„You know what the secret is? It's so simple. We love one another. We're nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is? - Carmen“
— Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
„I was scared of one thing after another. I still am.
Naturally. How could it be otherwise? You can either be fearless or you can be free, you can’t be both.“
— John Berger, Here Is Where We Meet: A Story of Crossing Paths
„Communication is — start by understanding — your own understanding about people. Even though you want them to understand you, you know, it is — unless you understand people, it is almost impossible.“
— Shunryu Suzuki Japanese Buddhist missionary 1904 - 1971
Context: Communication is — start by understanding — your own understanding about people. Even though you want them to understand you, you know, it is — unless you understand people, it is almost impossible. Don't you think so? Only when you understand people, they may understand you. So even though you do not say anything, if you understand people there is some communication. Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha lecture at the Zen Mountain Center (17 August 1971) http://suzukiroshi.sfzc.org/archives/index.cgi/710817V.html
— Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You
„No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
— Ta-Nehisi Coates writer, journalist, and educator 1975
Ibid. (May 30, 2014) Part 2, Democracy Now!
„India is still foreign to me, it's a familiar foreignness in some way, but it's still surprising. When you see a temple in India, you don't say, oh there's another temple, you say: "My God! How could anyone have had the imagination to do something so amazing!" It's never what you expect.“
— Wendy Doniger American Indologist 1940
About her comfort level staying in India.
— Carol Plum-Ucci, What Happened to Lani Garver
— Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981
short quotes, 9 November 1965; p. 54