— Mary Wortley Montagu writer and poet from England 1689 - 1762
— Jim Butcher, buch Ghost Story
Quelle: Ghost Story
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Variante: She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
Quelle: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Quelle: The Dangerous Summer (1985), Ch. 1
„Sometimes, everyone is right. Not always and not even usually, but once in a while, everyone is right.“
— Cherie Priest, buch Boneshaker
Quelle: Boneshaker (2009), p. 41
„Sometimes economists in official positions give bad advice; sometimes they give very, very bad advice; and sometimes they work at the OECD.“
— Paul Krugman American economist 1953
"The Beatings Must Continue" http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/the-beatings-must-continue-2/, 30 April 2013
The Conscience of a Liberal blog
— Peter Abelard French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician 1079 - 1142
Letter I : Abelard To Philintus, as translated by John Hughes<!-- 1782 edition -->
Kontext: Sometimes I grieve for the house of the Paraclete, and wish to see it again. Ah, Philintus! does not the love of Heloise still burn in my heart? I have not yet triumphed over that happy passion. In the midst of my retirement I sigh, I weep, I pine, I speak the dear name of Heloise, pleased to hear the sound, I complain of the severity of Heaven. But, oh! let us not deceive ourselves: I have not made a right use of grace. I am thoroughly wretched. I have not yet torn from my heart deep roots which vice has planted in it. For if my conversion was sincere, how could I take a pleasure to relate my past follies? Could I not more easily comfort myself in my afflictions? Could I not turn to my advantage those words of God himself, If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if the world hate you, ye know that it hated me also? Come Philintus, let us make a strong effort, turn our misfortunes to our advantage, make them meritorious, or at least wipe out our offences; let us receive, without murmuring, what comes from the hand of God, and let us not oppose our will to his. Adieu. I give you advice, which could I myself follow, I should be happy.
— Douglas Adams, buch The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Quelle: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
— Richelle Mead, buch Last Sacrifice
Quelle: Last Sacrifice
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Quelle: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
„I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Quelle: Tuesdays with Morrie
„Sometimes I talk to myself fluently in languages I'm unfamiliar with… just to screw with my subconscious.“
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
When the Leaves Blow Away (2006), I Still Have a Pony (2007)
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
Quelle: The Ladies of the Corridor
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
The Cherubinic Wanderer
„I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.“
— Ralph Ellison, buch Invisible Man
Quelle: Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 1.
Kontext: All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself.
„I cannot properly give advice to anybody. It is very often supposed Judges can give advice, and I therefore take this public opportunity of saying that a Judge cannot do it.“
— Sir John Bayley, 1st Baronet British judge 1763 - 1841
Trial of Dewhurst and others (1820), 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 607.
„My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out.“
— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
A Trip with Paul Kassner <!-- Politics of Ecstasy 1999 p. 215 -->
The Politics of Ecstasy (1968)
Kontext: My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out. By drop out, I mean to detach yourself from involvement in secular, external social games. But the dropping out has to occur internally before it can occur externally. I'm not telling kids just to quit school; I'm not telling people to quit their jobs. That is an inevitable development of the process of turning on and tuning in.
„Sometimes I go out and hear people talk about irrelevant things and then I tell myself this is why I don’t go out.“
— Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964