— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Quelle: Vorkosigan Saga, Barrayar (1991)
— Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985
Madonna House Staff Letter #140
„It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Reverence for Life (1969)
Kontext: I do not want to frighten you by telling you about the temptations life will bring. Anyone who is healthy in spirit will overcome them. But there is something I want you to realize. It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do. If your soul is harmed, something irreparable happens, the extent of which you won't realize until it will be too late.
„I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.“
— Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist
Quelle: The Accidental Tourist
— Chuck Palahniuk, buch Lullaby
„It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough.“
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
LeBron James Responds to Racial Vandalism: ‘Being Black in America Is Tough’, NY Times, June 1, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/sports/lebron-racist-graffiti-home.html?_r=0,
„This is the danger of loving: No matter how powerful you are, no matter how many kingdoms you rule, you cannot stop those you love from dying.“
— Kate DiCamillo, buch The Tale of Despereaux
Quelle: The Tale of Despereaux
— Alexandre Dumas, fils French writer and dramatist, son of the homonym writer and dramatist 1824 - 1895
Il faut aimer n'importe qui, n'importe quoi, n'importe comment, pourvu qu'on aime.
Les Idées de Madame Aubray (1867), Act I, sc. ii; translation from Louis Proal (trans. A. R. Allinson) Passion and Criminality (London: Imperial Press, 1905) p. 563.
„Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.“
— Cal Newport American computer scientist 1982
Quelle: So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
„But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Fallen Angels
Quelle: City of Fallen Angels
— Marcus Annaeus Seneca Roman scholar -54 - 39 v.Chr
Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, bk. 12, ch. 2, sect. 13; translation from Riad Aziz Kassis The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works (Leiden: Brill, 1999) p. 159.
Original: (la) Quid enim refert, quantum habeas? multo illud plus est, quod non habes.
„Love isn't how you feel. It's what you do. I've never had a feeling in my life. As a matter of fact, I matter only with earth people.“
— Madeleine L'Engle, A Wind in the Door
Quelle: A Wind in the Door
— Julia Glass, buch Three Junes
Quelle: Three Junes
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Quelle: We'll Always Have Summer