„If any part of it doesn’t seem to make sense, by all means call it to my attention. I’m not trying to send you out “on the road” in search of Valhalla, but merely pointing out that it is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it. There is more to it than that— no one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life. But then again, if that’s what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You’ll have lots of company.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
"Letter to Hume Logan" April 22, 1958. Excerpted in 'Letters of Note' by Shaun Usher.
— Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000
Context: I pass you my Poem. A poem doesn’t do everything for you. You are supposed to go on with your thinking. You are supposed to enrich the other person’s poem with your extensions, your uniquely personal understandings, thus making the poem serve you. "Song of Winnie"
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
„You can't spend your whole life criticizing something and then, when you have the chance to do it better, refuse to go near it.“
— Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
„Women are more attuned to feelings than men are, and if they’re not being truthful, more often than not it’s because they think truth might hurt your feelings. But it doesn’t mean they don’t love you.“
— Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight
Context: ... but what I eventually came to understand was that if a woman truly loves you, you can't always expect her to tell the truth. You see, women are more attuned to feelings than men are, and if they're not being truthful, more often than not it's because they think the truth might hurt your feelings. But it doesn't mean they don't love you. Mayor Gherkin, Chapter 8, p. 120
„Living a plant based life isn’t just about your food choices nor is it a “diet”; it is about living a healthy life while causing the least amount of harm to animals and our environment. You need to find your reasons for choosing this lifestyle and remember them if and when you think you might stray. Once you learn the real affects animal products have on your health and the environment, it will be an easy choice.“
— Jayde Nicole Canadian model, Playboy's Playmate of the Month January 2007 and Playmate of the Year 2008 1986
"Starting Your Plant Based Lifestyle", in her official website JaydeNicole.com (30 November 2017) https://jaydenicole.com/blog-1/2017/11/30/starting-your-plant-based-lifestyle.
„Now it is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it…“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
The Mixture As Before (1940) "The Treasure"
„God wants you to have a good life, a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential