— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
— U.G. Krishnamurti, Mind is a Myth
Context: Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow. It is like lightning and thunder. They occur simultaneously, but sound, travelling slower than light, reaches you later, creating the illusion of two separate events. Ch. 3: Not Knowing Is Your Natural State
— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“
— Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women
Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.
„I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
— Chris Brown American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor , and painter 1989
„The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
Attributed without citation in Ken Robinson, The Element (2009), p. 260. Widely attributed to Michelangelo since the late 1990s, this adage has not been found before 1980 when it appeared without attribution in E. C. McKenzie, Mac's giant book of quips & quotes.