„But… as bad as it was, I learned something about myself. That I could go through something like that and survive. I mean, I know it could have been worse--a lot worse-- but for me, it was all I could have handled at the time. And I learned from it.“

Source: Dear John

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American writer and novelist 1965

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„I have to stand up for myself… I learned something that I could and should stand up for myself, and he learned something, which was she will stand up for herself.“

—  Carly Fiorina American corporate executive and politician 1954

David Webb Show http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/05/ohio-male-rnc-member-calls-carly-fiorina-hot-babe/ (5 August 2015).
2010s, 2015, David Webb Show (August 2015)

Citát „I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.“
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„I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

As quoted in The Story of Civilization : The Age of Reason Begins, 1558-1648 (1935) by Will Durant, p. 605
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„I learned I had to stand for something so I could stand to be me.“

—  Martin Sheen American actor 1940

2000s, Progressive magazine interview (2003)

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„I studied and absorbed everything I could from physics to counterfeiting, but most of all I learned the art of surviving.“

—  James Clavell American novelist 1921 - 1994

As quoted in "James Clavell, Best-Selling Storyteller of Far Eastern Epics, Is Dead at 69" by William Grimes in The New York Times (8 September 1994) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D03E4D61138F93BA3575AC0A962958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
Context: Changi became my university instead of my prison. … Among the inmates there were experts in all walks of life — the high and the low roads. I studied and absorbed everything I could from physics to counterfeiting, but most of all I learned the art of surviving.

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„Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.“

—  John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009

Life Magazine (September 1986)

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„I've never had to go very far to learn everything I have learned. I just had to care about something & pay attention.“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

19 January 2010 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/7933461617
Official Twitter profile (@gtdguy) https://twitter.com/gtdguy

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„Hey, you know something people?
I'm not black,
But there's a whole lots a times
I wish I could say I'm not white.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

"Trouble Every Day".
Freak Out! (1966)
Variant: Hey, you know something people? I'm not black, but there's a whole lots a times I wish I could say I'm not white.

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„Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment but feel I could do the job far better myself.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Cada vez que leo algo que han escrito contra mi, no sólo comparto el sentimiento sino que pienso que yo mismo podría hacer mejor el trabajo, quizá debería aconsejar a los aspirantes a enemigos que me envíen sus criticas de antemano, con la seguridad de que recibirán toda mi ayuda y mi apoyo. Hasta he deseado secretamente escribir con seudónimo, una larga invectiva contra mí mismo.
"Jorge Luis Borges visto por él mismo" http://www.diariomedico.com/entorno/ent271299com.html (Jorge Luis Borges seen by himself) In the case of this work, the Spanish version seems to have been published after the English version.
Autobiographical Notes (1970)
Context: Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment but feel I could do the job far better myself. Perhaps I should advise would-be enemies to send me their grievances beforehand, with full assurance that they will receive my every aid and support. I have even secretly longed to write, under a pen name, a merciless tirade against myself.

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„I'm going to tell you something: There's an element to that passion that I always leave out and that I have recently learned to understand, and it has helped me a lot. … I was okay if it didn't happen.“

—  Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966

O interview (2003)
Context: I'm going to tell you something: There's an element to that passion that I always leave out and that I have recently learned to understand, and it has helped me a lot. … I was okay if it didn't happen. … I didn't realize this before. As long as I knew I did my very, very best, I was okay. I was so okay that when I made the transition from Mexico to Los Angeles, I said to myself I have something now. Is it what I want? No. I was making money, I was an actress, and I was famous. It looked like it's what I wanted, but it was not. And I was wise enough to recognize it. It's what others would think that I'd want, and sometimes that makes you feel it's good enough... To be able to brag a lot on life — that's everybody's dream... But is it your dream? And it wasn't my dream. And so I said that I'm going to leave it. This means I go there, and maybe it doesn't happen. And I am trading this, which looks like it's great, for this nothing that could be anything. … And then I was excited about being brave about it and saying, "What I left didn't grab me by the balls."

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„Here is something I have learned the hard way, but which a lot of well-meaning people in the West have a hard time accepting: All human beings are equal, but all cultures and religions are not.“

—  Ayaan Hirsi Ali Dutch feminist, author 1969

A culture that celebrates femininity and considers women to be the masters of their own lives is better than a culture that mutilates girls' genitals and confines them behind walls and veils or flogs or stones them for falling in love. A culture that protects women's rights by law is better than a culture in which a man can lawfully have four wives at once and women are denied alimony and half their inheritance. A culture that appoints women to its supreme court is better than a culture that declares that the testimony of a woman is worth half that of a man.
Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations (2010)

„I learned that what happened to me did not have to define who I was. My past could not control my future unless I allowed it to.“

—  Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943

Source: Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

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„I enjoyed, and I tried to soak up and learn everything as fast as I could from doing any kind of music. It's good to have a gig.“

—  St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982

QRO Magazine interview (2007)
Context: I enjoyed, and I tried to soak up and learn everything as fast as I could from doing any kind of music. It's good to have a gig. If you're a musician, it's good to be working.
I love doing all of it, but Marry Me is my baby, St. Vincent is my child.

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