„When you give up junk, you give up a way of life.“
Kontext: When you give up junk, you give up a way of life. I have seen junkies kick and hit the lush and wind up dead in a few years. Suicide is frequent among ex-junkies. Why does a junky quit junk of his own will? You never know the answer to that question. No conscious tabulation of the disadvantages and horrors of junk gives you the emotional drive to kick. The decision to quit junk is a cellular decision, and once you have decided to quit you cannot go back to junk permanently any more than you could stay away from it before.
— Danielle Steel, buch The Gift
Variante: She didn't want to let go of him, or the baby, but sometimes life made you give up what you loved most.
Quelle: The Gift
— Josemaría Escrivá Spanish theologian 1902 - 1975
The Furrow (1986)
— Gottfried de Purucker Author, Theosophist 1874 - 1942
Give up the small life, the petty life, the mean life, the restricted life, the little personal life which shuts you in - give it up and follow the light of the Star within you.
The Masters and the Path of Occultism (1939)
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
Quelle: Existentialism Is a Humanism (1946), p. 58
„Stand up to an obstacle. Just stand up to it, that's all, and don't give way under it, and it will finally break. You will break it. Something has to break, and it won't be you, it will be the obstacle.“
— Norman Vincent Peale, buch The Power of Positive Thinking
Quelle: The Power of Positive Thinking
— Sophie Kinsella, buch Mini Shopaholic
Quelle: Mini Shopaholic
— Tom Clancy, buch Against All Enemies
Quelle: Against All Enemies
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Quelle: Something to Smile about: Encouragement and Inspiration for Life's Ups and Downs
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
Yanni in Words. Miramax Books. Co-author David Rensin
„One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018
Variante: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.
— Candace Bushnell, buch Sex and the City
Quelle: Sex and the City
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
Variant translation: The Policeman said to me, "You want to know the way? Give up! Just give up!" And he turned away like a man that wants to be alone with his laughter.
The Complete Stories (1971)
„God nowhere tells us to give up things for the sake of giving them up. He tells us to give them up for the sake of the only thing worth having--viz., life with Himself. It is a question of loosening the bonds that hinder the life…“
— Oswald Chambers British missionary 1874 - 1917
Quelle: My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year
„If you hear yourself saying “I could never give up ice cream” (or something else), realize that you may just be short on vegucation. There are lots of rich, luscious nondairy ice creams on the market … If you have the necessary information and you're still saying “I could never give up…,” listen to yourself. You're affirming weakness. … You're bigger than that. You can eat plants and save lives. You can give your life exponentially more meaning by living in a way that decreases suffering just because you got up and chose a kind breakfast.“
— Victoria Moran American writer 1950
Quelle: The Good Karma Diet (2015), Ch. 2: The Good Karma Diet
— Nicholas Lore American social scientist 1944
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