— Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991
An ironic statement which Singer made in many interviews over many years; here quoted in [http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_3_urbanities-isaac.html "Isaac Singer’s Promised City"] City Journal (Summer 1997) Variants or variant translations: We must believe in free will — we have no other choice. You must believe in free will; there is no choice. We have to believe in free will. We’ve got no choice. This makes more sense if you consider the statement "we must believe in free will; we have no [other logical] choice"
„No matter what choice you make, it doesn't define you. Not forever. People can make bad choices and change their minds and hearts and do good things later; just as people can make good choices and then turn around and walk a bad path. No choice we make lasts our whole life. If there's ever a choice you've made that you no longer agree with, you can make another choice.“
— Jonathan Maberry, Dust & Decay
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
„The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.
So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.“
— Kristin Cast, Marked
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
„You never know how strong you can be until being strong is the only choice you have left."
— Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete
— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969
„Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.“
— William Jennings Bryan United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
"America's Mission", speech delivered by the leader of the Democratic Party at the Washington Day banquet given by the Virginia Democratic Association at Washington, D.C., (22 February 1899), as published in [http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Book_of_Public_Speaking_v2_1000538531/149 The Book of Public Speaking (Vol. 2)]
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
„I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Not by Roosevelt, but from Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989).
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008