„If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.“
— Idries Shah, buch Reflections
— Idries Shah, buch Reflections
— Manny Ramirez Dominican-American baseball player 1972
In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history"
— Norton Juster, buch The Phantom Tollbooth
Quelle: The Phantom Tollbooth
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
Interview with Inc. Magazine for its "The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award" (1 April 1989) http://www.inc.com/magazine/19890401/5602.html
Variante: You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Quelle: Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 35
— Holly Black, buch The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Quelle: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Clemente's oft-cited "wasting your time on this earth" admonition, but in a context quite distinct from that of its ubiquitous counterpart (which is likewise contained in this speech—see below); from the opening of his Tris Speaker Memorial Award acceptance speech, delivered on January 29, 1971; as quoted in "800 Turn Out for Baseball Dinner" by Joe Heiling (The Houston Post, January 30, 1971, p. 1-B) and "Post Time: Clemente's Catch Proves Point" by Houston Post sports editor Clark Nealon (The Houston Post, June 18, 1971, p. 5-D).
Other, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>
Kontext: I am a very proud person. Baseball has helped send my brothers and nephews to school. But more than that, baseball has become my whole life. Accomplishment is something you cannot buy. If you have a chance and don’t make the most of it, you are wasting your time on this earth. It is not what you do in baseball or sports, but how hard you try. Win or lose, I try my best.
— Robert Hunter American musician 1941 - 2019
Go to Heaven (1980)
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Griff Furst American actor, director and musician 1981
'Ghost Shark' director Griff Furst is ready to ride 'Sharknado' Twitter wave http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2013/08/ghost_shark_director_griff_fur.html (August 20, 2013)
— John Townsend Canadian clinical psychologist and author 1952
Where Is God (2009, Thomas Nelson publishers)
— Anton LaVey, buch Satanische Bibel
The Satanic Bible (1969)
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"We Are The Few" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/06/
— Ernest Hemingway, buch Islands in the Stream
Pt. 2: Cuba (a few paragraphs from the end). The 'boy' is Thomas Hudson's last surviving son, Tom, a fighter pilot who was killed in action.
Islands in the Stream (1970)
— Robert Fulghum, buch All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Quelle: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
Quelle: Every Day
— E. Lockhart, buch We Were Liars
Quelle: We Were Liars
— Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?