„Everybody feels he has a right to a life of luxury — or at least comfort — so there’s a lot of frustration and resentment when the dream craps out.“

—  Gregory Benford, libro Timescape

Chapter 11 (p. 136)
Timescape (1980)

Gregory Benford Foto
Gregory Benford
escritor de ciencia ficción y astrofísico 1941

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Oscar Wilde Foto
Henry David Thoreau Foto

„Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.“

—  Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Walden (1854)
Contexto: Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.<!--p.18

Oscar Wilde Foto
Richard Dawkins Foto
Jess Walter Foto
Charles Kingsley Foto
Joel Osteen Foto

„Be careful with whom you associate, especially when you feel emotionally vulnerable, because negative people can steal the dream right out of your heart.“

—  Joel Osteen, Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day

Fuente: Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day

Clive Barker Foto

„It was absurd and frustrating, to feel so much and know so little.“

—  Clive Barker author, film director and visual artist 1952

Part Seven “The Demagogue”, Chapter vi “Hello, Stranger”, Section 2 (p. 306)
(1987), BOOK TWO: THE FUGUE

Rabindranath Tagore Foto

„The idea of the Nation is one of the most powerful anaesthetics that Man has invented. Under the influence of its fumes the whole people can carry out its systematic programme of the most virulent self-seeking without being in the least aware of its moral perversion,-in fact feeling dangerously resentful if it is pointed out.“

—  Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941

"Nationalism in the West", 1917. Reprinted in Rabindranath Tagore and Mohit K. Ray, Essays (2007, p. 465). Also cited in Parmanand Parashar, Nationalism: Its Theory and Principles in India (1996, p. 212), and Himani Bannerji, Demography and Democracy: Essays on Nationalism, Gender and Ideology. (2011, p.179).

Bill Gates Foto
Thomas Mann Foto

„5. You feel he has a lot of admirable qualities.“

—  Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 13

Fuente: Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 13

Henry David Thoreau Foto

„I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..“

—  Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Variante: I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Fuente: Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Chris Cornell Foto

„I think everybody, no matter how rich or poor, how young or old, has a phase in his life when he's depressive. It's reality. Not a lot of people want to talk about it. Most people rather hide that fact, but it's just one of the facts of life that absolutely fascinates me.“

—  Chris Cornell American singer-songwriter, musician 1964 - 2017

NYROCK: Interview with Chris Cornell, October 1, 1999 https://web.archive.org/web/20030919022841/http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/1999/cornell_int.asp,
On depression and suicide

Richard Wilbur Foto
Jacques-Yves Cousteau Foto

„When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

Nelson Mandela Foto

„When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“