„My life is lived, and I have played
The part that Fortune gave.“

Quelle: Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book IV, p. 138

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John Conington
britischer Klassischer Philologe 1825 - 1869

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„I have wedded the cause of human improvement, staked on it my fortune, my reputation and my life.“

—  Frances Wright American activist 1795 - 1852

Self-written epitaph on her tombstone in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati Ohio (c. 1850)

Elaine Paige Foto
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„I gave you my life, you gave me my life.
Like a gush of wind in my hair.“

—  Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

"Walking On Thin Ice" on Season of Glass (1981).
Kontext: I gave you my life, you gave me my life.
Like a gush of wind in my hair.
Why do we forget what's been said
And play the game of life with our hearts?

Elon Musk Foto

„Tuition costs are outrageous. Fortunately, they gave me a scholarship…so I only had to cover living expenses, books, etc., by working.“

—  Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)

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Isadora Duncan Foto

„I could have played the part of Saint Joan. I ought to have played it.“

—  Isadora Duncan American dancer and choreographer 1877 - 1927

As quoted in Isadora Duncan: An Intimate Portrait (1928) by Sewell Stokes, p. 180 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5M_nOS7vHGgC&pg=PA180&dq=bernard+shaw+isadora+duncan&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uwUKT7n7DIj_8QP6y5jKAQ&ved=0CDMQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q=bernard%20shaw%20isadora%20duncan&f=false
Kontext: I could have played the part of Saint Joan. I ought to have played it. I have the ample figure, the hardy physique of a farm-servant. Joan was a buxom creature. Yet she is always played by thin little actresses.

Diego Maradona Foto

„The unconventional and uninhibited way of living was a part of my life. I won't be like that now.“

—  Diego Maradona Argentine association football player 1960

Daily Mail interview

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„I have always felt that it is a task that you are given, and that you have it as long as you live. That is my fundamental view. It is an integral part of the job that you have it for life.“

—  Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940

On the possiblity of abdication, interview with Bo Lidegaard, 'Politiken' Partially available online http://politiken.dk/indland/ECE1495013/dronningen-opgaven-som-regent-har-man-for-livet/ (01 January 2012).
Possiblity of Abdication

Virgil Foto

„I have lived
and journeyed through the course assigned by fortune.
And now my Shade will pass, illustrious,
beneath the earth.“

Vixi, et, quem dederat cursum Fortuna, peregi; Et nunc magna mei sub terras ibit Imago.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Lines 653–654 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)

Iggy Pop Foto

„He was a person of affairs, in the worldly sense, with a lot of choices laid out on his smorgasbord. I had no choices whatsoever. I was a pariah. But a very fortunate one, in that he saw something worthwhile in me, and he made me two terrific records. He gave me the break I needed to continue living life. He is my benefactor.“

—  Iggy Pop American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor 1947

On his relations with David Bowie
Rolling Stone interview (2003)
Kontext: I used to catch myself — maybe we'd be having dinner with the future king of Spain, and I'd be grumpy, like, "What are we doing here, hanging out with these swells?" And then, right away, I'd realize, "Dude, you're jealous." It got very hard on a certain level. He was a person of affairs, in the worldly sense, with a lot of choices laid out on his smorgasbord. I had no choices whatsoever. I was a pariah. But a very fortunate one, in that he saw something worthwhile in me, and he made me two terrific records. He gave me the break I needed to continue living life. He is my benefactor.

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Algernon Charles Swinburne Foto

„I can truly say with Shelley I have been fortunate in friendships: that I have been no less fortunate in my enemies than in my friends.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

From his own Dedicatory Epistle to his Poems & Ballads 1904.

Ai Weiwei Foto
Laura Pausini Foto

„My daughter gave me the chance to be more mature and live a better life after 20 years.“

—  Laura Pausini Italian singer 1974

Los Angeles Daily News (October 16, 2014)

Walt Disney Foto

„Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life.“

—  Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966

Deeds Rather Than Words (1963)
Kontext: Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action.

Claude McKay Foto

„Deep in the secret chambers of my heart
I muse my life-long hate, and without flinch
I bear it nobly as I live my part.“

—  Claude McKay Jamaican American writer, poet 1889 - 1948

The White City, l. 2-4

Ai Weiwei Foto

„I have to respect my life, and free expression is part of my life. I can never really silence myself.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

2010-, You’re There but You’re Not Existing, 2012

Augustus Foto

„Have I played the part well? Then applaud as I exit.“

—  Augustus founder of Julio-Claudian dynasty and first emperor of the Roman Empire -63 - 14 v.Chr

Statement made as he was dying, as quoted in The Fall of the Roman Empire (2007) by Rita J. Markel, p. 126

Robert Owen Foto

„My life was not useless; I gave important truths to the world, and it was only for want of understanding that they were disregarded. I have been ahead of my time.“

—  Robert Owen Welsh social reformer 1771 - 1858

Deathbed statement (November 1858), in response to a church minister who asked if he regretted wasting his life on fruitless projects; as quoted in Harold Hill : A People's History http://www.haroldhill.org/section_two/section_two_page_one.htm (2004).

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