„They will not let you have peace, they don't want you to have anything they don't have themselves.“
— Margaret Atwood, libro Surfacing
— Margaret Atwood, libro Surfacing
— Fran Lebowitz author and public speaker from the United States 1950
Reported by Steve Pinker, " I am Steve Pinker, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard. Ask me anything. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a67x4/i_am_steve_pinker_a_cognitive_psychologist_at/c8uiccn", Reddit.com (March 12, 2013).
— Flannery O’Connor American novelist, short story writer 1925 - 1964
— Mark Twain, libro Le avventure di Huckleberry Finn
Notebook entry, January or February 1894, Mark Twain's Notebook, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1935), p. 240 http://books.google.com/books?id=DjBVlb7cBSIC&pg=PA240
Variante: If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
Origine: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
— Robert Kagan, libro Of Paradise and Power
Alternate version: If you don't have a hammer, you don't want anything to look like a nail.
Of Paradise and Power, p. 26
According to Kagan, this is a variation of the proverb "When you have a hammer, all problems start to look like nails." (p. 25 of the same book)
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
Origine: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
— John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
Origine: The Book of Lost Things
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Origine: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Contesto: You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
— Meg Cabot Novelist 1967
Origine: Queen of Babble Gets Hitched
— Robin McKinley American fantasy writer 1952
— Burt Rutan American aerospace engineer 1943
From article: Taylor, Chris (Nov. 29, 2004). The Sky's the Limit. Time Magazine, p. 67.
— J. M. Barrie, What Every Woman Knows
What Every Woman Knows (1908)
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, Farewell Speech (2017)
Contesto: !-- So the young people here and the young people out there: --> Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don't matter, or like you don't have a place in our American story — because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are.
But I also want to be very clear: This right isn't just handed to you. No, this right has to be earned every single day. You cannot take your freedoms for granted. Just like generations who have come before you, you have to do your part to preserve and protect those freedoms. And that starts right now, when you're young.
Right now, you need to be preparing yourself to add your voice to our national conversation. You need to prepare yourself to be informed and engaged as a citizen, to serve and to lead, to stand up for our proud American values and to honor them in your daily lives. And that means getting the best education possible so you can think critically, so you can express yourself clearly, so you can get a good job and support yourself and your family, so you can be a positive force in your communities.
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Origine: No Way Out (2002), Ch. 7: What Kind Of Human Being Do You Want?
— Edward German English musician and composer 1862 - 1936
In a letter to his sisters in 1927.
— Haruki Murakami, libro Kafka sulla spiaggia
Origine: Kafka on the Shore
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
[2014-11-09, Television series, Face the Nation, CBS], quoted in [2014-11-09, George W. Bush: ‘You have to earn your way into politics,’ nothing ‘is ever given to you’, David Edwards, Raw Story, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/george-w-bush-you-have-to-earn-your-way-into-politics-nothing-is-ever-given-to-you/, 2014-11-22]