„I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.“
Misattributed to Meryl Streep (and widely disseminated on the Internet as of August/September 2014), this quote is allegedly a translation of a text by the author José Micard Teixeira, the original of which begins (in Portuguese): "Já não tenho paciência para algumas coisas, não porque me tenha tornado arrogante..."
„I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance.“
— Paris Hilton American socialite 1981
As quoted at ABC News (11 June 2007) http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3264588
„I want to know that I've done everything I could every day I think of all those people out there who are depending on us. I think about it. It does make me feel we need more work, more help. Get those spectators on the playing field, or out of the arena. Really, that is how I feel about it. I do what I can, and I do it the way I do everything… there's nothing part of the way for me.“
— Tom Cruise American actor and film producer 1962
„I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of. I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the US, a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition. So, people who want to try – yeah, I do feel in a way like an ambassador, for all of those.“
— Shakira Colombian singer 1977
— Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 a.C.
Be bold! That's one way
„I am what I am
I was made this way
When I want to laugh
Yes I shriek with laughter
I love those who love me
It's my fault
If they're not the same
That I love everytime
I am what I am
I was made this way
What more do you want
What do you want from me“
— Jacques Prevért French poet, screenwriter 1900 - 1977
Je Suis Comme Je Suis - I Am What I Am
„Jesus loved me and I knew not why.
And I loved Him because He quickened my spirit to heights beyond my stature, and to depths beyond my sounding.
Love is a sacred mystery.
To those who love, it remains forever wordless;
But to those who do not love, it may be but a heartless jest.“
— Khalil Gibran, libro Jesus, The Son of Man
John At Patmos: Jesus The Gracious
Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)
„There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.“
— Jane Austen, libro La abadía de Northanger
Fuente: Northanger Abbey
„Eve,” I said, “please stop for a minute. I think I finally get it. As you read to me aloud, the words become alive for me, and I can see pictures in my head. But when I try to read, all those little letters just confuse me. Because it’s the white of the page between the words that truly grab me. Do I make any sense? Reading, I do believe, is a very unnatural thing. But to listen to a story, like sitting around a campfire, is very natural.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
Crazy Loco Love: A Memoir (2008)
„I love those who do not know how to live, except by going under, for they are those who cross over.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, libro Así habló Zaratustra
Fuente: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
„I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don't know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. In reality those who satisfy me are those who simply allow me to live with my ''idea of them.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„People don't do them around me. I would never allow it. The people who are around me are people that I love, and I don't want to see people that I love hurt themselves.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On drugs. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„Do you love me?
I love you. I don't know if I trust you.
Maybe you shouldn't do either.
Maybe I'm the one who should decide!“
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
„At times those who do not want to have their inconsistencies pointed out say in a super-sweet voice to me "Judge not, lest ye be judged." I reply "O. K., judge me, then."“
— Ammon Hennacy American Christian radical 1893 - 1970
The Book of Ammon
„I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„My mentors are those individuals who saw potential in me long before I perceived it in myself – or who challenged me to do more – the people who helped guide me toward excellence.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Fuente: Think Big (1996), p. 57
„It was the neurosurgeons who fascinated me. When they explained what they could do surgically to help, I thought, I want to be like them. I want to know what they know and have the ability to heal like they do. Eventually my grandfather got better, and my path in life was started.“
— Sanjay Gupta journalist, medical correspondent, neurosurgeon 1969
Finding My Path in Life (2011)
— William Gibson, libro Neuromante
the Finn's voice asked.
„I want the ability to do whatever I want without a whole fleet of lawyers and record companies analyzing it and telling me what to do. It's like the success of doing it that way doesn't mean enough to me as an artist or a person for me to fight about it. I'm not going to fight anymore I'm just going to do it the way I want to do it. Why am I going to do it that way and be so obstinate? Because I don't care enough about it to spend that much time on it.“
— Devin Townsend Canadian musician 1972
Blabbermouth.net: DEVIN TOWNSEND Discusses Decision To Put STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Rest http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=72994
„I am bewildered by the thousands of strange people who write me letters. They do not know me. Why do they do that?“
— Greta Garbo Swedish-American actress 1905 - 1990
Screen Secrets: Greta Garbo Breaks her Silence (1928)