„When I am dead I would rather people thought me better than I was instead of worse; but if they think me worse, I cannot help it and, if it matters at all, it will matter more to them than to me.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XXIV - The Life of the World to Come
— Anzia Yezierska American writer 1880 - 1970
„Here's my throat. I carry no weapon. You could have killed me at any time, even when I knew you were my enemy. Why did you need to deceive me into trusting you first? Were you afraid that death wouldn't bother me enough, unless I felt betrayed?“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, The Memory Of Earth (1992)
„It seems to me that had I not known Dostoevsky or Nietzsche or Freud or X or Z, I should have thought just as I did, and that I found in them rather an authorization than an awakening. Above all, they taught me to cease doubting, to cease fearing my thoughts, and to let those thoughts lead me to those lands that were not uninhabitable because after all I found them already there.“
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
Pourtant il me semble que, n'eussé-je connu ni Dostoïevski, ni Nietzsche, ni Freud, ni X. ou Z., j'aurais pensé tout de même, et que j'ai trouvé chez eux plutôt une autorisation qu'un éveil. Surtout ils m'ont appris à ne plus douter de moi-même, à ne pas avoir peur de ma pensée et à me laisser mener par elle, puisqu'aussi bien je les y retrouvais.
“Characters,” p. 306
Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality (1964)
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
„The thing about happiness is that it doesnt help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I've had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me.“
— Lana Turner American actress 1921 - 1995
On strength, p. 307.
Source: Dreamland (2000)
„If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too. I want them to be able to do whatever they want around me.“
Variant: I don't want to be somebody's crush. if somebody likes me, i want them to like the real me, not what they think i am. And i don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so i can feel it too. - Sam
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„I felt the beginning of a farewell rise in me like a sob. But there are too many of them for one to mourn them all.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XV - An Apparition
Context: I felt the beginning of a farewell rise in me like a sob. But there are too many of them for one to mourn them all. How many of them are there on all this plain? How many, how many of them are there in all this moment? Our heart is only made for one heart at a time. It wears us out to look at all. One may say, "There are the others," but it is only a saying. "You shall not know; you shall not know."
„"Is," "is." "is" — the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything "is"; I only know how it seems to me at this moment.“
— Robert Anton Wilson American author and polymath 1932 - 2007
The Historical Illuminatus as spoken by Sigismundo Celine
Source: Nature's God
„Give me my freedom for as long as I be
All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me
All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me
And all I ask of dyin' is to go naturally…
And when I die, and when I'm gone
There'll be one child born, in our world
To carry on, to carry on…“
— Laura Nyro American musician and songwriter 1947 - 1997
"And When I Die"
„I have studied at Barcelona, at Salamanca, at Alcala, at Paris; what have I learned? The language of doubt; but in me there was no harbor for doubt. Jesus came, and my trust in God has grown by the doubts of men.“
— Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Saint, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) 1491 - 1556
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 599.
„I trust him implicitly but that doesn't stop women coming on to him. It infuriates me when women approach him [Ioan] and kiss him full on the mouth right in front of me. They obviously don't think of me as any competition now that I'm a brunette. I think I might have to go blonde again!“
— Alice Evans British actress 1971
"Alice in Wonderland" The Sunday Times Style magazine, 14 July 2002.
„The situation is clear. I trust in my ability, I trust in what I do and, if people put their trust in me, I will deliver for them.“
— Billy Davies Scottish association football player and manager 1964
Aug 2009, http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Davies-Forest-sign-players/article-715858-detail/article.html?logout=true.
— Conan O'Brien American television show host and comedian 1963
First Tweet on Twitter, February 24, 2010 Twitter http://twitter.com/conanobrien
The Tonight Show
„In all this I was greatly stirred in charity to mine even-Christians, that they might see and know the same that I saw: for I would it were comfort to them. For all this Sight was shewed general. Then said I to them that were about me: It is to-day Doomsday with me. And this I said for that I thought to have died.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The First Revelation, Chapter 8