— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
— Gabriel García Márquez, libro Living to Tell the Tale
Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
Variante: Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.
— Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937
„You can see how the word responsibility is in essence the ability to respond. To become responsible is to step into this ability and chose to both create and respond to your life instead of to passively react to it as if it is happening to you. It is stepping into authority over yourself. It is a highly empowered state. It is a state of accountability.“
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
„Responsibility is the cornerstone of awakening. Essentially, what responsibility is, is owning your own life. To become responsible is to step into this ability and chose to both create and respond to your life instead of to passively react to it as if it is happening to you. It is stepping into authority over yourself.“
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
„At any given moment in your life, you have the choice between love and fear. And that’s a choice you make. You make the choice of how you react to events.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview with Windy City Queercast (5 February 2011) http://www.windycityqueercast.com/audio.html?ID=535
„"That's the way it works in movies," said Suzanne. "Something happens that has an impact on someone's life, and based on that impact, his life shifts course. Well, that's not how it happens in life. Something has an impact on you, and then your life stays the same, and you think, 'Well, what about the impact?'“
— Carrie Fisher, libro Postcards from the Edge
You have epiphanies all the time. They just don't have any effect."
Postcards from the Edge (1987)
„At the end of a person's life that's what they are looking at. What happened inside? How did that experience change me, and how did I change it?“
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
„No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
— Rhonda Byrne Australian writer and producer 1951
— David Nicholls, libro Un giorno
Origine: One Day
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)"; similar expressions were used by others prior to Lennon's use of this line, and have been attributed to Betty Talmadge, Thomas La Mance, Margaret Millar, William Gaddis, and Lily Tomlin, but the earliest known published occurrence was the 1957 attribution of "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." to Allen Saunders in Reader's Digest, according to The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When (2006) by Ralph Keyes
Lyrics, Double Fantasy (1980)
Variante: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
— Marcus Aurelius, libro Meditations
Variante: How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.
„To conceive of knowledge as a collection of information seems to rob the concept of all of its life. Knowledge resides in the user and not in the collection. It is how the user reacts to a collection of information that matters.“
— C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
Origine: 1960s - 1970s, The Design of Inquiring Systems (1971), p. 10; cited in Daniel J. Power (2004) Decision Support Systems: Frequently Asked Questions, p. 23
„There was a time when I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself. But now I hate her guts. I do. How do you explain that? What happened to that love? What happened to it, is what I'd like to know. I wish someone could tell me.“
— Raymond Carver, libro What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Origine: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981)
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
— Benjamin Brewster American businessman 1828 - 1897
J. Jonathan Gabay. Gabay's Copywriters' Compendium, p. 550. Elsevier 2007.
„You ask me what's happened in my life, why and how I did this and that. And I think and tell, but it's never true story, because everything is so much more complicated, and also I can't even remember how things happened. Whole process is boring. Also false, but mostly boring.“
— Mikhail Baryshnikov Soviet-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born in Letonia, Soviet Union 1948
As quoted in "Profile: The Soloist" by Joan Acoccella, in The New Yorker (January 19, 1998); reprinted in Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker https://books.google.com/books?id=KDhjzXAjyUMC&pg=PA62 (2000), edited by David Remnick, p. 62.
„You don't know what can happen tomorrow. Life is like a novel, isn't it? It's filled with suspense. You never know what's going to happen until you turn the page.“
— Sidney Sheldon American writer 1917 - 2007
Variante: Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.