„I don't know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it.“

—  Gregory David Roberts, buch Shantaram

Quelle: Shantaram

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Gregory David Roberts4
australischer Autor 1952

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„What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have — and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.“

—  Christopher Reeve actor, director, producer, screenwriter 1952 - 2004

As quoted at the Christopher Reeve Foundation http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1097025/k.6FF5/Christopher_and_Dana_Reeve.htm, also in Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008) by Clive N. Svendsen and ‎Allison D. Ebert, Vol. 1, p. 104

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„I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, buch Vielleicht lieber morgen

Variante: If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.
Quelle: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

„Our ability to measure and apportion time affords an almost endless source of comfort.“

—  Richard Yates, buch Revolutionary Road

Quelle: Revolutionary Road

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„I believe the power to make money is a gift of God … to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind.“

—  John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist 1839 - 1937

Interview with William Hoster, quoted in God's Gold (1932) by John T. Flynn
Kontext: I believe the power to make money is a gift of God … to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.

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„I don't know what my fans are going to think. It's definitely not what they're used to from me.“

—  Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950

On his starring role in the drama The Razor's Edge, as quoted in Stills Magazine (1984)

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„I don't know you,
And you don't know me.
It is this that brings us together.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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„What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.“

—  John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982

Entry in his journal before his last public appearance, the ceremony at which he received the National Medal for Literature, quoted by Susan Cheever, Home before Dark Houghton Mifflin (1984).

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„The survival of this country depends upon letting the world know we have the power and the ability to use it if the occasion demands.“

—  Forrest Sherman Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1896 - 1951

As quoted in "According to Plan" in TIME magazine (13 March 1950) http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,812125,00.html

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„"Do you know that you have caused us more trouble than all the rest of our European allies?" "I do not doubt it. France is a great power."“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

Conversation with Anthony Eden, recounted in de Gaulle's Mémoires de guerre. Quoted in The Atlantic, November 1960.
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„Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Quelle: Nancy Hine The Depression Trap: Ten Ways to Set Yourself Free http://books.google.co.in/books?id=7PxT2AJS_H4C&pg=PA61, Red Raft Publishing LLP, 2008, p. 61

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