„You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.“
Můžete o člověku říci více na základě toho, co mluví o ostatních, jak na základě toho, co o něm řeknou ostatní.
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Johnny Green to Mike Steen in Steen, Mike. Hollywood Speaks! An Oral History, G.P. Putnam's, New York, 1974.
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
— Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983
As quoted in The Sunday Telegraph, London (1975), and Rebecca West : A Life (1987) by Victoria Glendinning, p. xi
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
„The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Sand and Foam (1926)
„Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others-- even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.“
— Jim Butcher, livre Changes
Source: The Dresden Files, Changes (2010), Chapter 26
Contexte: Harry Dresden: But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn’t about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn’t about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine. Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others—even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.
— Ali, livre Nahj al-Balagha
Contexte: A man sarcastically started praising Imam Ali, though he had no faith in him and Imam Ali hearing these praises from him said "I am less than what you tell about me but more than what you think about me."
— David Yezzi American poet 1966
Interview with Ernest Hibert (2006)
— Fay Weldon English author, essayist and playwright 1931
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Paid My Dues
Freak of Nature (2001)
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„It tells you how to boil water. What expression to wear when you are eating eggs. How to starve. When to eat. What your first meal should be. What your last meal should be. It says more about death than eating and more about living than cooking.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
Georgina and Richard
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
— Erica Jong, livre Fear of Flying
Source: Fear of Flying
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
Ce qui fait que si peu de personnes sont agréables dans la conversation, c'est que chacun songe plus à ce qu'il veut dire qu'à ce que les autres disent.
Réflexions diverses, IV: De la conversation.
Later Additions to the Maxims
„All you can usually say about a poem or a picture is, 'Look at it, listen to it.' Whether you listen to a piece of music or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own.“
— Basil Bunting Poet 1900 - 1985
Basil Bunting on Poetry ed Peter Makin, The Johns Hopkins University Press; New edition (1 Oct 2003) ISBN 978-0801877506
„When I said, "I feel like everything I tried to do is there", it is less because of what I did than it is a case of Michael keeping his word. Sometimes he'd launch into a discourse, a convoluted discourse about something or other, and I had no idea what he was saying. I'd tease him about it, "What on earth are you talking about?"“
— Madeleine Stowe American actress 1958
Mohican Press interview (2005)
— Stephen R. Covey, livre The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change