„I don’t feel any vulgar gratitude to you. I almost feel as if you ought to be grateful to me, for giving you the opportunity of enjoying the luxury of generosity. I know you like it. For anything I can tell, I may have come into the world expressly for the purpose of increasing your stock of happiness.“

—  Charles Dickens, buch Bleak House

Quelle: Bleak House (1852-1853), Ch. 6

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englischer Schriftsteller 1812 - 1870

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„That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

[C]'est la vraie générosité ; vous donnez tout et rien ne semble jamais vous coûter.
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„I used to work in jobs I hated because I needed the money to buy a guitar. I know what it feels like to be depressed. On the other hand, I also know what it feels like to have money, to be successful, to be independent, but I can tell you that money and success never solve your problems.“

—  Chris Cornell American singer-songwriter, musician 1964 - 2017

NYROCK: Interview with Chris Cornell, October 1, 1999 https://web.archive.org/web/20030919022841/http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/1999/cornell_int.asp,
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„I don’t blame you for writing of me as you have. You had to believe other stories, but then I don’t know if any one would believe anything good of me anyway.“

—  Billy the Kid American cattle rustler, gambler, horse thief, outlaw, cowboy and ranch hand 1859 - 1881

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„I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!“

—  Sally Field American actress 1946

Said during Field's Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress in 1984's Places in the Heart
Often misquoted as "You like me, you really like me!"
The misquote was echoed by Sean Penn in his 1996 acceptance of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Dead Man Walking as, "You tolerate me. You really tolerate me!"
[Waxman, Sharon, The Oscar Acceptance Speech: By and Large, It's a Lost Art, Washington Post, 1999-03-21, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/movies/oscars/speeches.htm, 2006-12-31]

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„All in the world I have is yours; Next to God, you are the one I love best, and if I did not know that your love for me is the same, I could not be so happy as I am: May God give us both the grace to live always in this affection without any guile.“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

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„I feel happy — deep down. May you be happy too.“

—  Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923

Journal entry (14 October 1922), published in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927); these are the final words of the journal
Kontext: This all sounds very strenuous and serious. But now that I have wrestled with it, it's no longer so. I feel happy — deep down. May you be happy too. I'm going to Fontainebleau on Monday and I'll be back here Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. All is well.

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