„Every day I remind myself of all that I have been given.“
Kontext: Every day I remind myself of all that I have been given. … With singing, you never know when you are going to lose the voice, and that makes you appreciate the time that you have when you are still singing well. I am always thanking God for another season, another month, another performance.
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Quelle: Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
„And yet I cannot continue in this condition! I have to remind myself to breathe — almost to remind my heart to beat!“
— Emily Brontë, buch Sturmhöhe
Heathcliff (Ch. XXXIII).
Quelle: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: I have neither a fear, nor a presentiment, nor a hope of death. Why should I? With my hard constitution, and temperate mode of living, and unperilous occupations, I ought to, and probably shall remain above ground, till there is scarcely a black hair on my head. And yet I cannot continue in this condition! I have to remind myself to breathe — almost to remind my heart to beat! And it is like bending back a stiff spring — it is by compulsion that I do the slightest act, not prompted by one thought; and by compulsion that I notice anything alive or dead, which is not associated with one universal idea. I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it. They have yearned towards it so long and so unwaveringly, that I’m convinced it will be reached — and soon — because it has devoured my existence. I am swallowed up in the anticipation of its fulfilment. My confessions have not relieved me — but they may account for some otherwise unaccountable phases of humour which I show. Oh, God! It's a long fight, I wish it were over!
„A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
1930s, Mein Weltbild (My World-view) (1931)
Quelle: The World As I See It
Kontext: How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving....
— Grant Morrison writer 1960
Quelle: Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
„After all that I'd been through, after all that I'd learned and all that I'd been given, I was going to do what I had been doing every day for the last few years now: just show up and do the best that I could do with whatever lay in front of me.“
— Michael J. Fox Canadian-American actor 1961
Quelle: Lucky Man
„I am reminded every day of my life, if not by events, then by my wife, that I am not a perfect man.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Speech in Mitchell, South Dakota; (1 June 2008)
„This cold weather has set all the young Folks to providing Bedfellows. I have signed two or three Licences every Day [as a Fairfax Justice of the Peace] since I have been at Home. I wish I knew where to get a good one myself; for I find cold Sheets extremely disagreeable.“
— George Mason American delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention 1725 - 1792
Letter to his cousin, James Mercer (5 February 2780)
„Every day, the people I meet inspire me, every day, they make me proud, every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, Democratic National Convention speech (2012)
„I try every day to challenge myself further, and I believe in doing this I slay the monster (within) bit by bit. That's why being political is an essential part of my life. In the end, its all I have.“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Books, ACTIVISM
„I'm staggered by the question of what it's like to be a multimillionaire. I always have to remind myself that I am.“
— Bruce Willis American actor, producer, and musician 1955
RS. Issue 858/859.
„Every day I practise my flute. I've been doing it for decades and every day I find something new that inspires me for all the rest that I do in my days.“
— Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952
Interview with the Financial Times reporter, 2002.
— Suzanne Collins, buch Die Tribute von Panem – Flammender Zorn
„I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
2005-09, Address at Stanford University (2005)
Kontext: When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
PV, p. 73; SV1, XIII, p. 559; Jon Bartley Stewart. 2008. Johan Ludvig Heiberg: Philosopher, Littérateur, Dramaturge, and Political Thinker. Museum Tusculanum Press.
„All my days I have been troubled by the verse: "With all your soul", meaning: Even if God takes your soul. I said to myself: When will the opportunity be afforded me to fulfill this verse?“
— Akiba ben Joseph Tanna 50 - 136
Talmud Bavli,Berakhot https://www.sefaria.org.il/Berakhot.61b.9?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en|
„I have done all that I came into this world to do. I have worked task work, and have the rest of the day to myself.“
— Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia
“The superannuated man”
Last Essays of Elia (1833)
— Judith McNaught, buch A Kingdom of Dreams
Quelle: A Kingdom of Dreams