— KT Tunstall Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist 1975
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree".
Eye to the Telescope (2004)
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
„Who am I to talk? That’s a fair question, and one which deserves a better answer than I can give you.“
— Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1902 - 1964
Quelle: How to Become President (1940), Ch. 1 : Government jobs pay big money
Kontext: Who am I to talk? That’s a fair question, and one which deserves a better answer than I can give you. … Come to think of it, who are you? Whoever you are, I sympathize with you. I sympathize with everybody; that’s what I get for being a candidate myself. Let them call us nonentities. Who cares? A nonenitiy can be just as famous as anybody else if enough people know about him.
But let’s leave personalities out of this and just talk about me.
„Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.“
— William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962
Paris Review interview (1958)
Kontext: Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.
— D. S. Bradford musician 1982
A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky, verse 2, lines 1-4
A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky (2016)
— Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Indian independence activist 1890 - 1988
As quoted by Governor Barnett's Declaration to the Profile of Mississippi Broadcast via TV and Radio. Sep. 13, 1962 http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/olemiss/controversy/doc2.html without citation and in An unknown legend of India: A bharat ratna By Gaurav Pundeer https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3736889569
„Revolutionary tactics must harmonize with revolutionary principles. We could better hope to succeed with reactionary principles and revolutionary tactics than with revolutionary principles and reactionary tactics.“
— Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926
Sound Socialist Tactics (1912)
— George MacDonald, buch At the Back of the North Wind
Quelle: At the Back of the North Wind
— John Scalzi, buch Lock In
Quelle: Lock In (2014), Chapter 22 (p. 296)
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
„He, who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own Sect or Church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
Aids to Reflection, "Moral and Religious Aphorisms," Aphorism 25 http://books.google.com/books?id=hEbwXNWXoBoC&q=%22He+who+begins+by+loving+Christianity+better+than+truth+will+proceed+by+loving+his+own+sect+or+church+better+than+Christianity+and+end+in+loving+himself+better+than+all%22&pg=PA74#v=onepage (1873)
„The fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom. This life is one great object lesson to practice on the principles of immortality and eternal life. Man grows with his higher aims. Let naught that is unholy enter here.“
— Karl G. Maeser prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1828 - 1901
Written on a chalk board during his Nov. 9th, 1900 visit to Maeser Elementary School in Provo, Utah; Maeser Chalkboards Preserved http://education.byu.edu/news/2005/01/01/maeser-chalkboards-preserved|date=1
„In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
— Shigeru Miyamoto Japanese video game designer and producer 1952
Quelle: Digital Trends http://news.digitaltrends.com/featured_article58.html
„In the end, it was strength he was reaching for once again to begin his journey anew and do the one thing he did better than anybody else.“
— Aberjhani author 1957
(from To Walk a Lifetime in Michael Jackson’s Moccasins).
From Articles, Essays, and Poems, On Michael Jackson
„One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.“
— Mindy Kaling, buch Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Quelle: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?