„I would rather die than ever see you suffering this way. I don't want you or any child I ever have or any woman I ever love to go through or feel what you're going through, but it's happened and I don't know what to do.“
Source: Looking for Alibrandi
„Try it. You don't have to do it ever again if you don't want to. But try it once. Try everything once.“
— Melvin Burgess British children's writer 1954
„The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Part I: Man and Nature, Ch. 1: Current Perplexities, p. 10
1950s, New Hopes for a Changing World (1951)
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
„What do you mean, 'you don't need to buy it'? You don't need to do anything, except pay taxes and die.“
— Sam Donaldson American journalist 1934
As quoted in "Respek" http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=m1_FAsefZ6o (18 July 2004), Da Ali G Show.
„And sure, I know if you eat this way you'll die. So? If you don't eat this way you're still going to die. Why not die happy?“
Source: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
„p>You are more than now;
You are for always.
I can see in you
My dreams come true.
Don't you ever go away.You make me feel like
There's nothing I can't do.
And when I hold you,
I only want to say
I love you.</p“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Song lyrics, Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)
„I don't care when I die, when you die, you die. What I don't want is to die in my bed. To be killed in an accident or to be shot is my preferred way to die.“
— Ashraf Pahlavi Iranian royal 1919 - 2016
In Bitter American Exile, the Shah's Twin Sister, Ashraf, Defends Their Dynasty (1980)
„The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019
„Participate in your own dreams, don't just say what you want or complain about what you don't have.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 156
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), III : The Hunger of Immortality
Context: Glorious is the risk! — καλος γαρ ο κινδυνος, glorious is the risk that we are able to run of our souls never dying … Faced with this risk, I am presented with arguments designed to eliminate it, arguments demonstrating the absurdity of the belief in the immortality of the soul; but these arguments fail to make any impression on me, for they are reasons and nothing more than reasons, and it is not with reasons that the heart is appeased. I do not want to die — no; I neither want to die nor do I want to want to die; I want to live for ever and ever and ever. I want this "I" to live — this poor "I" that I am and that I feel myself to be here and now, and therefore the problem of the duration of my soul, of my own soul, tortures me.
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Echo (1999)
That's my favorite joke.
A Man Without a Country (2005)