„People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.“
— Octavia E. Butler American science fiction writer 1947 - 2006
„Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me.“
— Salman Rushdie, livro Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children (1981)
Contexto: Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I've gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each "I", everyone of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you'll have to swallow a world.
„It is so hard to get things done in this world. You try and too often it doesn't work. But you have to continue. And you never give up. “
— Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997
„You make me wanna give you everything
I been watchin' you
Show me 'round your world
Whatcha' do whatcha' do“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
"Give You Everything"
Song lyrics, Pretty Mess (2009)
„I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell.“
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
Comments to James H. Wilson (22 October 1864), as quoted in Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, etc Vol. 2 (1912) by James Harrison Wilson, p. 17.
Contexto: I am a damned sight smarter man than Grant. I know more about military history, strategy, and grand tactics than he does. I know more about supply, administration, and everything else than he does. I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell. … I am more nervous than he is. I am more likely to change my orders or to countermarch my command than he is. He uses such information as he has according to his best judgment; he issues his orders and does his level best to carry them out without much reference to what is going on about him and, so far, experience seems to have fully justified him.
„Where are the words that will light the way? What is humanity in the world, and what is the world?
Everything is within me, and there are no judges, and there are no boundaries and no limits to me.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
The Inferno (1917), Ch. XIV
Contexto: Where are the words that will light the way? What is humanity in the world, and what is the world?
Everything is within me, and there are no judges, and there are no boundaries and no limits to me. The de profundis, the effort not to die, the fall of desire with its soaring cry, all this has not stopped. It is part of the immense liberty which the incessant mechanism of the human heart exercises (always something different, always!).
„Give me everything you have," I told [Preston].
"Really, Cammie. I never knew you thought of me that way.“
— Ally Carter American writer 1974
Fonte: United We Spy
„What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle, livro A Study in Scarlet
Fonte: A Study in Scarlet
„They call me nuts, they call me stupid, they call me ugly. They might be right about ugly. …All that I've done is to say what's on other peoples' mind.“
— Alan Grayson American politician 1958
"Grayson Has No Plans to Pull His Verbal Punches", Orlando Sentinet, October 30, 2009, http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2009/10/grayson-no-plans-to-tone-down-the-verbal-strikes.html.
2009, Regarding himself
„But more than that, no unloving words were ever spoken, and everything was held up as another small piece of proof that it can be this way, it doesn't have to be that way; if there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it heavy walls, and we will furnish it with soft red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweler's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, livro Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated (2002)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
No tienes nada y me darías un mundo. Te debo un mundo.
„God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you - Both are equally imporant to Him.“
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
Fonte: Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing
„For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world.“
— Gary Zukav American writer and revivalist 1942
Fonte: The Seat of the Soul
„You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Secrets of Closing the Sale (1984)
Variante: You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
„Whether nature gives me a right, or whether God, the people's choice, etc., does so, all of that is the same foreign right, a right that I do not give or take to myself. Thus the Communists say, equal labour entitles man to equal enjoyment. […] No, equal labour does not entitle you to it, but equal enjoyment alone entitles you to equal enjoyment. Enjoy, then you are entitled to enjoyment. But, if you have laboured and let the enjoyment be taken from you, then – ‘it serves you right.’ If you take the enjoyment, it is your right; if, on the contrary, you only pine for it without laying hands on it, it remains as before, a, ‘well-earned right’ of those who are privileged for enjoyment. It is their right, as by laying hands on it would become your right.“
— Max Stirner, livro O único e sua propriedade
Cambridge 1995, p. 170, 171
The Ego and Its Own (1844)