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The Green Mile (1996)
Context: I'm rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel, boss. I'm tired of bein on the road, lonely as a robin in the rain. Not never havin no buddy to go on with or tell me where we's comin from or goin' to or why. I'm tired of people bein ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. I'm tired of all the times I've wanted to help and couldn't. I'm tired of bein in the dark. Mostly it's the pain. There's too much. If I could end it, I would. But I cain't.
„I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.“
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
„Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino play losers very well. But my audience like to be in there vicariously with a winner. That isn't always popular with critics. My characters have sensitivity and vulnerabilities, but they're still winners. I don't pretend to understand losers. When I read a script about a loser I think of people in life who are losers and they seem to want it that way. It's a compulsive philosophy with them. Winners tell themselves, I'm as bright as the next person. I can do it. Nothing can stop me.“
— Clint Eastwood actor and director from the United States 1930
On his role in The Beguiled
Source: Clint: The Life and Legend (1999), p. 189.
— Tom Hiddleston English actor, producer and musical performer 1981
„I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
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„The hole in one's heart gets filled by others around you. Friends won't flock to someone who abandons the memory of his friends and gives up on the world just because things don't go the way he wants them to. That won't help fill the hole in your heart. And people won't help those who run away and do nothing. As long as you don't give up, there will always be salvation.“
„The people who walk angelically according to their free will and practice discipline in the life of the angels remove themselves completely from the desires of the flesh, beloved brothers; they die daily in the life that belongs to earth, but they live in the life of the angels, just as they share in the life of the Lord.“
— Athanasius of Alexandria Patriarch of Alexandria 295 - 373
“The advanced life of virtue,” Athanasius and the Politics of Asceticism (1995), p. 314
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Variant: The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018
„I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.“
Source: Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993), pp. 133–135.
Context: The ultimate objective test of free will would seem to be: Can one predict the behavior of the organism? If one can, then it clearly doesn't have free will but is predetermined. On the other hand, if one cannot predict the behavior, one could take that as an operational definition that the organism has free will … The real reason why we cannot predict human behavior is that it is just too difficult. We already know the basic physical laws that govern the activity of the brain, and they are comparatively simple. But it is just too hard to solve the equations when there are more than a few particles involved … So although we know the fundamental equations that govern the brain, we are quite unable to use them to predict human behavior. This situation arises in science whenever we deal with the macroscopic system, because the number of particles is always too large for there to be any chance of solving the fundamental equations. What we do instead is use effective theories. These are approximations in which the very large number of particles are replaced by a few quantities. An example is fluid mechanics … I want to suggest that the concept of free will and moral responsibility for our actions are really an effective theory in the sense of fluid mechanics. It may be that everything we do is determined by some grand unified theory. If that theory has determined that we shall die by hanging, then we shall not drown. But you would have to be awfully sure that you were destined for the gallows to put to sea in a small boat during a storm. I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. … One cannot base one's conduct on the idea that everything is determined, because one does not know what has been determined. Instead, one has to adopt the effective theory that one has free will and that one is responsible for one's actions. This theory is not very good at predicting human behavior, but we adopt it because there is no chance of solving the equations arising from the fundamental laws. There is also a Darwinian reason that we believe in free will: A society in which the individual feels responsible for his or her actions is more likely to work together and survive to spread its values.
„People who have been hardworking, tax paying, those people ought to be given an opportunity to be on a track that leads towards citizenship, and if that happened, then they wouldn't be prey to the employers who say, 'We want you because we know that you work for a salary we could not lawfully pay anyone else.“
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1933
Interview, MSNBC, UNKNOWN DATE
„I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people.“
— John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890
„There are three persons living in each of us: the one we think we are, the one other people think we are, and the one God knows we are.“
— Leonard Ravenhill British writer 1907 - 1994
Source: Why Revival Tarries