— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
— Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll
— Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
„I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
— P.C. Cast American writer 1960
„I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49
„We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.“
— Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Context: We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew with undiminished wonder: What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars. p. 193