„You have to make an effort to always look at the good side, always think about the good things. Then you've got nothing to be afraid of. If something bad comes up, you do more thinking at that point.“
Źródło: The Elephant Vanishes
„You see, one of the best things about reading is that you'll always have something to think about when you're not reading.“
— James Patterson American author 1947
Źródło: The Christmas Wedding
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Źródło: Hamlet, Act II, scene ii.
„To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline — training — is about.“
— James Clavell, książka Shōgun
Źródło: Shōgun (1975), Ch. 5
„Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.“
— Norman Schwarzkopf United States Army general 1934 - 2012
Quoted in "The Military Quotation Book" (2002) by James Charlton, p. 60
„I think MySpace is doomed, I give them about two more years…. I think Facebook is the next Microsoft in both the bad and the good senses. That's an amazing company that is going to do a lot of good and bad things.“
— Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966
Jimmy Wales on tech's future, Orlando Sentinel http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2007-11-03/business/horowitz03_1_wikipedia-jimmy-wales-copyright (03 November 2007)
„It's good to be sent back to the underground. There's always a good side to bad things and the good side to this is that at least everyone has to go back down.“
— Joe Strummer British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002
„One thing that's good about procrastination is that you always have something planned for tomorrow.“
— Gladys Bronwyn Stern British writer 1890 - 1973
Quoted in Women Know Everything!: 3,241 Quips, Quotes, and Brilliant Remarks By Karen Weekes, p. 480
„You know, sometimes you've got to trust the people you love. You've got to trust that if they're good people, they'll make good decisions.“
— Janette Rallison American writer 1966
Źródło: How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
„A second thing that an individual must do in seeking to love his enemy is to discover the element of good in his enemy, and everytime you begin to hate that person and think of hating that person, realize that there is some good there and look at those good points which will over-balance the bad points.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
„I think there's blame on both sides, you look at, you look at both sides, I think there's blame on both side, and I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, August
„Above all, it's creative thinking that lies at the basis of discoveries. You must dare to think differently, see things from different sides, in order to come across fortuitous new ideas frequently. You should develop even the most stupid ideas and when you do this systematically, there will always come something useful out of it.“
— Simon van der Meer Dutch physicist 1925 - 2011
in De Libero van het CERN. Jaarboek 1985. Vereniging voor Technische Physica. TU Delft. p. 61.
„I think the unique thing about music and graphic art is as oposed to, say, acting and directing, that if you are good you can always create a place for yourself.“
— Cass Elliot American singer 1941 - 1974
Rolling Stone interview (1968)
Kontekst: I think the unique thing about music and graphic art is as oposed to, say, acting and directing, that if you are good you can always create a place for yourself. In acting, for instance, there's only a certain amount of good parts; you have to find the right vehicle. But if you're making good music, man, there's so much room. I think that any group that's really good can make it, anytime. That was my feeling behind the Mamas and Papas. When I heard us sing together the first time… we knew, we knew… this is it. This was when we first came to California, after we'd left the islands.
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
Źródło: The Complete Fairy Tales
„Trying to please everybody is impossible - if you did that, you'd end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You've just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Źródło: The Beatles Anthology
„You get to the point in your life where everything isn't black and white and good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. Now, you might not like that. You might think me very cynical about that. Well f--- it; I don’t care what you think.“
— Roy McDonald (politician) American politician 1947
Reported in Lucian McCarty, "Sen. Roy McDonald Comes to his decision on the same-sex marriage measure after careful consideration, remains firm in his support despite criticism", The Saratogian (June 2011).
This was on Senator McDonald's change of vote from a "no" in 2009 to a "yes" in 2011.
„I think that commercialization in the long run will not affect the integrity of the music. In every venture, musical or otherwise, you will always have good and bad. The same applies here.“
— Zakir Hussain (musician) Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer 1951
In "The ring from Lata was like a blessing from Saraswati".