„I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.“

—  bell hooks

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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bell hooks
afroamerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Feministin 1952

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Alanis Morissette Foto

„And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.“

—  Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974

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Jagged Little Pill (1995)

Christopher Moore Foto
Woody Allen Foto

„My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Neil Gaiman Foto

„I watched my life as if it were happening to someone else.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

William Shakespeare, portrayed as looking back over his career as he finishes writing The Tempest as one of two plays commissioned by Morpheus (aka Dream, aka The Sandman). "The Tempest," issue #75 of The Sandman (1996), collected in The Wake.
Kontext: Whatever happened to me in my life, happened to me as a writer of plays. I'd fall in love, or fall in lust. And at the height of my passion, I would think, "So this is how it feels," and I would tie it up in pretty words. I watched my life as if it were happening to someone else. My son died. And I was hurt, but I watched my hurt, and even relished it, a little, for now I could write a real death, a true loss. My heart was broken by my dark lady, and I wept, in my room, alone; but while I wept, somewhere inside I smiled. For I knew I could take my broken heart and place it on the stage of The Globe, and make the pit cry tears of their own.

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Jack Kerouac Foto

„Put down the pen someone else gave you. No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink.“

—  Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969

Not a Kerouac quote, but part of the text from a publicity campaign for the Beat Museum, San Francisco, composed by the advertising agency Gyro: http://paulacw.com/The-Beat-Museum
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Ben Carson Foto

„Why should I give someone else such power over my life?“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Quelle: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (1990), p. 59

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„Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?“

—  Sean Covey author; business executive 1964

Quelle: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Milton Friedman Foto

„Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40% of our national income.“

—  Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006

Fox News interview (May 2004)
Kontext: There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40% of our national income.

Elizabeth Gilbert Foto
Northrop Frye Foto

„I must have God on my own terms, because God on somebody else’s terms is an idol.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

Quelle: "Quotes", The "Third Book" Notebooks of Northrop Frye, 1964–1972 (2002), p. 61

Lewis Carroll Foto

„Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up; if not, I'll stay down here till I'm someone else.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Quelle: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

David Levithan Foto

„I am learning that a life isn't real unless someone else knows its reality. And I want my life to be real.“

—  David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal

Quelle: Every Day

Regina King Foto

„It was a gift to have something else that I was passionate about, because at the end of the day, it comes down to the work and the art.“

—  Regina King actress 1971

On her role as Sister Night in the television series Watchmen in “The King of Queens: How Regina King Became A Hollywood Legend” https://www.essence.com/feature/regina-king-december-cover-star-interview/ in Essence Magazine (2019 Nov 20)

Ben Harper Foto

„Real life has let you down.
Real life has let you down.
Someone stripped the jewel from your crown.
Everybody owes somebody something.“

—  Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969

Suzie Blue.
Song lyrics, Burn to Shine (1999)

Charles Bukowski Foto

„Love is not a candle burning down. Life is. And love and life are not the same or else Love, having choice, nobody would ever die.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Quelle: The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

Clark Ashton Smith Foto

„Bow down, I am the emperor of dreams.“

—  Clark Ashton Smith American author 1893 - 1961

Quelle: The Last Oblivion: Best Fantastic Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith

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