„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
Variante: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.
— Rhonda Byrne Australian writer and producer 1951
„My imagination longs to dash ahead and plan developments; but I have noticed that when things happen in one's imaginings, they never happen in one's life, so I am curbing myself.“
— Dodie Smith, buch I Capture the Castle
Quelle: I Capture the Castle
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
On the lack of chapters in Discworld books, in an interview by Gavin J. Grant at Booksource.com (2008) http://www.booksense.com/people/archive/pratchettterry.jsp
Kontext: Life doesn't happen in chapters — at least, not regular ones. Nor do movies. Homer didn't write in chapters. I can see what their purpose is in children's books ("I'll read to the end of the chapter, and then you must go to sleep") but I'm blessed if I know what function they serve in books for adults.
— Françoise Sagan French writer 1935 - 2004
Scars on the Soul (1972)
„Don't sit back and wait for life to happen to you. Have a plan and take the needed steps to create what you want.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Quelle: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 26
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)"; similar expressions were used by others prior to Lennon's use of this line, and have been attributed to Betty Talmadge, Thomas La Mance, Margaret Millar, William Gaddis, and Lily Tomlin, but the earliest known published occurrence was the 1957 attribution of "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." to Allen Saunders in Reader's Digest, according to The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When (2006) by Ralph Keyes
Lyrics, Double Fantasy (1980)
Variante: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
„Life is but a memory,
Happened long ago.
Theatre full of sadness
For a long forgotten show.
Seems so easy
Just to let it go on by
Till you stop and wonder
Why you never wondered why.“
— Nick Drake British singer-songwriter 1948 - 1974
Song lyrics, Five Leaves Left (1969)
— David Nicholls, buch One Day
Quelle: One Day
— Kristin Harmel American journalist 1979
Quelle: The Sweetness of Forgetting
— Bill Bryson, buch Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem
Quelle: A Short History of Nearly Everything
— Rainer Maria Rilke, buch Briefe an einen jungen Dichter
Variante: Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Quelle: Letters to a Young Poet
„One woman came to me recently, since this happened, and described that she needs contraception to prevent seizures. So she has several seizures a month if she doesn't have contraception to balance her hormones. And that's just an incredible intrusion on her life, her ability to manage her daily affairs, if she doesn't have access to that medical prescription. So that's one of the huge impacts.“
— Sandra Fluke American women's rights activist and lawyer 1981
Sandra Fluke, (February 23, 2012). "Sandra Fluke responds to Nationwide Campaign Against Contraceptives", United States House of Representatives, House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Sandra Fluke answering a question from Congressman Elijah Cummings as part of her Congressional testimony, as given at C-SPAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjhfUuW8Vgo&list=UUXSlyao4qkUFiPqghptHtZA.
U.S. Congressional testimony (February 23, 2012)
— James Patterson, buch Sundays at Tiffany's
Quelle: Sundays at Tiffany's
„The erotic element is life, but doesn't have to absorb you, it doesn't have to be a naughty word. It's the love of life in many ways.“
— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
New York Times interview (1985)
„You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I'm advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn't plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.“
— Andrew S. Grove Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author 1936 - 2016
1995, p. 229; As cited in: Cristina Chaminade, Bino Catasús (2007) Intellectual Capital Revisited: Paradoxes in the Knowledge Intensive Organization.. p. 94
1980s - 1990s, High Output Management (1983)