— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
„True life can’t ever start, until we offer up our heart.“
Out Seeing The Fields (2007)
Contexto: It has nothing to do with age, it's not our languages, religion, gender, coulour of our skin; It’s a soul within a well, that echoes deep beneath the ego’s shell. True life can’t ever start, until we offer up our heart.
„We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985), Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983)
„A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong.“
— Bell Hooks, livro All About Love: New Visions
Fonte: All About Love: New Visions
„We too, must shatter the mirrors. We must look in to ourselves and root out the distortions until that thing which we know in our hearts is perfect and true, stands before us.“
— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Fonte: The Art of Racing in the Rain
„What I can’t understand is why you can’t see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God?”
During his conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, as quoted in The Telegraph, in . In " Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9102740/Richard-Dawkins-I-cant-be-sure-God-does-not-exist.html"
„We long for unity, but are unwilling to pay the price. But of course, true unity cannot be so easily won. It starts with a change in attitudes - a broadening of our minds, and a broadening of our hearts.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: The Great Need of the Hour (January 20, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia) http://www.reobama.com/SpeechesJan2008.htm
„Phil and I were never political, ever, ever, ever, our parents just told us we were Democrats because everybody in South St. Paul are Democrats. So we went through life just thinking we were Democrats, and would vote that way until our late 30s, when I basically started to Google, ‘What are you?’ I was like, "Oh my gosh, Phil, we’re Republicans."“
— Karin Housley American politician 1964
Minnesotans Phil and Karin Housley make sports and politics mix http://www.startribune.com/minnesotans-phil-and-karin-housley-make-sports-and-politics-mix/425842693/ (June 2, 2017)
„History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own.“
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
Fonte: The Invention of Wings
— George Orwell, livro 1984
„Oh this heart's on fire.
Right from the start it's been burnin' for you.
Oh this heart's on fire.
One thing honey - this heart's true.“
— Bryan Adams Canadian singer-songwriter 1959
Hearts on Fire, Written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Song lyrics, Into the Fire (1987)
— Kay Hooper, If There Be Dragons
Fonte: If There Be Dragons
„It's not the gods
But our own hearts
We need to fear.
The evil starts
Against all odds
Not there but here.“
— Vikram Seth, Arion and the Dolphin
Fonte: Arion and the Dolphin
„The truest worship is a life;
All dreaming we resign;
We lay our offerings at Thy feet, —
Our lives, O God, are Thine!“
— John Weiss United States clergyman and abolitionist 1818 - 1879
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 118.
„Our curse as humans is that we are trapped in time; our curse is that we are forced to interpret life as a series of events — a story — and when we can’t figure out what our particular story is, we feel lost somehow.“
— Douglas Coupland, livro Player One
Player One (2010)
„The thing with your heart's desire is that your heart doesn't even know what it desires until it turns up.“
— Daniel Handler, livro Why We Broke Up
Fonte: Why We Broke Up