— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
„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, könyv The Rage Against God
Peter Hitchens: The Rage Against God
On Changing One's Mind
„“Don’t tell me. It changed your life.” I was smiling.
She smiled back. “It didn’t even change my mind.”“
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
Divided by Infinity (p. 180)
The Perseids and Other Stories (2000)
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
„I am alone here in my own mind.
There is no map
and there is no road.
It is one of a kind
just as yours is.“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
„(…) if you can change yourself you will find that no other change is needed. To change the picture you merely change the film, you do not attack the cinema screen! (…) Clarify your mind, purify your heart, sanctify your life – this is the quickest way to a change of your world.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Forrás: I am That, P.129.
— Thomas Pynchon, könyv Inherent Vice
Forrás: Inherent Vice
„Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here… is France, and we're in the middle — that's my map of Africa.“
— Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
Discussing the w:Emin Pasha Relief Expedition with Eugen Wolf on 5 December 1888
:„Ihre Karte von Afrika ist ja sehr schön, aber meine Karte von Afrika liegt in Europa. Hier liegt Rußland, und hier" - nach links deutend - "liegt Frankreich, und wir sind in der Mitte; das ist meine Karte von Afrika."
::Eugen Wolf: Vom Fürsten Bismarck und seinem Haus. Tagebuchblätter. 2nd edition Berlin 1904, p. 16 archive.org http://archive.org/stream/vomfrstenbismar00wolfgoog#page/n34/mode/2up
„Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.“
— Stephen King, könyv Hearts in Atlantis
Forrás: Hearts in Atlantis
„Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.“
— Marianne Williamson American writer 1952
Forrás: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
„It's good to keep changing your mind. It shows you're thinking. I'll only stop changing my mind when I'm dead. And maybe not even then.“
— John Marsden author 1950
Forrás: Darkness, Be My Friend
— Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Forrás: Special Topics in Calamity Physics