„What the media are telling you to be afraid of are the wrong things…“
Interview with filmmaker Michael Moore, Rolling Stone (January 2003)
Contexto: What the media are telling you to be afraid of are the wrong things... Fear is a necessary ingredient of our survival instincts.
— Peter Beattie 36th Premier of Queensland 1952
As quoted in "Beattie an unashamed 'media tart'" in AM Archive (11 May 2000) http://www.abc.net.au/am/stories/s125625.htm
— Erich Fried Austrian writer 1921 - 1988
Original German text: "Zweifle nicht an dem der dir sagt er hat Angst, aber hab Angst vor dem der dir sagt, er kennt keinen Zweifel."
from "100 Gedichte ohne Vaterland", pub. 1978.
„There is nothing wrong with crying. Your feelings tell you who are. They tell what is important. Don't ever be ashamed of them.“
— Terry Brooks, livro Armageddon's Children
Fonte: Armageddon's Children
— Nicholas Sparks, livro Safe Haven
Jo, Chapter 25, p. 203
Fonte: 2009, Safe Haven (2010)
„I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm - but that's a lie, and you yourself used to call it that. That way lies stagnation, mediocrity.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
1880s, 1884, Letter to Theo (Nuenen, Oct. 1884)
Contexto: I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm - but that's a lie, and you yourself used to call it that. That way lies stagnation, mediocrity.
Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, You can't do a thing. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of 'you can't' once and for all.
Life itself, too, is forever turning an infinitely vacant, dispiriting blank side towards man on which nothing appears, any more than it does on a blank canvas. But no matter how vacant and vain, how dead life may appear to be, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth, who knows something, will not be put off so easily. He wades in and does something and stays with it, in short, he violates, "defiles" - they say. Let them talk, those cold theologians.
„The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.“
— Charles Eames American designer, half of duo the Eames 1907 - 1978
— Raymond Chandler, livro Pearls are a Nuisance
Fonte: Pearls are a Nuisance
— Louise Penny, livro The Brutal Telling
Fonte: The Brutal Telling
„We need not be afraid to touch, to feel, to show emotion. The easiest thing in the world is to be what you are, what you feel. The hardest thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.“
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998