„Good breeding doesn't mean that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice when someone else does.“
— Anton Chekhov, buch The House with the Mezzanine
The House with the Mezzanine (1896)
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Quelle: Standup Comic
„People tend to take pride in who they are. And that's a bad idea, because that stops you from becoming who you could be. Because, if you're proud of who you are, you won't let that go when it's necessary; you won't step away from it.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
— Cory Doctorow, Little Brother
Quelle: Little Brother
— Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
Quelle: Change of Heart
„You can knock down kingdoms on a whim. What you need is someone to make sure you don't get hit by a carriage when you cross the street.“
— Scott Lynch, buch The Republic of Thieves
Quelle: The Republic of Thieves
„When you try to generate ideas, think of yourself as a sales person knocking on a whole subdivision of doors. Some won't open at all, some will open a suspicious crack, and some will slam in your face. But the more doors you knock on, the greater your chances of being invited in.“
— Tim Hurson Creativity theorist, author and speaker 1946
Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking
„I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.“
— Terence, Eunuchus
Act IV, scene 7, 42, line 812.
„don't stop to think of the words when you do stop, just stop to think of the picture better-and let your mind off yourself in this work.“
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
Quelle: Dr Sax
— Craig Groeschel American priest 1967
It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)
„When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.“
— Anton LaVey Founder of the Church of Satan, author of the Satanic Bible 1930 - 1997
" Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/Eleven.html"
— Hanif Kureishi English playwright, screenwriter, novelist 1954
„The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Der Schatten des Windes
Variante: Someone once said that the moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.
Quelle: The Shadow of the Wind
„But if you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Ashes
Variante: If you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.
Quelle: City of Ashes
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
"A Note on Integrity" (17 July 2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blyC329I3F0
Kontext: No one can tell the mountain what it's missing, or that it's lacking, or that it's something that it's not.... You know, you can shout all night long at the stars to stop twinkling — but they won't!... And it's quite a compliment, really, that you can be what you are, and that you can do the right thing, regardless of how popular it is, or if you have anyone helping you — or if you don't get anything for it.... All those people out there, looking up at you, screaming "stop twinkling!" — they have no power, at all. And what else could you do, being a star?
„You bought the girls drinks and you stared at their perfect bodies and you pretended that they liked you. And they pretended that they liked you, too. When you stopped spending money, they got up and pretended that they liked someone else.“
— George Alec Effinger, buch When Gravity Fails
Quelle: When Gravity Fails (1986), Chapter 1 (p. 4).