— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Originale: Molte volte la vita mette a dura prova; se non sai giocartela bene, hai perso prima di iniziare.
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
— Nikki Sixx American musician 1958
Variante: When You've lost it all.... thats when you realize that Life is Beautiful.
Origine: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
— Oscar Wilde, libro Il ritratto di Dorian Gray
Origine: The Picture of Dorian Gray
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Song lyrics, Us (1992)
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
— Henry James, libro Ritratto di signora
Origine: The Portrait of a Lady
„What if it turns out that a life isn't defined by who you belong to, or where you came from, by what you wished for or whom you've lost, but instead by the moments you spend getting from each of these places to the next?“
— Jodi Picoult Author 1966
Origine: Vanishing Acts (2005)
„Do you treat this moment as if it were an obstacle to be overcome? Do you feel you have a future moment to get to that is more important?
Almost everyone lives like this most of the time. Since the future never arrives, except as the present, it is a dysfunctional way to live. It generates a constant undercurrent of unease, tension, and discontent. It does not honor life, which is Now and never not Now.“
— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948
Stillness Speaks (2003)
— Barbara Kingsolver American author, poet and essayist 1955
„The chorus of “Jack and Diane” is: Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone. Are you kidding me? The thrill of living was high school? Come on, Mr. Cougar Mellencamp. Get a life.“
— Mindy Kaling, libro Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Origine: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
I Will Always Love You from the album Jolene
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
John Rivers in The Genius and the Goddess (1955)
Contesto: You can't worship a spirit in spirit, unless you do it now. Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Time Regained is Paradise Lost, and Time Lost is Paradise Regained. Let the dead bury their dead. If you want to live at every moment as it presents itself, you've got to die to every other moment.
— Glen Cook, libro Shadows Linger
Origine: Shadows Linger (1984), Chapter 6, “Tally Mix-Up” (p. 232)
— Brian Bates British academic 1944
The Way of the Wyrd : Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (1983)
Contesto: All our lives are locked together in the shimmering world of wyrd in which all things are enmeshed and connected to one another by the threads of wyrd. … The wyrd sisters spin the web of wyrd and weave the loom of life, they do not thereby determine it … the wyrd sisters simply express the will of wyrd. And so do we. We cannot control our lives, because we too are inseparable aspects of wyrd and express its will. But this is not the same as saying our life is determined. Rather, it is saying we live like an ocean voyager, trimming our sails to the winds and tides of wyrd as we skim across the waters of life. And cresting the waves of wyrd is something that happens at every instant. The pattern of life is not woven ahead of time, like cloth to be worn later as a tunic. Rather, life is woven at the very instant you live it.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Origine: 1980s, Mind Without Measure (1984), p. 105
Contesto: First, we must be very clear that you and the speaker are treating life not as a problem but as a tremendous movement. If your brain is trained to solve problems, then you will treat this movement as a problem to be solved. Is it possible to look at life with all its questions, with all its issues, which is tremendously complex, to look at it not as a problem, but to observe it clearly, without bias, without coming to some conclusion which will then dictate your observation? You have to observe this vast movement of life, not only your own particular life, but the life of all humanity, the life of the earth, the life of the trees, the life of the whole world — look at it, observe it, move with it, but if you treat it as a problem, then you will create more problems.
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018