Source: Everything Is Illuminated
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
A Song Is Born
Lyrics, I am...
„Instead of working so hard to please him, work harder to please yourself…because ultimately, this is what will truly please him.“
— Sherry Argov American writer 1977
Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl-A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
Canto I, Stanza 15.
The Castle of Indolence (1748)
— John Hagee American pastor, theologian and saxophonist 1940
Faith under Fire broadcast (September 12, 2005)
— Krister Stendahl Swedish theologian 1921 - 2008
— Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux French poet and critic 1636 - 1711
Il plait a tout le monde et ne saurait se plaire.
Satire I, l. 94
„What has pleased, and continues to please, is likely to please again: hence are derived the rules of art, and on this immoveable foundation they must ever stand.“
— Joshua Reynolds English painter, specialising in portraits 1723 - 1792
Discourse no. 7, delivered on December 10, 1776; vol. 1, p. 223.
Discourses on Art
„If you are lonely, please know you can find. If you are discouraged, please know you can find. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be.“
— Jeffrey R. Holland Mormon leader 1940
Source: Created for Greater Things
„You're gonna be pleasing each other, and if he already knows what pleases him, and he's gonna please himself, then why am I in the picture?“
— Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969
IX: The Safest Sex of All
Sex in the 90s
Christine O'Donnell's 1996 Anti-Masturbation Campaign On MTV's 'Sex In The 90s' (VIDEO)
Talking Points Memo
Profile: Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Senate candidate
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
9 October 1747
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)
„The hutzpah of our love is pleasing to you, O Lord, just as it pleased you that we should steal from your bounty.“
— Ephrem the Syrian Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century 306 - 373
Hymns on Faith 16:5
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Context: You are impatient and hard to please. If alone, you call it solitude: if in the company of men, you dub them conspirators and thieves, and find fault with your very parents, children, brothers and neighbours. Whereas when by yourself you should have called it Tranquillity and Freedom: and herein deemed yourself like unto the Gods. And when in the company of the many, you should not have called it a wearisome crowd and tumult, but an assembly and a tribunal; and thus accepted all with contentment. What then is the chastisement of those who accept it not? To be as they are. Is any discontented with being alone? let him be in solitude. Is any discontented with his parents? let him be a bad son, and lament. Is any discontented with his children? let him be a bad father.—"Throw him into prison!"—What prison?—Where he is already: for he is there against his will; and wherever a man is against his will, that to him is a prison. Thus Socrates was not in prison since he was there with his own consent. (31 & 32).
Source: Running with Scissors
Source: Pride and Prejudice