„Life is still life. It’s still tough, complicated, and more than a little messy, with lessons to be learned, mistakes to be made, triumphs and disappointments to be had, and not every day is meant to be a party.“
Fuente: Dark Flame
„Life is messy. Would that every puzzle piece fell into place, every word was kind, every accident happy, but such is not the case. Life is messy“
— Christopher Moore American writer of comic fantasy 1957
Fuente: The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
— Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113
Letters, Book IV
„What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications.“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
„Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.“
— Al Franken American comedian and politician 1951
Oh, the Things I Know (2002)
„As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, DNC Address (July 2016)
Contexto: That’s what Hillary Clinton understands — this fighter, this stateswoman, this mother and grandmother, this public servant, this patriot — that’s the America she’s fighting for.
And that is why I have confidence, as I leave this stage tonight, that the Democratic Party is in good hands. My time in this office, it hasn’t fixed everything. As much as we’ve done, there’s still so much I want to do. But for all the tough lessons I’ve had to learn, for all the places where I’ve fallen short — I’ve told Hillary, and I’ll tell you, what’s picked me back up every single time: It’s been you. The American people.
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Song lyrics, 1999 (1982)
Fuente: 1999 (Piano/Vocal/Guitar)
Contexto: I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go 2 fast.
But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last.
War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight
So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight.Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over,
oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.
— Philip Roth, libro Pastoral americana
Fuente: American Pastoral
„After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.“
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
Quoted in Words of Wisdom and Quotables Quotes (2007) by Dr. A.N.P. Ummerkutty.
„[Footnote:] Much still remains to be learned about his sex life because the Hummingbird is quicker than the eye.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes (1931)
— Vanessa Hua American journalist and writer
On the state of the “American Dream” in “A Conversation with Vanessa Hua” https://www.readitforward.com/author-interview/a-conversation-with-vanessa-hua/ in Read It Forward
„I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it.“
— Louisa May Alcott, libro Mujercitas
Marmee March to Jo, in Ch. 8 : Jo Meets Apollyon
Little Women (1868)
Contexto: You think your temper is the worst in the world, but mine used to be just like it. … I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it. I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it. … I've learned to check the hasty words that rise to my lips, and when I feel that they mean to break out against my will, I just go away for a minute, and give myself a little shake for being so weak and wicked.
„It was so much more complicated than it had to be, but the changeling had noted that this was true of every human biological function that wasn’t involuntary.“
— Joe Haldeman, libro Camouflage
Fuente: Camouflage (2004), Chapter 24 (p. 133)
„World War II was an era in which America came of age as a world power. We had and we still have many lessons to learn.“
— Mark W. Clark American general 1896 - 1984
Fuente: From the Danube to the Yalu (1954), p. 493
Contexto: World War II was an era in which America came of age as a world power. We had and we still have many lessons to learn. It was not surprising, perhaps, that we celebrated a victory when in reality we had not won the war. We had stopped too soon. We had been too eager to go home. We welcomed the peace, but after more years of effort and expenditure we found that we had won no peace.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1910s, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911)
— Patrick Rothfuss, libro El nombre del viento
Fuente: The Name of the Wind