— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
„Wherever life can grow, it will.
It will sprout out,
and do the best it can.“
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
„Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
"I want to be a soldier. A hero."
"You'll grow out of it.“
— Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon
Context: “Heed the lesson there, son.” “What lesson?” “Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don’t notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly.” “I want to be a soldier. A hero.” “You’ll grow out of it.” Prologue (p. 5)
— Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017
Chapter 7 (p. 203)
„I'm not sure anyone's life turns out exactly the way they imagine. All we can do is to try to make the best of it. Even when it seems impossible.“
— Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
Alex Wheatley, Chapter 25, p. 208
„When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998
In a 1965 interview with Walter Cronkite, as quoted in "Just A Couple Of Legends" CBS News.com (20 May 1998) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/05/20/entertainment/main9899.shtml
— Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974
— Tite Kubo Japanese manga artist 1977
„I do not believe that friendship today can flower out — can come out — of political life. I do believe that if there is something like a political life to be — to remain for us, in this world of technology — then it begins with friendship.“
— Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002
Context: I do not believe that friendship today can flower out — can come out — of political life. I do believe that if there is something like a political life to be — to remain for us, in this world of technology — then it begins with friendship. Therefore my task is to cultivate disciplined, self-denying, careful, tasteful friendships. Mutual friendships always. I-and-you and, I hope, a third one, out of which perhaps community can grow. Because perhaps here we can find what the good is.
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
As quoted in Infidels and Heretics : An Agnostic's Anthology (1929) edited by Clarence Darrow and Wallace Rice, p. 206