„It was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn't think about my life at all.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
„Maybe if I could bear my life as it is for one day, for one hour, for one minute, I could forget my wish to be something else.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
On rediscovering his huge collection of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan posters he had as a teenager Mayer, John (October 4, 2007). "Proof" http://blog.honeyee.com/john/archives/2006/10/04/index.html Honeyee.com. Retrieved September 4, 2007
— Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945
Context: And I love you so The people ask me how How I've lived till now I tell them I don't know.I guess they understand How lonely life has been But life began again The day you took my hand. "And I Love You So"
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
This appears on the opening placard of the film The Equalizer, attributing it to Twain, but there is no evidence that Twain wrote it. A precursor is found in Taylor Hartman's self-help book The Character Code (first published 1991), where it is not attributed to Twain: "The three most significant days in your life are: 1. The day you were born. 2. The day you find out why you were born. 3. The day you discover how to contribute the gift you were born to give" ( Google Books link https://books.google.com/books?id=gIKCxWxNmeMC&pg=PA147&dq=%22day+you+find+out+why%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijrJzc84vLAhUJzGMKHajvADEQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=%22day%20you%20find%20out%20why%22&f=false)
„My life has a mysterious purpose that I don't understand, and day by day, conflict by conflict, I learn by going where I have to go.“
— Dean Koontz, Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
— Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
As quoted in Edison & Ford Quote Book (2003) edited by Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
— Sandra Bullock American actress and producer 1964
Context: I have to fight every single day to live my true life. I don't ever want to come home saying, "I should have spoken my mind. I shouldn't have let someone say something that I didn't feel was right." … [But] I have to remember that there's a balance. I'm in the entertainment business. We're here to entertain people, to make them laugh and forget.
„The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
Context: The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me. I am filled with wonder when I consider the immeasurable contrasts between the two lives which it connects. It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was seven years old. Ch. 4
„I have put my days and dreams out of mind,
Days that are over, dreams that are done.
Though we seek life through, we shall surely find
There is none of them clear to us now, not one.“
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: p>We had stood as the sure stars stand, and moved As the moon moves, loving the world; and seen Grief collapse as a thing disproved, Death consume as a thing unclean. Twain halves of a perfect heart, made fast Soul to soul while the years fell past; Had you loved me once, as you have not loved; Had the chance been with us that has not been.I have put my days and dreams out of mind, Days that are over, dreams that are done. Though we seek life through, we shall surely find There is none of them clear to us now, not one.</p