„If you want to learn a culture, you have to learn how to like what it likes, rather than go looking for something that you like.“
— John Barnes, buch Earth Made of Glass
Earth Made of Glass (1998)
„You can either look at your career as the things you're going to leave behind, and they have to be executed flawlessly and you have to know exactly what it is that you're doing. Or you can be realistic about the fact that you're going to learn as you practice what you do.“
— David Fincher American film director 1962
About the film, The Social Network
— John Steinbeck, buch The Grapes of Wrath
Quelle: The Grapes of Wrath
„For heaven's sake enjoy life. Don't cry over things that were or things that aren't. Enjoy what you have now to the fullest. In all honesty you really only have two choices; you can like what you do OR you can dislike it. I choose to like it and what fun I have had. The other choice is no fun and people do not want to be around a whiner. We can always find people who are worse off and we don't have to look far! Help them and forget self!
I would certainly say, above all, seek God. He will come to you if you look. There is absolutely NO down side.“
— Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States 1925 - 2018
„What kind of future is in God’s plan? A good one to which you can look forward. That’s why you can hope.“
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Quelle: Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 89
„No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but you pray God to bless that flag.“
— Edward Everett Hale, buch The Man Without a Country
"The Man Without a Country" (1863) - Full text online http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15868/15868-h/15868-h.htm#toc_2
Kontext: No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but you pray God to bless that flag. Remember, boy, that behind all these men you have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the Country Herself, your Country, and that you belong to Her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by Her, boy, as you would stand by your mother, if those devils there had got hold of her to-day.
„If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.“
— Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983
„People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does… And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is all part of this culture.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Quelle: Tuesdays with Morrie
„The press is always looking for a little twist to a story and what I've learned is that it all turns out very superficial. So you need to become what they want, you need to give what they put out.“
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
E! Television (1988)
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On the importance of helping others - "Prophet TB Joshua Gives Nigerian Student N26m Sponsorship To Study PhD At Oxford University" http://dailypost.ng/2012/11/19/prophet-t-b-joshua-gives-nigerian-student-n26m-sponsorship-phd-oxford-university/ Daily Post, Nigeria (November 19 2012)
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017
As quoted in 101 People You Won't Meet in Heaven: The Twisted Achievements of the Most Brutal and Sadistic Individuals the World Has Ever Known (2007) by Michael Powell, p. 148
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
„So how are you going to recognise God if He comes on earth? Are you going to ask to see His identity card or passport? See if it says, 'Name … God; Occupation … Generator, Operator, Destroyer'? That's foolish! Or are you going to recognise Him only if He fits your mental picture of Him -- what you have picked up from scriptures and other impressions, what you imagine Jesus or Krishna looked like? But even two Christians will have different impressions of what Jesus will look like. So what will be recognised by one will not be recognised by the other. But the test of the Perfect Master is that which is undeniable to everybody and that is the experience of Himself, which He can give, and that is the True Knowledge.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
from "The Sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji" - Published by Shri Hans Publications, 148-150 Lordship Lane, London SE22, Copyright Divine Light Mission 1974.
„We played against each other like puppets, swearing you got pull
When the only pull you got is the wool over your eyes
Getting knowledge in jail like a blessing in disguise
Look in the skies for god, what you see besides the smog
Is broken dreams flying away on the wings of the obscene.“
— Talib Kweli American rapper 1975
Respiration (track 11)
Albums, Blackstar (1998)
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
Man and the Gospel (1865) by Thomas Guthrie "and you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it."
“We may see the small Value God has for Riches, by the People he gives them to.” -- Alexander Pope (1727).
Variante: If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, just look at those to whom he gives it.
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
„…you both fail to understand what is happening to you. You cannot see or hear or smell the truth of what you see — and you, looking for destiny! It’s classic! And the boy, this automaton, he was made of the very mud of the region and sees far less than you. Poor stumblers, neither of you can see the other. To you he is a mark on the score-card of your achievement, a thing and not a man; a child, or even less — a black, amorphous thing. And you, for all your power, are not a man to him, but a God, a force…“
— Ralph Ellison, buch Invisible Man
Quelle: Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 3.