„The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it;
There ain't nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill.
But since we're on our way down,
We might as well enjoy the ride.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
Song lyrics, JT (1977), "Secret O' Life"
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
1860s, 1864, Letter to the City of Atlanta (September 1864), Context: You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.
— Woody Guthrie American singer-songwriter and folk musician 1912 - 1967
Context: p>Ever'body might be just one big soul, Well it looks that a-way to me. Everywhere that you look, in the day or night, That's where I'm a-gonna be, Ma, That's where I'm a-gonna be.Wherever little children are hungry and cry, Wherever people ain't free. Wherever men are fightin' for their rights, That's where I'm a-gonna be, Ma. That's where I'm a-gonna be.</p "Tom Joad" (1940) http://web.archive.org/20020319170819/www.geocities.com/nashville/3448/tomjoad.html, a ballad based on the character Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
„Alex, you just enjoy watching because he's like a bull in a china shop. And he does everything. He's got all the great skills, and he can run over you as well.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
About, Bruce Boudreau, interview in Jill Painter (November 20, 2008) "The Pursuit of Happiness: Whether On or Off the Ice, Washington's Ovechkin Always Enjoys Himself", Los Angeles Daily News, p. C1.
„People say, Well, he wore that body out. Well, maybe I did. But it was to a good purpose. They should be thankful that I wore it out to the purpose I wore it out and that was writing and recording and touring and doing concerts. Everywhere I could possibly do them that I thought I might enjoy them. I thought people might enjoy me.“
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
CNN interview (2002)
„I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
As quoted in Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (1995), by Roger Lowenstein, p. 77
„Being called a musical genius was a cross to bear. Genius is a big word. But if you have to live up to something, you might as well live up to that.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
"Brian Wilson: God Only Knows" http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/god-only-knows-19880811 in Rolling Stone (11 August 1988)
— Mixmaster Morris English ambient DJ 1965
Looking for the Perfect Beat, 2000.
„I might have enjoyed the company of a woman or two… Or three but that had never
stopped me from loving you.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, buch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
— Annie Barrows, buch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
— Alfred Korzybski Polish scientist and philosopher 1879 - 1950
Science and Sanity (1933), Context: "Say whatever you choose about the object, and whatever you might say is not it." Or, in other wordsː "Whatever you might say the object "is", well it is not." This negative statement is final, because it is negative. p. 35.
— T.C. Boyle American novelist and short story writer 1948
Acts of God (1989)
— Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion
World of the Five Gods series, The Curse of Chalion (2000), p. 316
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
Imitation of Martial, reported in Mr. Pope's Literary Correspondence (1737), Vol. V, p. 232; The Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. John Butt, sixth edition (Yale University Press, 1970), p. 117. Compare: "Ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus; hoc est Vivere bis vita posse priore frui" (Translated: "The good man prolongs his life; to be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice"), Martial, X, 237.; "Thus would I double my life's fading space; For he that runs it well, runs twice his race", Abraham Cowley, Discourse XI, Of Myself, stanza xi.
— Sonny Bill Williams New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer 1985
Williams while speaking on his sporting aspirations. Time gets close for SBW to make call http://www.smh.com.au/sport/boxing/time-gets-close-for-sbw-to-make-call-20130206-2dyud.html, by Phil Lutton, Sydney Morning Herald, dated 7 February 2013.