„I have a feeling that you despise your body and that you only value art, you only value your argent needs, but eating and sleeping aren’t enough. You believe that your appearance is your enemy, and the only friend you have is music. Why look just in the mirror, look at your reflection, you’ll never find a better friend that yourself.“

—  Elfriede Jelinek, buch Die Klavierspielerin

P 65
The Piano Teacher (1988)

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österreichische Schriftstellerin 1946

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„Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

The Motto Book (1907).
Variante: Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.

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Paulo Coelho Foto

„Don't explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Quelle: Economic Warfare Quotes

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„Find your identity by actually looking for the things in life that appeal to you or stir emotion in you. If you just let your government, your local imam, even your local pop singer or nasheed singer, define what you should be, you will never be more than that. Look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Who do I WANT to be?’ Start there.“

—  Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972

Beating the drums of hope and faith (2004)
Kontext: Start small, put down the book you’re reading and sit with your grandmother to learn her language and find out about her life’s struggles and her history, before she passes on and your history is lost; put down the TV remote control and stop letting pop culture define who you are and go for a walk through your hometown’s historical landmarks. Find your identity by actually looking for the things in life that appeal to you or stir emotion in you. If you just let your government, your local imam, even your local pop singer or nasheed singer, define what you should be, you will never be more than that. Look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Who do I WANT to be?’ Start there.

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„One who reveals your faults to you like a mirror is your true friend, and one who flatters you and covers up your faults is your enemy.“

—  Husayn ibn Ali The grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib 626 - 680

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 128
General Quotes

„If you want enemies, excel your friends; but if you want friends, let your friends excel you.“

—  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Hunter S. Thompson Foto

„Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer. That way your friends are between you and your enemies.“

—  Jim C. Hines American writer 1974

Quelle: The Goblin Quest Series, Goblin Hero (2007), Chapter 7 (p. 117)

„Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.“

—  M. Scott Peck American psychiatrist 1936 - 2005

Quelle: The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

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„Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.“

—  Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

Quelle: Vampire Academy

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„Seems to me the only difference between your friends and your enemies is how long they stand around chatting before they shoot you.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

“Yes,” Vorkosigan agreed, “I could take over the universe with this army if I could ever get all their weapons pointed in the same direction.”

Chapter 4 (p. 60)
Vorkosigan Saga, Shards of Honor (1986)

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„You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.“

—  Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Variante: A very wise man once told me that you can't look back-you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
Quelle: Salem Falls

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