— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929
Context: There was truth in Diaz’s logic, yes: our line of work is like that. Once you have started, the only way back is to go forward. p. 91.
— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
„I'm going to change the way martial arts is viewed. I'm going to change the game. I'm going to change the way people approach fighting.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
As quoted in [http://www.foxsportsasia.com/news/15-best-conor-mcgregor-quotes/ "15 Best Conor McGregor Quotes"], FOX Sports Asia
„I don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you've said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Erwin Rommel, Rommel: In His Own Words
This is cited to to Rommel's Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392, but to George S. Patton, in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47
„I don't care what you talkin' 'bout baby.
I don't care what you say.
Don't you come walkin' beggin' back mama.
I don't care anyway.
Time after time I gave you all of my money.
No excuses to make.
Ain't no mountain that I can't climb baby.
All is going my way.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„The more you try to be special, the more you get hurt. Just be, just melt and become part of the wind around you, the earth around you, become a part of everything. You’re here only for a while. At least when you’re in a place like this, where nobody is going to trample on you, let your defenses down.“
— Sadhguru, Mystic's Musings
„There is only one dream worth having... to live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
From a speech entitled [http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf Come September].
„The biggest problem is the moment you say "spirituality," somebody starts talking about God, someone else about mukti, someone else about nirvana and someone else about the Ultimate. They are all already up there. You cannot do anything with people who are already up there. If somebody is down here, you can do something with them. You can only take a step if your feet are on the ground, isn't it? The moment you talk about God, you are not here anymore; you know it all. You can only start a journey from where you are. You cannot start a journey from where you are not. If you are willing to come down to where you are, then we can see what the next step is. If you are already on the third step to heaven, what can I do with you?“
— Sadhguru, Of Mystics & Mistakes
— Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969
„Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.“
— Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970
Context: Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. p. 127
„I wouldn't know what to do with [colour]. Colour to me is too real. It's limiting. It doesn't allow too much of a dream. The more you throw black into a colour, the more dreamy it gets… Black has depth. It's like a little egress; you can go into it, and because it keeps on continuing to be dark, the mind kicks in, and a lot of things that are going on in there become manifest. And you start seeing what you're afraid of. You start seeing what you love, and it becomes like a dream.“
— David Lynch, Lynch on Lynch
„This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962