„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)
„"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 American science fiction writer 1959
Orolo and Erasmas, Part 4, "Anathem"
„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 popula... 1920 - 1992
Context: 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. Free Inquiry (Spring 1982) <!-- p. 9 -->
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„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
Straight Into Darkness
„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.
„I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining.“
— Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986
Context: I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining. Elsie Mendl was a great friend of mine for many, many years. And I remember the creed by which she lived: Never complain, never explain. Just think of the people you know who are always explaining their mistakes. It merely rubs the whole thing in. You’re reminded again of the mistake. And no one believes the explanation anyway.