— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
James predicting a dynasty for the Heat and alluding to multiple NBA championships.
„He looks happy to come on the field, six-nil down. Come on Willian, get on there! Score seven, make your country proud.“
— Steve McManaman, Context: He looks happy to come on the field, six-nil down. Come on Willian, get on there! Score seven, make your country proud. Yeah, they will score again. Germany, won't they? They've got twenty minutes left. If they keep up? Yeah. Look, Marcelo looks as if he can? Can't run anymore. But, Germany will score again if they want. Look at that, I mean? It looks as if Brazil have got nine men on the field; it looks as if it's eleven against nine.
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
„A second floor window opened, and Kyle stuck his head and shoulders out so he could look down at us. “If you two are finished playing Cowboy and Indian out there, some of us would like to get their beauty sleep.”
I looked at Warren. “You heard ‘um Kemo Sabe. Me go to my little wigwam and get ‘um shut-eye.”
“How come you always get to play the Indian?” whined Warren, deadpan.
“Cause she’s the Indian, white boy,” said Kyle.“
— Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed
„If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.
Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.
I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.
I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.
Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.
But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you do it.“
— Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941
— Yehuda Amichai Israeli poet 1924 - 2000
„Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.“
— Richard Branson English business magnate, investor and philanthropist 1950
„Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.“
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Context: One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. … All you need to do is to be curious, receptive, eager for experience. And there's one strange thing: when you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. p. 14
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
„I really like you, Midori. A lot.”
“How much is a lot?”
“Like a spring bear,” I said.
“A spring bear?” Midori looked up again. “What’s that all about? A spring bear.”
“You’re walking through a field all by yourself one day in spring, and this sweet little bear cub with velvet fur and shiny little eyes comes walking along. And he says to you, “Hi, there, little lady. Want to tumble with me?’ So you and the bear cub spend the whole day in each other’s arms, tumbling down this clover-covered hill. Nice, huh?”
“Yeah. Really nice.”
“That’s how much I like you.“
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
„When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962