— Don DeLillo, Valparaiso
Variante: There's no such thing as a soulmate... and who would want there to be? I don't want half of a shared soul. I want my own damn soul.
Quelle: Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
— Don DeLillo, Valparaiso
— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
Variante: I no longer think she's just being nice. She's being kind. Which is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
Quelle: Every Day
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Heavenly Fire
Quelle: City of Heavenly Fire
— Cheryl Strayed, buch Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Quelle: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
— Genevieve Nnaji Nigerian actress, producer, and director 1979
Quelle: Views on feminism https://punchng.com/feminism-im-a-woman-who-makes-her-own-choices-says-actress-genevieve-nnaji/ on April 1st, 2019.
— Elizabeth von Arnim Australian writer 1866 - 1941
Quelle: The Solitary Summer
„For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, "Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks."“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Thus I became a madman.
And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief.
The Madman (1918)
— Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461
The Confession (c. 452?)
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Song lyrics, Surprise (2006)
Kontext: Because you cannot walk with the holy,
If you're just a halfway decent man.
But I don't pretend that I'm a mastermind
With a genius marketing plan.I'm trying to tap into some wisdom,
Even a little drop would do.
I want to rid my heart of envy
And cleanse my soul of rage
Before I'm through.
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
Quote in a letter to Ella Wolfe, "Wednesday 13," 1938, as cited in Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera (1983) ISBN 0-06-091127-1 , p. 197. In a footnote (p.467), Herrera writes that Kahlo had heard this joke from her friend, the poet José Frías.
1925 - 1945
Variante: I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.
— Jenny Han, buch P.S. I Still Love You
Quelle: P.S. I Still Love You
„I don’t say I’ve got much of a soul, but, such as it is, I’m perfectly satisfied with the little chap. I don’t want people fooling about with it. ‘Leave it alone,’ I say. ‘Don’t touch it. I like it the way it is.“
— P.G. Wodehouse, buch Joy in the Morning
Joy in the Morning (1947)
— Jean Paul Sartre, The Flies
Electra to her brother Orestes, Act 2
The Flies (1943)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
— Markus Zusak Australian author 1975
Quelle: Getting the Girl
„I want to turn the whole thing upside down.
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found.
I’ll share this love I find with everyone.
We’ll sing and dance to mother nature’s songs.
I don’t want this feeling to go away.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006)