„If you want a lover I'll do anything you ask.
If you want a different kind of love I'll wear a mask.
If you want to strike me down in anger here I stand.
If you want a partner in life take my hand.
I'm your man.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
„You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Secrets of Closing the Sale (1984)
„Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1980s, A comment he made in persuading John Sculley to become Apple's CEO, as quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987) by John Sculley and John A. Byrne
„And I also say Pooh for sweetness and light,
And if you want to get the most out of life, why the thing to do is to be a gossiper by day and gossipee by night.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938), I Have It On Good Authority
„Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996), Context: If NASA's budgeters could be convinced that there are riches on Mars, we would explode overnight to stand on the rim of the Martian abyss. We need space for reasons we have not as yet discovered, and I don't mean Tupperware. … NASA feels it has to justify everything it does in practical terms. And Tupperware was one of the many practical products that came out of space travel. NASA feels it has got to flimflam you to get you to spend money on space. That's B. S. We don't need that. Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.
„I don’t want to escape via intellectual ruses – I want affirmations via passionate embraces & you can’t have life unless you live it.“
— Marsden Hartley American artist 1877 - 1943
1931 - 1943, letter to Adelaide Kuntz, November 6, 1935; as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott, Abbeville Publishers, Cross River Press, 1988, New York p. 169
— Tommy Newberry, Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life