„You must get away from the real thing because the real thing will limit your acting and cripple you. To think of your own mother's death each time you want to cry onstage is schizophrenic and sick.“

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„The worst thing about this modern world is that people think you get killed on television with zero pain and zero blood. It must enter into kids' heads that it's not very messy to kill somebody, and it doesn't hurt that much. That's a real sickness to me. That's a real sick thing.“

—  David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946

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„Mike Knox, I am also getting real sick of this! Your problem isn't me staying away from your girl… Your problem is your girl staying away from me!“

—  Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978

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„I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly“

—  Andrew S. Grove Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author 1936 - 2016

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„The real intent of my writing is not to say, you must think in this way. The real intent is: here are some of the many important facets of this extraordinary Kosmos; have you thought about including them in your own worldview?“

—  Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949

Introduction, Collected Works of Ken Wilber, vol. VIII (2000) http://wilber.shambhala.com/html/books/cowokev8_intro.cfm/
Context: The real intent of my writing is not to say, you must think in this way. The real intent is: here are some of the many important facets of this extraordinary Kosmos; have you thought about including them in your own worldview? My work is an attempt to make room in the Kosmos for all of the dimensions, levels, domains, waves, memes, modes, individuals, cultures, and so on ad infinitum. I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace. To Freudians I say, Have you looked at Buddhism? To Buddhists I say, Have you studied Freud? To liberals I say, Have you thought about how important some conservative ideas are? To conservatives I say, Can you perhaps include a more liberal perspective? And so on, and so on, and so on... At no point I have ever said: Freud is wrong, Buddha is wrong, liberals are wrong, conservatives are wrong. I have only suggested that they are true but partial. My critical writings have never attacked the central beliefs of any discipline, only the claims that the particular discipline has the only truth — and on those grounds I have often been harsh. But every approach, I honestly believe, is essentially true but partial, true but partial, true but partial.
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—  Luis Miguel Puerto Rican singer; music producer 1970

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„Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.“

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„… the face has limited space. My mother used to say, if you fill your face with laughing, there will be no more room for crying.“

—  Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Variant: The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.
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—  Saffron Burrows English actress, model and writer 1972

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„I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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