„"People die from typewriters falling on their heads." (talking about taking chances because you can die at any moment.)“
— Jonathan Davis Heavy metal singer, frontman for Korn 1971
— Freya Stark British explorer and writer 1893 - 1993
The Journey's Echo (1963), p. 161 https://books.google.com/books?id=xlFbAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22There+can+be+no+happiness+if+the+things+we+believe+in+are+different+from+the+things+we+do.%22.
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
„I am living in the Google years, no question of that. And there are advantages to it. When you forget something, you can whip out your iPhone and go to Google. The Senior Moment has become the Google moment, and it has a much nicer, hipper, younger, more contemporary sound, doesn't it? By handling the obligations of the search mechanism, you almost prove you can keep up....
You can't retrieve you life (unless you're on Wikipedia, in which case you can retrieve an inaccurate version of it).“
— Nora Ephron, I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections
„In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a Leitmotiv.“
— Henri Cartier-Bresson French photographer 1908 - 2004
— Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954
„Be Prepared in Mind by having disciplined yourself to be obedient to every order, and also by having thought out beforehand any accident or situation that might occur, so that you know the right thing to do at the right moment, and are willing to do it.
Be Prepared in Body by making yourself strong and active and able to do the right thing at the right moment, and do it.“
— Robert Baden-Powell, Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship
„Then swiftly, neatly, with the grace of the young man on the trapeze, he was gone from his body.
For an eternal moment he was still all things at once: the bird, the fish, the rodent, the reptile, and man.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Context: Then swiftly, neatly, with the grace of the young man on the trapeze, he was gone from his body. For an eternal moment he was still all things at once: the bird, the fish, the rodent, the reptile, and man. An ocean of print undulated endlessly and darkly before him. The city burned. The herded crowd rioted. The earth circled away, and knowing that he did so, he turned his lost face to the empty sky and became dreamless, unalive, perfect. "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"