— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
„I've done it before. It won't be the last time. You're going to go years where you just don't win. That's okay, as long as you keep trying to improve.“
„You know that feeling you get / You feel you're older than time?
Do you keep the receipts for the friends that you buy?
And I hope you know / That it won't let go / It sticks around with you until the day you die.
I hope the tears don't stain the world that waits outside.“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
„By 78 you've done everything you're going to do. If you haven't bungee-jumped by the time you're 78 you're not going to do it.“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
Podcast Series 1 Episode 1
„I've had enough of danger
And people on the streets
I'm looking out for angels
Just trying to find some peace Now I think it's time
That you let me know
So if you love me
Say you love me
But if you don't just let me go...“
— George Michael English singer-songwriter, musician, producer 1963 - 2016
One More Try
„If you're appropriately engaged w/your life, you don't need more time. If you're not, more time won't help.“
— David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945
15 August 2012 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/235900635395022848
„And now I know it's hard when you don't know what to think
And every single smile is a foil and you're waking up
You might try but you won't get by until you're crucified for all the things you try to do
Well I don't care if you sink or swim
And I don't care how you hold it in
As long as you don't bother me with all the things I don't bother you with
And 9 times out of 10 you might be right
But what about that time you know you're wrong?
You sing that same song
And everybody smiles but they'll never get along“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"We Are The Few" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/06/
„You always think that if you're going to spend seven years on a book, it should be Gravity's Rainbow or Ulysses or something, but mine is just a 200-page book that took a long time.“
— Mike McCormack Irish novelist and writer 1965
McKeon, Belinda. Metaphysics gets a Mayo accent http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/metaphysics-gets-a-mayo-accent-1.441635, The Irish Times (13 May 2005)
„Practically speaking, if timesaving devices really saved time, there would be more time available to us now than ever before in history. But, strangely enough, we seem to have less time than even a few years ago. It's really great fun to go someplace where there are no timesaving devices because, when you do, you find that you have lots of time. Elsewhere, you're too busy working to pay for machines to save you time so you won't have to work so hard.“
— Benjamin Hoff American writer 1946