it's over. Don’t worry about the future because it is not here yet. Smile at the present movement, because this is real. Your excellent future depends on your present right actions.“
— Thich Nhat Tu Vietnamese philosopher 1969
Inner Freedom: A Spiritual Journey for Prison Inmates (2008)
„I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
Contexto: I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
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— Nicholas Sparks, livro The Last Song
Fonte: The Last Song
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„"Describe worrying," he went on.
"Pretend I'm someone who has never worried. I'm mystified. It don't get it. Tell me how to worry."
"Well… I guess the first step is to envision a sequence of events as they might play out in the future."
"But I do that all the time. And yet I don't worry."
"It is a sequence of events with a bad end."
"So, you're worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?"“
— Neal Stephenson, livro Anathem
Orolo and Erasmas, Part 4, "Anathem"
„In these times I don't, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don't want what I know and want what I don't know.“
— Marsilio Ficino Italian philosopher 1433 - 1499
Fonte: The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3
„I don't believe the good times are over.
I don't believe the thrill is all gone.
Real love is a man's salvation;
The weak ones fall, the strong carry on.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Straight Into Darkness
Lyrics, Long After Dark (1982)
„I don't take off my helmet a lot of the time - that's one of the really good things about riding a bike. I can go all over the place and no one knows who I am.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
Fonte: [2002-06-13, http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-920254-details/A+brighter+life+for+Hugh+Laurie/article.do;jsessionid=KnM3FNTSkpv0R3P22WrQBPZQ00jxPTkDtG2htfqq0LvwTtnLx4by!-81402767, A brighter life for Hugh Laurie, thisislondon.co.uk from the Evening Standard, 2006-08-21]
„Don't beat yourself up over what you could have or should have done. The past is gone. Move on to the future.“
— Richelle Mead, Blood Promise
Fonte: Blood Promise
„Sometimes I don't know what takes me over during a game. Sometimes I just feel I have moved to a different place and I can make the pass, score the goal or go past my marker at will.“
— Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972
Interview, June 2000 http://soccernet.espn.go.com/euro2000/news/20000702finalpreview.html.
„All the time, I'm afraid the thing that happened that made it all right for my mother to kill my sister could happen again. I don't know what it is, I don't know who it is, but maybe there is something else terrible enough to make her do it again. I need to know what that thing might be, but I don't want to. Whatever it is, it comes from outside this house, outside the yard, and it can come right on in the yard if it wants to. So I never leave this house and I watch over the yard, so it can't happen again and my mother won't have to kill me too.“
— Toni Morrison, livro Beloved
Fonte: Beloved (1987), Ch. 21
„The fact is I give people what they need and deserve to hear - exactly what they don't get from politicians - and that is The Truth. Our country is a mess right now and we don't have time to pretend otherwise. We don't have time to waste on being politically correct.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Fonte: 2010s, 2015, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again (2015), p. 8