„The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it;
There ain't nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill.
But since we're on our way down,
We might as well enjoy the ride.“

"Secret O' Life"
Song lyrics, JT (1977)

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James Taylor
amerikanischer Musiker 1948

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„How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home?“

—  Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 v.Chr

Kontext: How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home? Lady Li was the child of a border guard in Ai. When first captured by the state of Jin, she wept so much her clothes were soaked. But after she entered the palace, shared the king's bed, and dined on the finest meats, she regretted her tears. How do I know that the dead do not regret their previous longing for life? One who dreams of drinking wine may in the morning weep; one who dreams weeping may in the morning go out to hunt. During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night.

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„Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.“

—  Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927

Harry Pepner, as quoted in Chicken Soup for the Soul : Stories for a Better World (2005) by Jack Canfield, p. 2
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„H'aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?“

—  Mark Twain, buch Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Quelle: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Ch. 26
Quelle: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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„If we're all going to hell in a handbasket, we might as well make it a party on the way down“

—  James St. James American writer 1966

Quelle: Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland

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„When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose.
You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Like a Rolling Stone
Quelle: da Like a Rolling Stone, n.° 1
Kontext: Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse. When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.

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„The Great Western Disease is that we fixate on the future at the expense of enjoying the life we're living now.“

—  Marshall Goldsmith American author of leadership and management literature 1949

Quelle: What Got You Here Won't Get You There, 2008, p. 81 (2010 edition)

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