— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
Introducing "Who by Fire"
Warsaw concert (1985)
Kontext: I come from a country where we do not have the same struggles as you have. I respect your struggles. And it may surprise you, but I respect both sides of this struggle. It seems to be that in Europe there needs to be a left foot and a right foot to move forward. I wish that both feet move forward and the body moves towards its proper destiny. This is an intense country; the people are heroic, the spirit is independent. It is a difficult country to govern, it needs a strong government and a strong union. … I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party. And I say the prayer, that we said in our synagogue, I say it for the leader of your union and the leader of your party. May the Lord put a spirit, a wisdom and understanding into the hearts of your leaders and into the hearts of all their counsellors.
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
Birthday Letter to his Daughter (1966)
Kontext: Remember, there are still many years of struggle ahead, and even when you are a woman, you will have to do your part in the struggle. Meanwhile, you have to prepare yourself, be very revolutionary — which at your age means to learn a lot, as much as possible, and always be ready to support just causes.
„You have to understand that people have to pay the price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not to struggle then god damn it, you don’t deserve to win. Let me say peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it.“
— Fred Hampton African-American activist 1948 - 1969
Excerpt from The Murder of Fred Hampton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7F8RfnDhkA (1971).
— Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963
Quelle: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
— Shraddha Kapoor Indian film actress & Singer 1987
I do eat everything and luckily, don’t gain much weight.
Personal Agenda: Shraddha Kapoor via Hindustan Times (October 25, 2013) http://www.hindustantimes.com/brunch/brunch-stories/personal-agenda-shraddha-kapoor/article1-1140298.aspx
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019
Poems and song lyrics
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Variante: In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
Quelle: Pride And Prejudice
— Rebecca Wells, buch Little Altars Everywhere
Quelle: Little Altars Everywhere
„If you meet with any one who is virtuous do not drive him from you; do him honour, so that he may not have to flee from you and be reduced to hiding in hermitages, or caves or other solitary places to escape from your treachery; if there is such an one among you do him honour, for these are our Saints upon earth; these are they who deserve statues from us, and images…“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XXI Letters. Personal Records. Dated Notes.
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 486.
„Thank God – because what are you going to write about if you don’t struggle as a child? I don’t think that you become creative because you have struggled, no, but creative people are fuelled by anger and passion, and haunted by demons and memories.“
— Isabel Allende Chilean writer 1942
On how her miserable childhood may have inadvertently affected her writing in “The incredible life of Isabel Allende” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/10589928/The-incredible-life-of-Isabel-Allende.html in The Telegraph (2014 Jan 28)
— Stephen Jay Gould, buch Eight Little Piggies
Quelle: Eight Little Piggies (1993) "A Reflective Prologue", p. 14
„What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands. If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him. You cannot put Him off with speculations about your next door neighbours or memories of what you have read in books.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, buch Christentum schlechthin
Book IV, Chapter 10, "Nice People or New Men"
Mere Christianity (1952)
„You have to work from one point to go to another. So I admire work ethic, I think it should be re-inforced through out our neigbourhoods, that everybody should work hard, practice makes perfect, you have to be diligent with what you want, you have to apply your self, you have to motivate your self. You have to do for-self by your self, and then you can do things for other people. But that's what I had to do, I had to do for-self.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, MTV interview (1994)
— Sari al-Saqati Iraqi sufi 772 - 867
Quelle: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, p. 43
— Naomi Wolf, buch The Beauty Myth
Quelle: The Beauty Myth (1991), Chapter 8 : 'Beyond the Beauty Myth', p. 290
„As a matter of fact," the other voice went on, "if you do tie her up from time to time, or whip her just a little, and she begins to like it, that’s no good either. You have to get past the pleasure stage, until you reach the stage of tears.“
— Pauline Réage, buch Story of O
Quelle: Story of O
„p>Yes, your father and Bartolo
They have fallen
And yesterday they fought and fell
But in the quest for joy and freedom
And in the struggle of this life you'll find
That there is love and sometimes more
Yes, in the struggle you will find
That you can love and be loved alsoForgive me all who are my friends
I am with you
I beg of you, do not cry</p“
— Joan Baez American singer 1941
"The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti, Part Three"
Sacco e Vanzetti (1971)