„It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Source: Costly Grace, p. 45.
Context: Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.
Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner.
„I never think about that before the season. Toward the end of the year I start thinking about it. Not before. I did it last year by just meeting the ball,“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
On his chances for a third consecutive NL batting title; as quoted and paraphrased in "Clemente Not Thinking of Batting Title" by Milton Richman, in The Cumberland Evening Times (Tuesday, March 15, 1966), p. 12
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1966</big>
Context: “I never think about that before the season. Toward the end of the year I start thinking about it. Not before. I did it last year by just meeting the ball,” he said. “I didn’t swing hard at all. I think I’m going to do the same thing this year. We have two good hitters behind me now and I don’t have to swing so hard.” He means Donn Clendenon and Willie Stargell. The two hit a total of 41 homers to Clemente’s 10 last year. “They always say we need someone to hit home runs. We got some guys who can now. I don’t care for home runs. I showed ’em I could do it when I hit 23 in 1961. Home runs aren’t that important, though. Not to me, anyway.”
„Being mean makes you stupid. That's why I hate fights. You never do your best work in a fight, because fights are not sufficiently general. Winning is always a function of the situation and the people involved. You don't win fights by thinking of big ideas but by thinking of tricks that work in one particular case. And yet fighting is just as much work as thinking about real problems.“
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"Mean People Fail", November 2014
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Original: Non restare mai a pensare a come vincere la partita, inizia a giocare.
Source: Sundays at Tiffany's
„Some parents let their young kids win at games, but mine never did.
I don't think it was because they were particularly competitive, they just wanted to teach me a valuable lesson.
Life is mostly just learning how to lose.“
— Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
Source: Saga, Vol. 3
„So it was better to think of formulations which could explain the creation of matter without violating the law of conservation of matter…For that we used what is called as negative energy, which at that time was considered unrealistic. There was a good example of negative energy, mainly Newtonian gravity. Newtonian gravity is a negative energy system because gravitational potential energy is negative and we i. e, Fred Hoyle and me, worked out a fairly consistent method of describing this whole thing. Today what people call phantom fields, an idea which is catching up with people trying to explain some problems of the big-bang, these phantom fields are what we had proposed way back in the 1960’s.“
— Jayant Narlikar Indian physicist 1938
„I never shot a deer. I've never shot anything in my life. I never hunted. I'm just not that type of guy. But there's no doubt in my mind that I would have killed to win. That really scares me sometimes. Right now I think about it, and I get little goose bumps. I would have done anything - absolutely anything - to win. In a war, maybe that's what happens. It was our society against their society.“
— Phil Esposito Canadian ice hockey player 1942
Reported in Neil Milbert, "Classic Soviet series: When Canada's stars shone brightest", The Chicago Tribune (January 18, 1991), p. C-15.
„I love the song ["Haters"]. I wrote it, it was my idea. I think at the time I was feeling like I had to talk so much about my personal life because people make accusations and there are lies and rumors constantly. I think that song really just came to me because I was feeling like people are so negative. They love to read what's coming out next on Page Six [of the New York Post] and I just felt like it was appropriate. I also felt like normal girls could relate to that, what with school and how people backstab each other and talk bad about each other and how much petty stuff goes on.“
— Hilary Duff American actress and singer 1987
„I have never chosen easy life, I have always chosen what I felt in my heart, because I live in feelings... of what I feel, not of opportunism, not of falsehood... but of simple, true things.“
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Original: Non ho mai scelto la vita facile, ho sempre scelto ciò che sentivo nel cuore, perché io vivo di sentimenti... di ciò che provo, non di opportunismo, non di falsità... ma di cose semplici, vere.
„It is life energy that causes us to grow. It is life energy that enables us to heal. … It evokes the true and only healing, that which occurs from within. A drug may relieve the symptoms of a disease but it does not cure. The true cure always involves a major change in the person's attitude toward himself and toward life.“
— John Diamond (doctor) Australian doctor 1934
Source: Life Energy: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Your Emotions to Achieve Total Well-Being (1985), p. 4
„I just kind of thought about doing this my whole life. I never doubted myself once. I've always been singing, and I've always wanted to be on tour with a rock band.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Eric R. Danton (September 1, 2005) "McCracken Had No Rock Doubts", The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Courant Co., p. 5.
„I always wanted to be a comedian and actor, […] I basically stumbled into the music medium, though. I'm OK, but that's about it. I like to think I'm good enough not to negatively affect the performance.“
— Bo Burnham American comedian, musician, and actor 1990
[Joseph P., Kahn, Joseph P. Kahn, Nonfamily humor, straight from home, y, http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/02/13/nonfamily_humor_straight_from_home/, The Boston Globe, P. Steven Ainsley, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2008-02-13, 2009-01-25, Irreverent songs win Hamilton youth a cult following]
„I don't think about (being) the face of the NHL - I just enjoy my time right now. Playing in the NHL was my dream come true and I'm playing with great players. I feel trust and I'm happy because I'm having the time of my life.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
Kevin McGran (October 28, 2006) "'Having the time of my life' - Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin says he loves to deliver hits and isn't averse to taking a few, either Rangers' Lundqvist's experiencing problems keeping the puck out this season, by Kevin McGran", The Toronto Star, p. E05.
„I think my basic viewpoint is that everything the left and right say about each other is true. And the reason it's true is because they have so much in common.“
— Bob Black American anarchist 1951
As quoted in "Self-publisher takes sardonic aim at all views — including his", by Linda Barnas, in The Sunday Gazette (11 November 1990), p. H7 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1957&dat=19901111&id=K3YhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=O4kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1168,3286310&hl=en