„Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life.
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife.
You don't want to do what your mother has done,
She has done.
This is your life, this new life has begun.
It's your day - a woman's day.
It's your day - a woman's day.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
Song lyrics, Shaking the Tree (1990)
„Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.“
— Charlie Parker American jazz saxophonist and composer 1920 - 1955
As quoted in Bird : The Legend Of Charlie Parker (1977) by Robert George Reisner, p. 27
„You don't have to like your life to get it off your mind. You DO have to renegotiate your agreements w/yourself about it.“
— David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945
15 August 2010 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/21206170236
Official Twitter profile (@gtdguy) https://twitter.com/gtdguy
— Louise L. Hay American writer 1926 - 2017
Fonte: Heal Your Body A-Z
„And I submit that this is what the real, no-shit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about. How to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone, day in and day out.“
— David Foster Wallace American fiction writer and essayist 1962 - 2008
Kenyon College Commencement Speech.
„The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.“
— Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959
Quoted in A Living Architecture : Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects (2000) by John Rattenbury
Contexto: Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
„You are called to exercise the Spirit's gifts amidst the ups and downs of your daily life. Let your faith mature through your studies, work, sports, music and art. Let it be sustained by prayer and nurtured by the sacraments.“
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
2008, Youth Day Vigil (19 July 2008)
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960
„Sitting and writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from. It is like having a mirror held up in front of you, looking into yourself and asking these questions.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Women's Weekly interview (2006)
„Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. - Mrs. Whatsit“
— Madeleine L'Engle, livro A Wrinkle in Time
Fonte: A Wrinkle in Time
„I have a feeling that you despise your body and that you only value art, you only value your argent needs, but eating and sleeping aren’t enough. You believe that your appearance is your enemy, and the only friend you have is music. Why look just in the mirror, look at your reflection, you’ll never find a better friend that yourself.“
— Elfriede Jelinek, livro The Piano Teacher
The Piano Teacher (1988)
„Music assists you in your quest of the spark hidden within, the moment you discover your real self through music, the reason why you have been born becomes clear. This realisation ultimately helps you mould your path to achieve your dreams.“
— Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938
„Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.“
— Paul of Tarsus, Epistle to the Colossians
Epistle to the Colossians
— Kazuo Ishiguro, livro Never Let Me Go
Fonte: Never Let Me Go