„What have I got to do to make you love me?
What have I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there?What do I do to make you want me?
What have I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
And sorry seems to be the hardest word.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
„If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.“
— Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
To his staffers, as quoted in General of the Army : George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman (1991) by Ed Cray, p. 591
„Relationships teach you what you do and don't want, what you can and can't put up with, what you do and don't deserve.“
— Jaime Pressly American actress, model, producer 1977
„It's like a supply and demand thing. It's like 'Well, this is what they want me to do, this is what they want to hear. So I'll do more of this, cuz this is great... and they love me.' Suddenly people start giving you money as well. So then you've got money and you get used to this lifestyle. And you don't wanna take any risks 'cause they've got you by the balls, and you've got all these little things that you've bought, or you're attached to. And you start spending all this money... And that's how they get ya!“
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
„It's just hard to see a friend hurt this much. Especially when you can't do anything except 'be there.' I just want to make him stop hurting, but I can't. So I just follow him around whenever he wants to show me his world.“
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change what you are doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. “How” is always more important than “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it.“
— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948