„I really am… shinobi trash. But the one thing I still learned is this. That void is something that everyone helps you fill. Just because you face adversity and hardships, is no reason to give up on this world. A person willing to throw away all those memories… of their friends and comrades, will never find peace of mind. Resorting to something like that isn't going to bury that hole. If you persevere and endure, someone will be there to support you!“
„Giving up at something that no longer serves a purpose, or protects you, or helps you, isn't giving up at all, it's growing up.“
Psychic mentor Marianne, to Anita; p. 61
Source: Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, Incubus Dreams (2004)
„Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„I never really liked too much attention, which can be good and bad, if someone gives me a compliment it just goes in one ear and out the other, and if someone says something really horrible it’s the same. I just learned not to value my self-esteem and who I am as a person on the popularity of a film or how famous I am at the time. I guess I had the perspective of how it can be there one time and not another. And life is the most exciting part, really living, you know?“
— Liv Tyler American actress, producer and former model 1977
Liv Tyler On Her Iconic Career, Living Through Fame And The Importance Of Female Friendship http://www.oystermag.com/2018/11/liv-tyler-on-her-iconic-career-living-through-fame-and-the-importance-of-female-friendship-for-oyster-115/ (November 28, 2018)
„What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.“
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
No. 1, "Walking With God"
Olney Hymns (1779)
„This book is dedicated to all of my friends who helped me get to where I am today - you know who you are…. and when I find you I am going to kill you.“
— Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948
Nothing’s Sacred (2005)
„you discover that your old “I,” along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of those new challenges, and you begin to realize that buried deep in your unconscious mind there is someone much more interesting and adventurous and more open to the world and to new experiences.“
„Going through something difficult in your life, music for me is always a friend and something that helps you to figure things out.“
— Chris Martin musician, co-founder of Coldplay 1977
„There is a difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn't work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up.“
— Jay Samit American businessman 1961
Source: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 12
„I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you're doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you're lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you're really lucky.“
— Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958
Source: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
„Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.“
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
„I was never really affected by it because I don’t have the time to go up to every grime kid and explain the ideology and the lifestyle. It’s too hard…. Look at Afrikan Boy, he still has that problem. You have this talent to see something and articulate something new, but you can’t because the arena to do that doesn’t exist. It’s easier to breed movements in England than really support one artist, especially in urban culture.“
— M.I.A. British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director 1975
Interview http://web.archive.org/web/20080108025702/http://www.rwdmag.com/articles/6188/MIA-Flying-High.html to RWD magazine on the rejection of her first album Arular by the UK grime scene (2007)
„Peace needs to be in everyone's life. Of all the things we have tried in this world, there is one thing we have never given a chance. That one thing is peace. If we want to hope for something, maybe we could hope in our heart that peace will come in our life. The peace that we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt, and I can help you get in touch with it. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Source: Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Rawat.
„The Question of sovereignty is often raised. I am one of those who believe that in a modern world one has to give up a great deal of sovereignty. I am prepared to give up sovereignty to the world, but not to a selected number of European countries. That is not giving up something for world security; it is giving something up to sectional interests.“
— Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967
Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1962/nov/08/britain-and-the-common-market in the House of Lords on the British application to join the Common Market (8 November 1962).
„I'm not anyone, I'm just myself; whatever I am, I am something, and now I'm something you can't help.“
Source: The Martian Chronicles
„I think the scariest things are hidden in plain view, meaning you can see something and your intuition will tell you there's something not right about this person or there's something about this situation that my gut is telling me isn't right and your rational mind will say "just get over it, everything is fine, you're fine."“
— Chantal Quesnel Canadian actress 1971
Something could be so scary because it's right there, it's hidden in plain sight, and that to me is the psychology of fear.
Con Men Interviews: Fiona Dourif, Chantal Quesnel, Danielle Bisutti on Curse of Chucky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBb8r-vhFoU (August 19, 2013)