— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„Be your own worst critic.
When things go wrong it's tempting to shift the blame. Don't.
Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you're capable of.“
Origine: Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
„I think it's bullshit. People don't want to accept the responsibility for their own weakness so they place the blame on something that they're not responsible for, like a disease or genetics. As far as studies go, I could prove I was from Mars if you gave me enough time and enough resources.“
— James Frey, libro In un milione di piccoli pezzi
A Million Little Pieces (2003)
— Babur 1st Mughal Emperor 1483 - 1530
"History of India" at Amazing World http://www.amworld.info/india-travel/history-of-india; it is not clear in the source cited that this is a quote of Babur — it might be a comment made about him.
„We are each the authors of our own lives, Emma. We live in what we have created. There is no way to shift the blame and no one else to accept the accolades.“
— Barbara Taylor Bradford, A Woman of Substance
Origine: A Woman of Substance
„What are the best things and the worst things in your life, and when are you going to get around to whispering or shouting them?“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Origine: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity
„Responsibility is a unique concept… You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you… If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Contesto: Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.
„People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.“
— J. Michael Straczynski American writer and television producer 1954
„Be careful not to blame yourself if someone rejects Christ. If you do, you might be tempted to take credit when someone accepts him.“
— Craig Groeschel American priest 1967
It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)
„it's impossible to remain angry or blame other people for problems in your life when you are saying, "I am responsible“
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944
Origine: Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life
„One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on.“
— P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947
Rolling Stone (30 November 1989) https://books.google.com/books?id=4cl5c4T9LWkC&pg=PA347&lpg=PA347&dq=%22the+annoying+things+about+believing+in+free+will+and+individual+responsibility%22&source=bl&ots=87tHwdgxHT&sig=t-cX3HtpzKcKAd5GztMu4YkLLgM&hl=en&ei=Jl7OSvzgFpCMtgemntGEBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CBwQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22the%20annoying%20things%20about%20believing%20in%20free%20will%20and%20individual%20responsibility%22&f=false
Contesto: One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
„It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life.“
— Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies of War
Origine: The 33 Strategies of War
„What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.“
— Doris Lessing, libro The Golden Notebook
Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 2"<!-- 255 -->
Origine: The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contesto: It seems to me like this. It's not a terrible thing — I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning, to do without something one really wants. It's not bad to say: My work is not what I really want, I'm capable of doing something bigger. Or I'm a person who needs love, and I'm doing without it. What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
„When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„And you can't find "love" because in order to find "love" you have to be capable of dishing it out. In order to be capable of giving "love", your own life has to be in harmony with everything else, and that's not attainable…“
— Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017
„When you have trouble with things—whether it's figuring out whether to push or pull a door or the arbitrary vagaries of the modern computer and electronics industries—it's not your fault. Don't blame yourself: blame the designer.“
— Donald A. Norman, libro The Design of Everyday Things
Introduction to the 2002 Edition, p. x.
The Design of Everyday Things (1988, 2002)
„… when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free. To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.“
— Richard Carlson Author, psychotherapist and motivational speaker 1961 - 2006
Origine: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life