— Martin de Maat American theatre director 1949 - 2001
„Follow your heart, follow your dreams. If writing is your passion, put everything you have into it.“
Kontext: Follow your heart, follow your dreams. If writing is your passion, put everything you have into it. Let that passion, that joy, lead you. In the end it might not lead you to exactly the place you thought you were heading... but it will absolutely lead you someplace wonderful. And don’t let the Nay-Sayers, the Practical People, stop you or wear you down. Follow your dreams... and you can’t go wrong.
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
CMU Graduation speech (2008)
Kontext: You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later, many of you may take to your thirties or forties, but don't give up on finding it. Right, then all you are doing is waiting for the reaper. Find your passion and follow it. And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric — and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. And honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard real respect from your peers. And to be thought of well by people you think of more highly up is a tremendous honor I've been granted. Find your passion, and in my experience, no matter what you do at work or what you do in in official settings, that passion will be grounded in people. It will be grounded in the relationships you have with people and what they think of you when your time comes.
— Tori Amos American singer 1963
„You follow your feelings, you follow your dreams;
You follow the leader into the trees.
And what's in there waiting, neither one of us knows.
You gotta keep one eye open the further you go.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Wake Up Time
Lyrics, Wildflowers (1994)
„If you do not hear music in your words, you have put too much thought into your writing and not enough heart.“
— Terry Brooks American writer 1944
Quelle: Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life
„You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.“
— Richard Branson English business magnate, investor and philanthropist 1950
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
— Gail Carson Levine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Quelle: The Two Princesses of Bamarre
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
Quelle: The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart
„You can't write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.“
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, buch Half of a Yellow Sun
Quelle: Half of a Yellow Sun
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987