— Teresa Nielsen Hayden American editor and writer 1956
On Time (1995) http://nielsenhayden.com/ontime.html at nielsenhayden.com, accessed May 9, 2014.
Contesto: My own personal theory is that this is the very dawn of the world. We're hardly more than an eyeblink away from the fall of Troy, and scarcely an interglaciation removed from the Altamira cave painters. We live in extremely interesting ancient times.
I like this idea. It encourages us to be earnest and ingenious and brave, as befits ancestral peoples; but keeps us from deciding that because we don't know all the answers, they must be unknowable and thus unprofitable to pursue.
„If I conceive God as existing separately from the world my ideal will be likewise; but if God is nearness to the world I will stay at my post. My spiritual life will then consist in continually relating my particular personality to the centre of all personalities. The world is not everything, but neither is it nothing, it is a multiplicity of finite beings for whom God is absolute nearness.“
— Aldo Capitini Italian philosopher and political activist 1899 - 1968
„Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„The fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world.“
— Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935
Japan, The Ambiguous, and Myself (1994)
„I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.“
— Howard Gardner American developmental psychologist 1943
Howard Gardner (1983), "Multiple approaches to understanding," in: Charles M. Reigeluth (ed.) Instructional-design Theories and Models: A new paradigm of ..., Volume 2. p. 69-90
„Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.“
— Thomas Paine, libro I diritti dell'uomo
Part 2.7 Chapter V. Ways and means of improving the condition of Europe, interspersed with miscellaneous observations
Origine: 1790s, Rights of Man, Part 2 (1792)
Contesto: I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
„My tribulations are so great, my life so disturbed by the plans daily invented to further the King's wicked intention, the surprises which the King gives me, with certain persons of his council, are so mortal, and my treatment is what God knows, that it is enough to shorten ten lives, much more mine.“
— Catherine of Aragon first wife of Henry VIII of England (1485–1536) 1485 - 1536
Joanna Denny (2006) Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England's Tragic Queen, Da Capo Press, ISBN 0306814749, p. 175.
„Islam is my religion, but I believe my religion is my personal business. It governs my personal life, my personal morals. And my religious philosophy is personal between me and the God in whom I believe; just as the religious philosophy of these others is between them and the God in whom they believe. And this is best this way. Were we to come out here discussing religion, we’d have too many differences from the outstart and we could never get together.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
The Ballot or the Bullet (1964), Speech in Detroit, Michigan (12 April 1964)
Contesto: Islam is my religion, but I believe my religion is my personal business. It governs my personal life, my personal morals. And my religious philosophy is personal between me and the God in whom I believe; just as the religious philosophy of these others is between them and the God in whom they believe. And this is best this way. Were we to come out here discussing religion, we’d have too many differences from the outstart and we could never get together. [... ] If we bring up religion, we’ll be in an argument, and the best way to keep away from arguments and differences, as I said earlier, put your religion at home in the closet. Keep it between you and your God. Because if it hasn’t done anything more for you than it has, you need to forget it anyway.
„I so detached my heart from the world and cut short my hopes that for thirty years now I have performed each prayer as though it were my last and I were praying the prayer of farewell.“
— Rabia Basri Muslim saint and Sufi mystic
as quoted in Early Islamic Mysticism (New York: Paulist Press: 1996), p. 165
„I personally like being unique. I like being my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
Origine: Seriously... I'm Kidding
— Leonard Ravenhill British writer 1907 - 1994
„A person seeing (visiting) my grave deserves my intercession. And a person who visits me after my death is like a person who visited me during my lifetime.“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 334
„My instinct was that it felt personal. It was really about 'We don't like her.' Who were the judges and critics? I would like to ask them, 'What exactly is it that you personally find not sexy about me? Is it my figure? Is it my brain that bothers you?“
— Sarah Jessica Parker American actress 1965
On being named the Unsexiest Woman Alive by Maxim magazine
Interview for Allure magazine, February 2008
— Robert South English theologian 1634 - 1716
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 167.