„Once a fight has started, if you get involved in thinking about what to do, you will be cut down by your opponent with the very next blow.“
— Yagyū Munenori samurai and daimyo of the early Edo period 1571 - 1646
„If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
December 5, 2011
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
„Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
This quotation was first used in print (and misattributed to Leonardo da Vinci) in a science fiction story published in 1975, The Storms of Windhaven. One of the authors, Lisa Tuttle, remembers that the quote was suggested by science fiction writer Ben Bova, who says he believes he got the quote from a TV documentary narrated by Fredric March, presumably I, Leonardo da Vinci, written by John H. Secondari for the series Saga of Western Man, which aired on 23 February 1965. Bova incorrectly assumed that he was quoting da Vinci. The probable author is John Hermes Secondari (1919-1975), American author and television producer.
„You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else's path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else's way,
you are not going to realize
— Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work