„If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro Norwegian Wood
Fonte: Norwegian Wood (1987)
— Paul Sloane British author and puzzle designer 1950
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright (2009)
„Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.“
— Albert Szent-Györgyi Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 1893 - 1986
Attributed to Szent-Györgyi in: IEEE (1985) Bridging the present and the future: IEEE Professional Communication Society conference record, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 16-18, 1985. p. 14.
— James Richardson American poet 1950
Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays (2001)
„Alan, you seem to think we won't like you unless you do things just like everyone else. Have you ever thought we might like you because you're different?“
— Tamora Pierce, livro Alanna: The First Adventure
Fonte: Alanna: The First Adventure
— Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014
As quoted in Funny Ladies (2001), by B. Adler, p. 272
„But Americans are different from everyone else in the world - except the Canadians, and Americans are more different from the Canadians than they often think.“
— William Pfaff American journalist 1928 - 2015
Fonte: Barbarian Sentiments - How The American Century Ends (1989), Chapter 2, The Challenge of Europe, p. 52.
„If you want to. That’s the important thing. For you to do what you want to do. Not what you think anyone else wants or expects you to do.“
— Vonda N. McIntyre, livro Dreamsnake
Fonte: Dreamsnake (1978), Chapter 9 (p. 205)
Oh the secret's safe with me.
There's nowhere else in the world that I could ever be.
And baby don't it feel like I'm all alone?
Who's gonna be there after the last angel has flown
And I've lost my way back home?
I think nobody knows, no.
I said nobody knows.
Nobody cares.It's win or lose, not how you play the game.
And the road to darkness has a way
Of always knowing my name.
But I think nobody knows,
Nobody knows, no no no no.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Nobody Knows, written by Pink and Billy Mann
Song lyrics, I'm Not Dead (2006)
„And I don't pretend to know what you know
now please don't pretend to know what's on my mind
if we already knew everything that everybody knows
we would have nothing to learn tonight
and we would have nothing to show tonight
oh but everybody thinks
that everybody knows
about everybody else
anything about themselves
cause they're all worried about everybody else.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, On and On (2003)
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
„You nominate yourself to be the one who will courageously do what you think ought to be done, even if everyone is pressing you to do something else.“
— Eric Maisel American writer 1947
Fonte: The Atheist’s Way (2009), p. 65
„Either you think — or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, livro Tender Is the Night
Quoted, Tender is the Night (1934)
Fonte: Tender Is the Night
„I think if you study--if you learn too much of what others have done, you may tend to take the same direction as everybody else.“
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Fonte: It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
„Personally I think the only meaning your life will ever have is whatever your involvement means to someone else. The best strategy I think, if you want your life to mean something, try making someone else’s life meaningful. But if you want your life to mean something five billion years from now, it won’t –no matter what. Sorry. But what matters now still matters now.“
— Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962
Patheos, Anti-theist Answers to Christian Questions http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/2015/11/22/anti-theist-answers-to-christian-questions/ (November 22, 2015)