— Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872
— Luise Rainer German-born Austrian and American film actress 1910 - 2014
— Tite Kubo Japanese manga artist 1977
„Students of the Ichi school Way of strategy should train from the start with the sword and long sword in either hand. This is the truth: when you sacrifice your life, you must make fullest use of your weaponry. It is false not to do so, and to die with a weapon yet undrawn.“
— Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1585 - 1645
— Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013
As quoted in The Appraiser's Handbook : A Guide for Doctors (2007) by Nick Lyons, Susanne Caesar, Abayomi McEwen, p. 11.
— Rachel McAdams Canadian actress 1978
Context: You really don’t have a life when you’re working. I always think "oh, I’m gonna see everybody on my days off. I’m gonna read so many books and see so many films" and then three months go by... "Rachel McAdams Interview – Married Life at Collider (6 March 2008) http://www.collider.com/entertainment/article.asp/aid/7200/cid/13/tcid/1
„The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Commonly attributed to Twain in computer contexts and post-2000 inspirational books — the first sentence has also been attributed to Agatha Christie and Sally Berger.
„Why do human beings need to confess? Maybe if you don’t have that secret confession, you don’t have a poem — don’t even have a story. Don’t have a writer.“
— Ted Hughes English poet and children's writer 1930 - 1998
Context: Why do human beings need to confess? Maybe if you don’t have that secret confession, you don’t have a poem — don’t even have a story. Don’t have a writer. If most poetry doesn’t seem to be in any sense confessional, it’s because the strategy of concealment, of obliquity, can be so compulsive that it’s almost entirely successful.