„You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances.“
„Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.“
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
Excerpt from the foreword in Girl Boss: Running the Show Like the Big Chicks http://www.gilliananderson.ws/transcripts/99_00/99girlboss.shtml, by Stacy Kravetz (1999)
„When you dance,
Do your senses tingle?
Then take a chance?
In a trance,
While the lonely mingle
— Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945
When You Dance I Can Really Love
„If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.“
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944
„The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it is not. If you leave out justice you will find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials "for the sake of humanity", and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man. Book I, Chapter 2, "Some Objections"
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
Context: What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything. O Magazine (January 2007), pages 160 & 217
„Don't be too ambitious. Do the most important thing you can think of doing every year and then your career will take care of itself.“
— Henry Kissinger United States Secretary of State 1923
„When you assume negative intent, you're angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.“
— Indra Nooyi Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive 1955
„If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
— Ralph Hodgson British writer 1871 - 1962
"Time, You Old Gipsy Man", p. 4.