„If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely — by that time, you're both dead.“
On successful marriage. Associated Press interview (1997).
Contexte: First of all, you have to marry the right person. If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely — by that time, you're both dead. So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person.
„If you're going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you're not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you're probably doing something wrong.“
— Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016
Speech at Chapman Law School http://lawandordnance.com/oldbrass/2005/08/the_quotable_sc.php (August 2005).
„Dreams, Mr. Nyazi, are perfect ideals, complete in themselves. How can you impose them on a constantly changing, imperfect, incomplete reality? You would become a Humbert, destroying the object of your dream; or a Gatsby, destroying yourself.“
— Azar Nafisi, livre Reading Lolita in Tehran
Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003)
„You have to work at relationships. You can’t just walk out on them every time something goes wrong.“
— Nick Hornby, livre High Fidelity
Source: High Fidelity
„Nothing is going to change in the Congo until you and I figure out what is wrong with the person in the mirror.“
— Donald Miller, livre Blue Like Jazz: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality
Blue Like Jazz (2003, Nelson Books)
„People are terrified of changing their minds. Changing your mind is a door you don’t want to open because you don’t know what’s behind it. Changing your mind means losing all your friends. Changing your mind means a complete revolution in your life. Changing your mind means publicly admitting you’ve been wrong. […] People don’t want to change their minds.“
— Peter Hitchens, livre The Rage Against God
Peter Hitchens: The Rage Against God
On Changing One's Mind
— Melina Marchetta, livre On the Jellicoe Road
Source: On the Jellicoe Road
„Things change whether you want them to, or not--unless you are dead. Don't hold so hard to the past that you die with it.“
— Patricia Briggs, livre River Marked
Source: River Marked
„If you get bored with the person you married for love, there's something wrong with you - not with that person.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Malavika Sangghvi
„The odd time something happens and you go into some kind of enchantment (on stage). But you have to work very hard to get that. Most of the time you're just playing and singing the songs, and there's no guarantee that you are going to get anywhere….“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
As quoted in Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography (2003) by Clinton Heylin
— Andy Warhol, livre The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
Source: 1975, Ch. 7: Time
Source: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
„Numbers aren’t the important thing … what matters is deciding in your heart to accept another person completely. When you do that, it is always the first time and the last.“
— Haruki Murakami, livre Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
The Kidney-shaped Stone that Moves Every Day (translated by Jay Rubin)
Source: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
„Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.“
— Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
Wayne Dyer, quoted in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism (2002) by Gary Gach, p. 285
„Lesson #7: Belief and seeing are both often wrong.
Lesson #8: Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning.
Lesson #9: In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil.
Lesson #10: Never say never.
Lesson #11: You can't change human nature…“
— Robert S. McNamara American businessman and Secretary of Defense 1916 - 2009
Robert S. McNamara (2004), Official Teacher's Guide for The Fog of War, p. 5