„Try it. You don't have to do it ever again if you don't want to. But try it once. Try everything once.“
— Melvin Burgess British children's writer 1954
„What do you mean, 'you don't need to buy it'? You don't need to do anything, except pay taxes and die.“
— Sam Donaldson American journalist 1934
As quoted in "Respek" http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=m1_FAsefZ6o (18 July 2004), Da Ali G Show.
„p>You are more than now;
You are for always.
I can see in you
My dreams come true.
Don't you ever go away.You make me feel like
There's nothing I can't do.
And when I hold you,
I only want to say
I love you.</p“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
„And sure, I know if you eat this way you'll die. So? If you don't eat this way you're still going to die. Why not die happy?“
— Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: Glorious is the risk! — καλος γαρ ο κινδυνος, glorious is the risk that we are able to run of our souls never dying … Faced with this risk, I am presented with arguments designed to eliminate it, arguments demonstrating the absurdity of the belief in the immortality of the soul; but these arguments fail to make any impression on me, for they are reasons and nothing more than reasons, and it is not with reasons that the heart is appeased. I do not want to die — no; I neither want to die nor do I want to want to die; I want to live for ever and ever and ever. I want this "I" to live — this poor "I" that I am and that I feel myself to be here and now, and therefore the problem of the duration of my soul, of my own soul, tortures me.
„The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931