„That’s one of the things I love about being single, everybody always goes ‘Oh, you’re single what a tragedy.’ And I go ‘Well, yeah, from about ten to two each evening it is a tragedy but that times a tragedy for most married people as well.’ One of the great advantages of being single is you can still pick up hitch hikers, if you are married you don’t want to get, you know, slit or anything, cause you have a family to support. If you single and you die it doesn’t really matter so you are free to do what you really want to do. I love that!“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
In Concert, Lufkin, Texas http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/lufkin-texas-jul1997-full.html (July 19, 1997)
„When you open a door for others to have an opinion on your relationship, it can be dangerous. Find what you need, not what everyone else wants for you. Women have been taught that in order to have a place in the world, an identity, they must marry and have children. If that's the life you truly want, great. But for many women, marriage is only about needing the world to know that someone desires them enough to say, "Here's a contract to prove that I love you and will commit to you for the rest of my life."“
— Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966
O interview (2003), For these women, no contract equals no validation — and, thus, no reason for existing.
„That's what I want to do with my life. I would love to be a photographer, I want to come to London to study. I hear there are some great schools here so I would love to do that.“
— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
TV Guide http://www.tvguide.com/News/Miley-Cyrus-Leibovitz-1000409.aspx (December 2, 2008)
„Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1980s, A comment he made in persuading John Sculley to become Apple's CEO, as quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987) by John Sculley and John A. Byrne
„Once you're truly happy with yourself alone, that's when you are safe to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with.“
— Tyler Perry American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter 1966
„Everybody thinks they'll never get married at your age. So did Jack, he told me. You think you can go on all your life being single, I remember he said, but you suddenly find out that you can't.“
— Alan Sillitoe, livro Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958; repr. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959), p. 144.
„It's going to give you nightmares for the rest of your wasted life."
Oh, my God, I was so badass. It was all I could do not to give a“
— James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
— Harpo Marx American comedian 1888 - 1964
About, book, Harpo Speaks