„The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.“

Source: Fight Club

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American novelist, essayist 1962

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„Its only after you've lost everything," Tyler says, "that you're free to do anything.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Variant: It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
Source: Fight Club

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„Why not? Everything you've got to own costs money. Everything you do costs money. You can't take your wife on a date for free.“

—  Floyd Mayweather Jr. American boxer 1977

2010s, 2015, Interview with Jim Gray (September 2015)

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„I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all.“

—  Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993

"Artistic Freedom"
I'm a Born Liar (2003)
Context: I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it.

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„(Sylvia) Things you can do when you’re a grown-up:....3) Default on a home equity loan and lose everything.“

—  Nicole Hollander Cartoonist 1939

Source: Sylvia cartoon strip, p. 57

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„Anything you can aquire is only another thing you'll lose.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Choke

Source: Choke

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„I'll kill for you, give up everything i own for you… but i won't give you up.“

—  Sylvia Day American writer 1973

Variant: I'd kill for you, give up everything I own for you.... but I won't give you up.
Source: Reflected in You

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„I don't think you can do anything for anyone without giving up something of your own.“

—  Bernard Malamud, The Natural

The Natural (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) p. 149 http://books.google.com/books?id=wCWhegoGUxwC&q=%22I+don't+think+you+can+do+anything+for+anyone+without+giving+up+something+of+your+own%22&pg=PA149#v=onepage. (originally published 1952)

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„Just breathe at the end of the line or on the punctuation. If you lose that, and lose the iambic pentameter, you'll lose all the sense of what you're saying. And if you do breathe, you'll find that Shakespeare's verse is like a surfboard.“

—  Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985

Keith Baxter interviewed by Geoff Andrew for the British Film Institute (on the only piece of direction Welles ever gave him) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qON_f32HQDk

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„And sometimes when you're very mixed-up inside, you do things you know you shouldn't do.“

—  Barbara Park American juvenile author 1947 - 2013

Source: Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President

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„The more things you own, the more they own you.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Variant: The things you used to own, now they own you.
Source: Fight Club

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