„You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.“
Vous savez, c'est la vie qui a raison, l'architecte qui a tort.
Le Corbusier's reply upon learning that the housing project he had designed at Pessac had been altered by its inhabitants, quoted by Philippe Boudon, Lived-In Architecture: Pessac Revisited (1969) [trans. Gerald Onn]
Attributed from posthumous publications
Vous savez, c'est toujours la vie qui a raison, l'architecte qui a tort.
Réponse rapportée de Le Corbusier, informé du fait que la cité Frugès à Pessac qu'il avait conçue a été modifiée par ses habitants.
Variante: Vous savez, c'est la vie qui a raison, l'architecte qui a tort.
„We, all who live, have
A life that is lived
And another life that is thought,
And the only life we have
It's the one that is divided
In right or wrong.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
„You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life.“
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944
The 21 Success Secrets of Self-made Millionaires (2001), Conclusion : Success Is Predictable, p. 63
Contesto: You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be. Except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking.
— Ed Byrne Irish comedian 1972
Pedantic & Whimsical (2006)
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
„You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„I know it's wrong - God, it's all kinds of wrong - but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.“
— Cassandra Clare, libro Shadowhunters - Città di vetro
Origine: City of Glass
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
„You ought to be thankful for the little things
But little things are all you seem to give
You're always putting off what we can do today
Soap opera says you've got one life to live
Who's right, who's wrong?“
— Janet Jackson singer from the United States 1966
What Have You Done for Me Lately
„If you must know, I-I had never in my life kissed a young lady, and you are far too beautiful to me to want to get it wrong!“
— Diana Wynne Jones, libro Castle in the Air
Origine: Castle in the Air
„I don't care what people think. This is my life. I know who I am. I stood up for my rights and my life.“
— Tarkan Turkish singer 1972
Pop Music's Young Turk, Washington Post, November 18, 2001, https://archive.is/v9Jw, 2012-12-09 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A41014-2001Nov16¬Found=true,
„Life is not meaningless for the man who considers certain actions wrong simply because they are wrong, whether or not they violate the law.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Thoughts on Man's Purpose in Life (1974)
Contesto: Life is not meaningless for the man who considers certain actions wrong simply because they are wrong, whether or not they violate the law. This kind of moral code gives a person a focus, a basis on which to conduct himself. Certainly there is a temptation to let go of morals in order to do the expedient thing. But there is also a tremendous power in standing by what is right. Principle and accomplishment need not be incompatible.
A common thread moves through all the principles I have discussed: It is the desire to improve oneself and one's surroundings by actively participating in life. Too many succumb to the emotional preference of the comfortable solution instead of the difficult one. It is easy to do nothing. And to do nothing is also an act; an act of indifference or cowardice.
A person must prepare himself intellectually and professionally and then use his powers to their fullest extent.
„Knowing who you really are and dressing the part -- with an air of amused recklessness -- is life affirming for you and life enhancing for other people.“
— Simon Doonan British businessman 1952
Origine: Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You
„For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Letter to Larry Callen (14 July 1958), p. 133
1990s, The Proud Highway : The Fear and Loathing Letters Volume I (1997)
Contesto: I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively. … For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words.
„If you don’t have a dog--at least one--there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„You cannot teach painting because everyone's colour sense is different. But drawing.. you either get it right or wrong. You can tell whether people have drawn from life from their pictures.“
— L. S. Lowry British visual artist 1887 - 1976
Tynes Tees Television Interview 1968