„At any given moment in your life, you have the choice between love and fear. And that’s a choice you make. You make the choice of how you react to events.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview with Windy City Queercast (5 February 2011) http://www.windycityqueercast.com/audio.html?ID=535
„Every time you have to make a choice about anything, think "Does this go toward or away from what I want?" Always choose what goes toward what you want.“
— Barbara Sher, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„If you have an opportunity to accomplish something that will make things better for someone coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Context: We must all live together and work together no matter what race or nationality. If you have an opportunity to accomplish something that will make things better for someone coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth. Another excerpt from the Tris Speaker speech – featuring a much more familiar version of the "wasting your time" warning – as quoted in "Standing Cheer for Roberto" by Houston Chronicle sportswriter John Wilson, in The Sporting News (February 20, 1971), p. 44.
„Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Book III, Chapter 4, "Morality and Psychoanalysis"
„Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you.“
— Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
„Being part of a rock band takes a lot of energy. That is one reason I became a vegetarian. I feel better physically, I have a lot more energy and I feel better emotionally knowing that I am not contributing to the suffering of animals worldwide. Remember, every time you sit down to eat you have a choice to make. I hope you choose to make a difference.“
— J.D. Fortune Canadian singer and songwriter 1973
“J.D. Fortune GoVeg.com Public Service Announcement,” video ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (16 July 2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhrxhmLG96c.
„Every time you make the hard, correct decision you become a bit more courageous and every time you make the easy, wrong decision you become a bit more cowardly. If you are CEO, these choices will lead to a courageous or cowardly company.“
— Ben Horowitz American businessman 1966
Fortune: "Ben Horowitz: There's a fine line between fear and courage" http://fortune.com/2011/08/05/ben-horowitz-theres-a-fine-line-between-fear-and-courage/ (5 August 2011)