„Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
„I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„The moment Colin sat down, Hollis asked Hassan, "Would you like to say grace?"
"Sure thing." Hassan cleared his throat. "Bismallah." Then he picked up his fork.
"That's it?" Hollis wondered.
"That's it. We are a terse people. Terse, and also hungry."“
— John Green (author) American author and vlogger 1977
Hollis Wells and Hassan Harbish, p. 62
„The children face problems such as violence, abuse, suicide etc. that medicine can not heal. It will never help these children psychologically and be his support...? Even when they are in difficulty, in principle they do not speak with adults, or confide about their true intentions. However, expect some serious messages from adults. I will continue to send messages through manga. Children avoid them what force or what they want to impose anything. That is why I will continue to look for those things that [... ] inspire their hearts.“
— Osamu Tezuka Japanese cartoonist and animator 1928 - 1989
From the intervention to the fifteenth national conference on school health and safety in schools , 1987; quoted in AA.VV., Osamu Tezuka: A Manga Biography , vol. 2, translated by Marta Fogato, Coconino Press, Bologna, 2001, p. 79.
„When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.“
— Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991
TIME (18 July 1983)
„Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.“
— Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
„I've always been an ironic dreamer, unfaithful to my inner promises.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I've always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
— The Notorious B.I.G. American rapper 1972 - 1997
„Every moment there are a million miracles happening around you: a flower blossoming, a bird tweeting, a bee humming, a raindrop falling, a snowflake wafting along the clear evening air. There is magic everywhere. If you learn how to live it, life is nothing short of a daily miracle.“
— Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009