„I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.“
„I salute my desires with a bow.,
were it not for them to come and play
mind would be empty just like me.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks">[http://lifeandlegends.com/suman-pokhrel-translated-dr-abhi-subedi/ Desire]</span>
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
„Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
Statement to the press (23 November 1991), the day before his death, as quoted at [http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_story/338:294/1/Freddie_Mercury.htm The Biography Channel].
„In my mind, I'm always the best. I don't care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I'm always the best.“
— Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985
In an interview with the BBC ahead of the release of Ronaldo.
„When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a short of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.“
— Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
In 'Possibilities', Vol. 1, no 1, winter 1947-48, p. 79; as quoted in Jackson Pollock (1983) by Elizabeth Frank, p. 68
„My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
„I am sure it was not my faith, but it was God in His compassion coming to help me in that hour of need.“
— Smith Wigglesworth British evangelist 1859 - 1947
Page 34 Describing his first healing service, healing 15 people after delivering a sermon unprepared.
„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“
— Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992
The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.
„Despite the buy don't build credo I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to create the web on my own.“
— Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955
Context: At CERN there was a credo meant to avoid unnecessary labors, it said that when acquiring new technology: Buy, Don't Build. There were several commercial hypertext editors and I thought we could just add some internet code, so that the hypertext documents could then be sent over the internet. I thought the companies engaged in the then fringe field of hypertext would immediately grasp the possibilities of the web. Unfortunately, their reaction was quite the opposite... it seemed that explaining the vision of the web was exceedingly difficult without a web browser in hand, people had to be able to grasp the web in full, which meant imagining a whole world populated with websites and browsers. It was a lot to ask. Despite the buy don't build credo I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to create the web on my own.
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
— Anne Boleyn Second wife of Henry VIII of England, mother of Queen Elizabeth I of England 1501 - 1536
About her dislike of Cardinal Wolsey, [http://www.sixwives.info/anne-boleyn.htm "Anne Bleyn"], quote under section "Anne Boleyn and Henry Percy", The Tudors