„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.“

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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Robert Owen
britischer Unternehmer, Frühsozialist, gilt als der Begründ… 1771 - 1858

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„As I advanced in my career in librarianship, I have been a woman in a man’s world. However, this issue has not been an important factor in my thinking.“

—  Henriette Avram American computer programmer and system analyst. She developed the MARC formatting used in libraries 1919 - 2006

Quelle: MARC her Words: An Interview with Henriette Avram, 1989, p.861

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„Everybody wants me to show my vagina to the world. And the truth is, I don’t have to.“

—  Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986

Interview for Maxim Magazine.

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„My life was in crisis. All my values were becoming meaningless. I was discovering that my chosen profession was empty, foolish, as useless as—as playing chess.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935

Short fiction, Schwartz Between the Galaxies (1974)

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„Love has always been the most important business in my life; I should say the only one.“

—  Stendhal French writer 1783 - 1842

L'amour a toujours été pour moi la plus grande des affaires ou plutôt la seule.
La Vie d'Henri Brulard (1890)
Variant translation: Love has always been the most important business in my life, or rather the only one.

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„We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Last time you were starving, I gave you my blood. It was a little homoerotic, maybe, but I’m secure in my sexuality.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Heavenly Fire

Jace Herondale and Simon Lewis, pg. 509
Quelle: The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire (2014)
Kontext: "Why didn't you say something?"
"Because, it's not like there's animals I can feed on here."
"There's us."
"I don't want to feed on my friends' blood."
"Why not? We've been here before, haven't we? Last time you were starving, I gave you my blood. It was a little homoerotic, maybe, but I'm secure in my sexuality."

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„I think journalism was the most important thing I could have done with my life. I just can't think of anything I could have done with my life that would have been more meaningful.“

—  John Seigenthaler American journalist, writer, and political figure 1927 - 2014

Reported in his Tennessean's obituary; quoted in "John Seigenthaler dies at 86" http://www.poynter.org/2014/john-seigenthaler-dies-at-86/258597/ by Andrew Beaujon, poynter.org (11 July 2014)

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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?

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„I spend a lot of time with my family. Because I think it's part of my life. I think the time...long or short is not the most important. I think the most important is the quality time...quality time with family.“

—  Jet Li Chinese martial artist and actor 1963

As quoted in Jet Li Interview Transcript https://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/01/29/talkasia.li.script/ in CNN (January 29, 2003)

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

—  John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869

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

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„Let me tell you the secret of such so-called successes as there have been in my life, and here I believe I give you really good advice. It was to burn my boats and demolish my bridges behind me. Then one loses no time in looking behind, when one should have quite enough to do in looking ahead…“

—  Fridtjof Nansen Norwegian polar explorer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1861 - 1930

Rectorial address delivered at St. Andrews University, 3 November 1926. Translated in [Nansen, Fridtjof, Adventure, and other papers, https://books.google.com/books?id=G6snAQAAMAAJ, 1927, Books for Libraries Press, 27]

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„The only time I see the truth is when I cross my eyes.“

—  Louise Erdrich writer from the United States 1954

Quelle: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

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„All my life I've known better than to depend on the experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let them go ahead?“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

Conversation with Theodore C. Sorensen concerning the Bay of Pigs Invasion; as quoted in Sorensen's Kennedy (1965), p. 309.

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