The Last Lecture (2007)
„Danny? You listen to me. I’m going to talk to you about it this once and never again this same way. There’s some things no six-year-old boy in the world should have to be told, but the way things should be and the way things are hardly ever get together. The world’s a hard place, Danny. It don’t care. It don’t hate you and me, but it don’t love us, either. Terrible things happen in the world, and they’re things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like it’s only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The world don’t love you, but your momma does and so do I. You’re a good boy. You grieve for your daddy, and when you feel you have to cry over what happened to him, you go into a closet or under your covers and cry until it’s all out of you again. That’s what a good son has to do. But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.“
The Shining (1977)
„Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good.“
Source: You Can Heal Your Life
„There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live – I have no use for the sour-faced man – and next, that you are going to do something worthwhile, that you are going to work hard and do the things you set out to do.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Talk to schoolchildren in Oyster Bay, Christmastime (1898), as quoted in The Bully Pulpit : A Teddy Roosevelt Book of Quotations (2002) by H. Paul Jeffers, p. 22
„It’s a good thing when you don’t dare do something if you don’t think it’s right. But it’s not good when you think something’s not right because you don’t dare do it.“
— Sigrid Undset Norwegian writer 1882 - 1949
Source: The Wreath
„You know that feeling you get / You feel you're older than time?
Do you keep the receipts for the friends that you buy?
And I hope you know / That it won't let go / It sticks around with you until the day you die.
I hope the tears don't stain the world that waits outside.“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000)
„You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen yourself.“
— Diana Ross American vocalist, music artist and actress 1944
As quoted in Jet magazine, Vol. 67, No. 2 (4 February 1985), p. 40
„Drugs don’t work. They don’t even make you forget – only momentarily, because if something’s that painful, nothing’s going to make you forget it. You think they’ll fill the hole, but the hole just gets deeper… It’s like trying to fill in a hole without a spade.“
— Pete Doherty English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist 1979
The Sunday Times, May 14, 2006
„She was still waiting for him to come back to her, even though he wasn't going to. She was still holding out for something that wasn't going to happen. She was good at waiting. That seemed like a sad thing to be good at.“
Source: Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
„The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It's not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don't know it's happening until one day you feel you've lost something but you're not sure what it is. It's like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you "sir."“
It just happens.
Boy's Life (1991)
„You are going to survive. And good things are going to start to happen again. And one day you are going to look back and this will not even be such a bad thing“
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
„Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.“
— Jenny Nimmo British author of children's books 1944
Source: Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
„Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.“
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„You know, I have a philosophy there’s good that happens in everything.
It may not reveal itself immediately, and even in the most dire circumstances, if you just wait, if you just remain open to things, the good in it will reveal itself. And that has happened to me as well in countless, countless ways.“
— Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951
2020s, I’ve Had a Year to Think About What’s Important (2020)